The first Matchroom Boxing USA card that will be streamed on DAZN will feature two world title fights as well as an undefeated heavyweight contender and a former welterweight champion.
The card, which will take place on October 6 at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, will feature Daniel Roman defending his WBA super bantamweight title against Gavin McDonnell and Artur Beterbiev defending his IBF light heavyweight title against Callum Johnson.
------ #WorldsCollide- @JVargasBoxing vs @ThomasDulorme- @ABeterbiev vs @CallumTheOne- Daniel Roman vs @bigtwinnygav- @BIGBABYMILLER vs Tomasz AdamekOct 6 @WintrustArena, live on @DAZN_USA! ------#VargasDulorme #BeterbievJohnson #RomanMcDonnell #MillerAdamek pic.twitter.com/JyeXN3xHxT— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) August 8, 2018
- @JVargasBoxing vs @ThomasDulorme
- @ABeterbiev vs @CallumTheOne
- Daniel Roman vs @bigtwinnygav
- @BIGBABYMILLER vs Tomasz Adamek
Oct 6 @WintrustArena, live on @DAZN_USA! ------#VargasDulorme #BeterbievJohnson #RomanMcDonnell #MillerAdamek pic.twitter.com/JyeXN3xHxT
— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) August 8, 2018
This comes weeks after the first wave of boxers was announced who would fight on DAZN. Roman was originally planned to defend his title on October 20, but Matchroom made changes as Demetrius Andrade, also previously announced to fight on the Chicago card, will now fight Billy Joe Saunders for his WBO middleweight title, likely in Boston later this year.
Also featured on the card is undefeated heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller, who is on the short list of fighters potentially getting a title shot sometime in the next year, facing off against 41-year-old Tomasz Adamek. Adamek, a former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion and one-time heavyweight title challenger, has fought in Poland since late 2014, where he has fought the likes of Eric Molina and Artur Szpilka.
Former WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas, who is coming off a fight against Adrien Broner that ended in a draw, will fight Thomas Dulorme. Dulorme, who recently cut ties with Mayweather Promotions, has not fought since losing to Yordenis Ugas on the FOX-televised portion of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight last year.
The entire card will be streamed in the United States on DAZN, which will launch in the country later this year. This will be the second boxing card on DAZN in the United States as the platform is also streaming the Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin fight on September 22.
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