Global boxing powerhouse, Matchroom Boxing, are headed down under.
In the lead up to their inaugural Australian event in Brisbane, The Fordham Company has been appointed by Matchroom Boxing to assist with their expansion into the Australian market.
The company is led by their notoriously charismatic Chairman, Eddie Hearn, who is widely regarded as the doyen of the Boxing world, having had many years’ experiences in promoting events for the likes of Anthony Joshua and Canelo Alvarez.
“I am so excited to kick-off this new era for Matchroom in Australia,” Eddie said. “Australian fans are so passionate about sport and boxing is on the rise here, so I have no doubt that they will embrace the fight nights that we put on and join us in creating unforgettable nights that showcase this country as one of the key players for the sport globally.
Matchroom’s expansion is headlined by the bout for the WBO Global Super Lightweight Title, between Liam Paro and Brock Jarvis on Saturday October 15. The fight may be watched live to subscribers worldwide on DAZN, as Matchroom break new ground with their first show in Australia
“In order to put on great nights, you need to make exciting fights, and our first main event Down Under promises to be explosive stuff. Liam and Brock are only ever in thrilling bouts and the winner will be in prime position to hunt for a World title fight.”
Paro (22-0 13 KOs) is ranked No.1 with the WBO at 140lbs and the Brisbane star will aim to kick-off MatchroomBoxing’s new era Down Under in style on his home turf. The 26-year-old inked a promotional pact with Hearn in December after seeing off the unbeaten Yomar Alamo in Tampa, Florida on his American debut.
Jarvis (20-0 18 KOs) also comes into the bout on the back of his first fight on US soil, where the New South Wales ace came out on top in a wild shoot out with Alejando Rodriguez with a fifth-round stoppage in Fresno, California. The 24-year-old recorded his 18th win inside the distance from 20 fights that night and has promised fans another all-action affair next month.
The fight will be held on October 15 at Southbank Piazza in Brisbane and will be the first of many for MatchroomBoxing down under.
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