Matchroom, Golden Boy Promotions and DAZN continue their blockbuster end to 2018 for US fans.
Eddie Hearn confirmed his ground-breaking $1bn deal with the streaming giants. The promoter is delivering big fight nights across the Atlantic for the next eight years.
Add to that the Golden Boy roster topped by Canelo Alvarez and DAZN has hit the ground running.
Fans can expect to get great value for the $9.99 a month package with DAZN.
Miller v Dinu
Heavyweight star Jarrell Miller continues his rapid rise against Bogdan Dinu. Claressa Shields defends her IBF, WBA and WBC World Middleweight titles against Hannah Rankin and Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios comes home in an all-Mexican clash in a huge night of action at the Kansas Star Arena and Casino in Mulvane, Kansas, on November 17, live on DAZN.
A stacked card in support of the World championship battles sees a homecoming for Brandon Rios in an all-Mexican showdown with Ramon Alvarez, the older brother of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
A crunch battle at Middleweight sees Luis Arias and Gabriel Rosado clash. There’s more local flavor on the card in the shape of exciting young Wichita star Nico Hernandez, the 22 year old Team USA 2016 Olympic bronze medalist laces them up for the sixth time in the paid ranks, with four of his five wins to date coming inside the distance.
Three-weight World champion Ricky Burns is back in action on the bill and the Scottish ace (42-7-1 15KOs) is looking to return to the top table once again.
Yafai v Gonzalez
WBA super-flyweight champion Kal Yafai puts his title on the line against Israel Gonzalez. The line-up continues from Monte Carlo with Frank Buglioni versus Fanlong Meng and former cruiserweight world champion Denis Lebedev facing Mike Wilson. The four-fight headliner is finalized by a heavyweight contest between Zhilei Zhang v Alexander Ustinov.
Kell Brook returns to the ring in front of his hometown fans at Sheffield Arena on December 8 when he takes on Michael Zerafa.
Unbeaten Irish star Jono Carroll faces French former European Champion Guillaume Frenois in a final eliminator. The winner will become mandatory challenger to IBF Super-Featherweight Champion Tevin Farmer.
Sunderland Welterweight talent Josh ‘Pretty Boy’ Kelly. Hugely popular Yorkshire Heavyweight Dave ‘White Rhino’ Allen. Plus Cork Middleweight Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan all feature on a huge card.
Canelo v Fielding
New high-profile DAZN signing Canelo Alvarez makes his debut broadcast as a huge favorite to become a three-weight world champion.
Canelo fights Rocky Fielding for the world super-middleweight title on the back of a superb rematch victory over Gennady Golovkin last September.
On the undercard, knockout sensation David Lemieux takes on Tureano Johnson. The card will also feature the return of Sadam “World Kid” Ali and will showcase some of Golden Boy Promotions’ best rising stars.
“Golden Boy Promotions will give fans early Christmas gifts this year as we offer yet another great card to close 2018 on a very high note,” said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO and Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions. “David Lemieux still has his eyes set on Canelo, and that night they will be in the same arena. Lemieux knows that if he loses against Tureano Johnson, he can forget about any shot with Canelo. Also, each of these undercard fights, even the ones featuring Sadam Ali, Ryan Garcia, Vergil Ortiz and Lamont Roach, Jr., could easily be the main attraction of any other event, so fans should not miss out on this great night of action – especially when it’s free for new DAZN subscribers.”
Ali will make his welterweight return against the rugged and experienced Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera. Ryan “Kingry” Garcia will fight for the first time under the tutelage of Eddy Reynoso, head trainer of Canelo Alvarez, in a 10-round lightweight battle. Yves Ulysse Jr. will return in a 10-round super lightweight fight.
Super lightweight knockout artist Vergil Ortiz features, while Lamont Roach Jr. will defend his WBO International Super Featherweight Title against Alberto Mercardo.
Finally, Bilal Akkawy will take on Victor Fonseca in a 10-round super middleweight battle
Nonito Donaire (Philippines) v Zolani Tete (South Africa)
Naoya Inoue (Japan) v Emmanuel Rodriguez (Puerto Rico)
Regis Prograis (United States) v Kiryl Relikh (Belarus)
Josh Taylor (Scotland) v Ivan Baranchyk (Belarus)
Mairis Briedis (Latvia) v Yunier Dorticos (Cuba)
Krzysztof Glowacki (Poland) v Andrew Tabiti (United States)
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