Matchroom partners with Canelo and Eddy Reynoso for Mexico Fight Series
Matchroom and DAZN are excited to announce a series of Live Mexico Fight Nights in partnership with Canelo Alvarez and Canelo Promotions and Eddy Reynoso and Clase y Talento.
The first event of the new Mexican four-part series will see Julio Cesar Martinez defend his WBC World Flyweight title against Joel Cordova at Domo Alcade – Code Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico on Saturday, June 26.
This follows DAZN and Matchroom’s five-year global agreement announced last week, highlighting a renewed long-term investment by DAZN and Matchroom to take boxing to new global heights in countries around the world.
The fight night of June 26, along with the three events in Mexico to follow over the next year, add to DAZN’s current global boxing schedule and will all be broadcast live worldwide on DAZN – y including in Mexico, where fans can sign up for a monthly subscription for just 45 pesos per month. The shows will be available in English and Spanish, the latter being led by a roster of dedicated on-air talent to be unveiled soon.
Together with partners Canelo Promotions and Clase y Talento, Matchroom and DAZN will collaborate with the pound-for-pound king himself and his illustrious trainer to engage with passionate fans on the pitch, present the best of the Mexican boxing championship to the world, and discover and showcase new talents from the proud country of boxing.
“It’s a great chance for the Mexican fighters to pursue their dreams,” Canelo said. “Sometimes our champions have to travel abroad to defend their belts and seize the opportunities. We plan to bring these opportunities to Mexico and give young fighters the chance to develop and change their lives. “
“I am very proud to bring this exciting new project to Mexico and these new opportunities for our fighters,” said Reynoso. “There is so much talent in our country and these new shows will allow our champions to defend their home belts and our prospects to have the chance to continue to grow. “
“This is such an exciting project and partnership, and I look forward to starting June 26 and adding even more action to DAZN’s global calendar,” said Hearn. “It’s no secret that Mexico is blessed with boxing talent and passionate fans who truly embrace the sport. This new project will breathe new life into sport in Mexico and give young fighters and champions the opportunity to flourish. “
“Last week, we announced as part of our groundbreaking global deal that DAZN and Matchroom will invest significantly in key markets around the world where boxing fervor reigns supreme with events, partnerships and content relevant to the world. regional level, ”said the co-CEO of DAZN. James Rushton. This new Mexican series builds on our growing momentum with Matchroom worldwide as well as our longtime partners Canelo and Eddy Reynoso and together we look forward to bringing more of the best Mexican boxing to local and global fans on DAZN. “
Martinez (17-1 13 KOs) puts his green and gold bracelet on the line for the third time to kick off the return of high-profile boxing to his home country.
The flyweight king was due to defend his strap on the under-map of Alvarez’s super middleweight world title clash with Avni Yildirim in February, but a hand injury sustained during fight week l deprived of the chance to fight McWilliams Arroyo on the show.
Now, the electrifying 26-year-old will head the bill in his homeland against Cordova (12-4-2 3 KOs), with Martinez’s compatriot of Mexico battling in his first world title fight, and ‘El Rey’ is delighted to be fighting at home for a second consecutive bout as he seeks to become a unified 112-pound champion.
“I’m so happy to be able to fight again and make a much anticipated comeback,” said Martinez. “I’m even more excited to be able to fight in my home country, Mexico, and defend my title here. I am very motivated to relaunch my career on such a platform.
“I have been waiting for this opportunity for so long that I am not going to waste my chance to make my dreams of becoming world champion come true,” Cordova said. “I want to thank Matchroom and my company BXSTRS for making my dream come true. Maybe I’m not known to many, but after June 26, many will know my name. I know Martinez is a solid champion, but strength isn’t all it takes to win, it takes motivation, desire and there’s no one who can beat me in those. I have waited for this moment all my life.
There is more world title action on the night with Cuban Daniel Matellon (11-0-2 6 KOs) making the first defense of his WBA World Light-Flyweight title against Jose Argumedo (24-4-1 15 KOs) with Matellon being elevated to full champion after clinching the interim title in February 2020.
Gabriel Valenzuela (23-2-1 13 KOs) looks to build on his impressive victory in London, England over Robbie Davies Jr in February by defending the IBF Intercontinental Super-Lightweight title he won that night , there is a 12th pro outing for rising Mexican-American starlet Diego Pacheco (11-0 8 KOs) and Christian Alan Gomez Duran (20-2-1 18 KOs) appear on the card after recording stoppages on two Canelo cards in December and May.
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