A year after Matchroom Boxing announced it would be expanding further into the European market by going to Italy, the company is now heading to Spain.
Matchroom Boxing, OPI Since 82 (the company that worked with Matchroom to help launch Matchroom Boxing Italy) and DAZN have revealed details on the new venture in Spain. The new company will officially launch on December 12 with its first show taking place at the Palau Olimpic Vall D'Hebron in Barcelona. The card will be streamed on DAZN in a similar manner to Matchroom Boxing Italy's shows.
“I’m delighted to announce the launch of Matchroom Boxing Spain and we kick off with a huge show in Barcelona on December 12. I have watched with interest the growth of boxing in Spain and I feel it is the perfect time for us to enter the market as we continue our global expansion. We look forward to giving Spanish fight fans a great show in December and many more in 2020 and beyond," Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said.
As for the fights taking place on the card, these are the confirmed bouts for the maiden show for Matchroom Boxing Spain.
- Sandor Martin vs. Joe Hughes: EBU European welterweight title
- David Avanesyan vs. Jose Del Rio: EBU European welterweight title
- Jonathan Alonzo vs. Samuel Gonzalez
- Samuel Molina vs. Ivan Tomas: Spanish lightweight title
Back on November 8, 2018, Matchroom Boxing Italy was created with the aim of the company expanding onto the Italian boxing market. Matchroom Boxing Italy has done several shows that were streamed on DAZN since then featuring top Italian boxing talents.