WBC No.1 ranked heavyweight, Dillian Whyte (26-1), could fight next on December 7 on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua - the only man to defeat Dillian as a pro - and Andy Ruiz Jr rematch set for December 7 in Diriyah.
'The Brixton Body Snatcher' has been awaiting the results of an adverse finding on a drugs test, which was returned just three days prior to his fight with unbeaten Colombian Oscar Rivas, now 26-1, in their July 20 headlining fight at The O2.
Trained by Mark Tibbs, the 31-year-old is waiting to face a hearing in October in which he adamantly aims to clear his name.
Promoter Hearn said of his latest meeting with Whyte, who can currently be seen on TV screens competing in Celebrity Masterchef, "I met him and said, 'How are you getting on?'
"He said, 'Our lawyers are pushing with UKAD to get a date,' for the - whatever it's gonna be - to hopefully comeout and clear his name.
"He'd like to [fight again this year]. I'd like him to."
When asked during the iFL TV interview on which show the return could be, Hearn hinted at the Ruiz-Joshua rematch in Saudi.
"Saudi Arabia? I'd like him to fight this year, but obviously, mentally, it's a tough time for him. And I do feel we've got to push for that because he's allowed to fight, but I think it needs to be out of his head when he fights."