Eddie Hearn plans to take Matchroom / DAZN show on the road in US

Lawrence Lustig

Eddie Hearn has revealed plans to give American fans who don’t usually get the opportunity the chance to witness some of the world’s best fighters in live action.

The Matchroom boss, who linked up with DAZN in a billion dollar, eight-year deal earlier this year, has already confirmed two events with more in the pipeline.

A major highlight for Hearn was securing Billy Joe Saunders’ next defense against Demetrius Andrade via way of purse and the British promoter has promised much more to come.

“I am thrilled to be bringing this triple-header of World championship action to the TD Garden in Boston,” said Hearn.

“We want to take major fight nights to major cities across America that haven’t had the chance to witness this great sport in the flesh, that’s why we’re in Chicago on October 6 and then in Boston on October 20.

“We’re taking this great sport to great cities in great arenas like the TD Garden with the best night of boxing the city has seen,” he added.

Tickets for October 20 are on sale now from www.TDGarden.com

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At the top of the bill is the mouth-watering World title clash between unbeaten stars Andrade and Saunders. Andrade is a dominant figure among New England fighters and enjoys tremendous support from his native state of Rhode Island, while Saunders has held the WBO middleweight title since 2015.

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Others on the bill for October 20th include Irish favorite Katie Taylor, the biggest star in women’s boxing and the WBA and IBF World Lightweight Champ – in a showdown with Brooklyn-based Cindy “Checkmate” Serrano, the Brooklyn-based WBO Featherweight Champ and one of the most exciting combat sports stars to come out of Puerto Rico. Serrano hasn’t lost a fight since 2012 and is gunning for two-weight World glory.

Also on the bill is a showdown between American boxer and IBF Super-Featherweight title holder Tevin Farmer and Irish boxer James Tennyson. Farmer landed the title with a landslide points win in Billy Dib’s Australian backyard in August, gaining redemption in the process after missing out on the crown in a controversial split decision loss against Kenichi Ogawa in Las Vegas in December. Tennyson is the reigning European and Commonwealth champion.

The fight program also features three Murphys Boxing fighters, United States Marine Afghanistan veteran Mark ‘Bazooka’ Deluca from Whitman, Mass., Framingham firefighter Danny O’Connor (currently on leave to focus on boxing) and Niall Kennedy, a policeman from Wexford, Ireland. All three will participate in major fights to be announced.

The October 20th fight will also be available on DAZN, the world’s first pure sport streaming service that allows fans to watch their sport, their way, live or on-demand. After launching in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan and Canada over the last two years, DAZN will launch in the U.S. this September at $9.99 per month with more than 70 fight nights planned across Matchroom Boxing, Bellator MMA and the World Boxing Super Series. The platform, available on most connected devices including Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets and game consoles, offers a 1-month free trial and no long-term contract.

In addition to the great world title clashes, the event will also raise funds for first responder related charities through the Boston Bruins Foundation. The event will offer special reduced individual and group tickets for all military and first responders and their families. For first responder information and tickets contact LMurphy@bostonbruins.com or Mbloom@murphysboxing.com.