Matchroom Boxing USA will address the media in Manhattan, New York on Tuesday as promoter Eddie Hearn introduces the first big name fighters on his new US-based roster.
The rising talent will be signed to Matchroom Boxing USA and DAZN – and be showcased at the opening boxing events on the platform later in the year.
Unveiling the fighters and events is part of a landmark announcement from DAZN as Perform Group Executive Chairman John Skipper and DAZN CEO James Rushton will give the boxing world an exclusive first-look at DAZN, the world’ s largest dedicated live sports streaming service.
The focus will be on the platform’s 2018 launch, including pricing and when the service will be available to consumers.
Fighters already being linked to Matchroom USA and DAZN include former two-time world champion Demetrius Andrade and current light-heavyweight ruler Artur Beterbiev, whilst bigger name targets like Mikey Garcia, The Charlo Brothers and Errol Spence Jr. have been harder to nail down.
Hearn has promised a marquee standout performer, although it’s unknown whether that name will be announced at next week’s media gathering.
One contest already in the bag is a vacant IBF middleweight title clash featuring Danny Jacobs and Sergiy Derevyanchenko, with UK-based Callum Johnson already named as the title challenger to Beterbiev in the fall.
Jacobs and Derevyanchenko will contest the red belt taken from Gennady Golovkin in controversial circumstances by the IBF as the big-punching Kazakh failed to meet the mandatory requirements once his clash with Canelo Alvarez fell apart.
A new era is dawning for Matchroom and Hearn though, and it will be interesting to see how the next few weeks shape the landscape for the successful Londoner’s overseas venture.