Richard Schaefer on Kell Brook, Deontay Wilder and Bernard Hopkins

Last Updated: 17/01/14 10:24am

Richard Schaefer says there are 'mouth-watering' match-ups to be made between the biggest stars of boxing and UK talent in 2014.

The Golden Boy Promotions CEO told Ringside the next 12 months should see some memorable clashes take place and picked out some rising stars he expects to shine.

Here's what he had to say on Kell Brook's potential world title shot against Shawn Porter, Deontay Wilder's heavyweight standing and 49-year-old Bernard Hopkins' remarkable ambition to become undisputed light-heavyweight king.

Brook v Porter

This fight will eventually happen. Shawn might have another fight before that but I enjoy a pretty good relationship with Eddie Hearn so, when the time comes, I'm convinced that fight will happen and Kell will get his title shot, which unfortunately didn't happen because of injuries to both Kell and Devon Alexander a year ago.

Deontay Wilder

Deontay is certainly a threat. I remember how warmly he was embraced by the British fight fans when he fought Audley Harrison last year and Deontay would certainly like to come back and fight one of the British heavyweights. He has the skills, charisma and athleticism to become a major force with the Klitschko reign coming to an end.

Bernard Hopkins

I'm very, very excited. Unifying the light-heavyweight titles is Bernard's quest as he marches towards 50. Yesterday, on Bernard's 49th birthday, I came to terms with Beibut Shumenov, the WBA champion. We're working on dates at the end of March and beginning of April to get that fight done. It will be the first step towards becoming the undisputed light-heavyweight champion, something Bernard would like to do on the day he turns 50 next year.

Check out the video above for more from Richard Schaefer, including his thoughts on Scott Quigg, Carl Frampton and the welterweight division