There are one too many "logistical challenges" for rumored fights between Frank Martin and Shakur Stevenson, and Jermall Charlo and Caleb Plant, to happen next.
That's according to a ProBox TV source who is close to some of the fighters mentioned.
Top Rank has reserved a hold on the date of November 16, which is a Thursday, for a Las Vegas event at a to-be-determined venue, per the Nevada State Athletic Commission's event calendar.
Stevenson, according to a separate source with knowledge of his situation, will headline the event in a bid to capitalize on the amount of sports tourism in the area as the Formula 1 races into town for the first time.
Martin has been linked with Stevenson that night, but ProBox TV's source told us they've heard of no internal conversations to suggest that is the case.
Premier Boxing Champions, the source stressed, does not regard such a bout as a mismatch, and likes the fight. PBC believes Martin would be competitive against Stevenson, the source said.
However, the source doubts there is enough money for both Top Rank and PBC to benefit from a cross-promotion as it won't likely be a pay-per-view show considering it's a Thursday fight.
Another rumored fight for boxing's fall-winter schedule is one involving Jermall Charlo and Caleb Plant.
Charlo and Plant famously had a confrontation during the Spence-Crawford fight week and are regarded as natural rivals.
However, as Charlo has not competed for two years — since a decision win over Juan Macias Montiel — it is more likely that he'll "have a comeback fight" first.
ProBox TV asked if Charlo and Plant could share a card and meet in the ring after their respective fights/wins, but the source said it would be an expensive card as both athletes have main event recognition.
Charlo, our source said, confirmed that the fighter has already returned to the gym, though, and is already doing mitt-work.
The unbeaten middleweight champion, therefore, should fight in the coming months.