Matchroom and DAZN are thrilled to announce a collection of struggle nights stay from Mexico in partnership with Canelo Alvarez and Canelo Promotions and Eddy Reynoso and Clase y Talento. The primary occasion within the new four-part Mexico collection will see Julio Cesar Martinez defend his WBC World Flyweight title in opposition to Joel Cordova on the Domo Alcade – Code Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday, June 26. This follows on from DAZN and Matchroom’s game-changing five-year international deal introduced final week underscoring a renewed, long-term funding by DAZN and Matchroom to take boxing to new international heights in international locations around the globe.
The June 26 struggle night time, in addition to all three occasions from Mexico to comply with over the subsequent 12 months, are along with DAZN’s present international boxing schedule and can all be broadcast stay worldwide on DAZN – together with Mexico, the place followers can join a month-to-month subscription at simply 45 pesos a month. The broadcasts might be accessible in each English and Spanish, with the latter led by a devoted on-air expertise roster that may quickly be unveiled.
Along with companions Canelo Promotions and Clase y Talento, Matchroom and DAZN will collaborate with the pound-for-pound king himself and his illustrious coach to interact with passionate followers on the bottom, showcase to the world the most effective in Mexican championship boxing, and uncover and have new expertise from the proud boxing nation.
“It is a nice probability for Mexican fighters to comply with their desires,” stated Canelo. “Generally our champions should journey internationally to defend their belts and land alternatives. We plan on offering these alternatives in Mexico and giving younger fighters the possibility to develop and alter their lives.”
“I’m very proud to carry this thrilling new undertaking to Mexico and these new alternatives for our fighters,” stated Reynoso. “There’s a lot expertise in our nation and these new exhibits will enable our champions to defend their belts on dwelling soil and our prospects to get the possibility to proceed to develop.”
“That is such an thrilling undertaking and partnership, and I can’t wait to get began on June 26 and add much more motion to the DAZN international schedule,” stated Hearn. “It’s no secret that Mexico is blessed with boxing expertise and passionate followers that actually embrace the game. This new undertaking will breathe new life into the game in Mexico and provides younger fighters and champions the chance to flourish.”
“Final week, we introduced as a part of our game-changing international deal that DAZN and Matchroom will considerably put money into key markets around the globe the place there may be extraordinary boxing fervor with regionally related occasions, partnerships, and content material,” stated DAZN Co-CEO James Rushton. “This new Mexico collection builds on our rising momentum with Matchroom worldwide in addition to long-time companions Canelo and Eddy Reynoso and collectively, we stay up for bringing extra of the most effective Mexican boxing to followers regionally in addition to worldwide on DAZN.”
Martinez (17-1 13 KOs) places his inexperienced and gold strap on the road for the third time to kick off the return of big-time boxing to his dwelling nation.
The Flyweight king was on account of defend his strap on the undercard of Alvarez’s World Tremendous-Middleweight title conflict with Avni Yildirim in February, however a hand harm sustained in struggle week robbed him of the possibility to struggle McWilliams Arroyo on the present.
Now the electrifying 26-year-old will high the invoice in his homeland in opposition to Cordova (12-4-2 3 KOs), Martinez’s fellow Mexican preventing in his first World title struggle, and ‘El Rey’ is happy to be preventing at dwelling for the second struggle in a row as he appears to construct to develop into a unified champion at 112lbs.
“I’m so comfortable to have the ability to struggle once more and make a much-anticipated comeback,” stated Martinez. “I’m much more excited to have the ability to struggle in my dwelling nation of Mexico and defend my title right here. I’m very motivated to reignite my profession on such a platform.”
“I’ve waited for this chance for thus lengthy that I received’t waste my probability to satisfy my desires of changing into world champion,” stated Cordova. “I need to thank Matchroom and my firm BXSTRS for making my dream come true. Possibly I’m not recognized by many, however after June 26, many will know my identify. I do know Martinez is a strong champion, however energy shouldn’t be the one factor wanted to win, it requires motivation, need and there’s nobody who can beat me in these. I’ve waited my entire life for this second.”
There’s extra World title motion on the night time with Cuba’s Daniel Matellon (11-0-2 6 KOs) making the primary protection of his WBA World Mild-Flyweight title in opposition to Jose Argumedo (24-4-1 15 KOs) with Matellon being elevated to full champion after touchdown the interim title in February 2020.
Gabriel Valenzuela (23-2-1 13 KOs) appears to construct on his spectacular win in London, England over Robbie Davies Jr in February by defending the IBF Intercontinental Tremendous-Light-weight title he received that night time, there’s a twelfth pro-outing for rising Mexican-American starlet Diego Pacheco (11-0 8 KOs) and Christian Alan Gomez Duran (20-2-1 18 KOs) options on the cardboard having recorded stoppage wins on two Canelo playing cards in December and Might.