Matchroom’s rise in the world of boxing
The domination of the boxing world continues for Matchroom Sport and indeed Matchroom boxing. Eddie Hearn has spearheaded a meteoric rise for the multi-sport promotion company in the world of boxing over the last 10 years. It is hard to argue that he hasn’t put boxing back on the map of world sport and particularly the UK and British boxing talent. We have more world champions than any other nation and world renowned as the best fans in boxing, if not sport.
Matchroom expands into Italy
Fresh off the back of his ‘billion-dollar deal’ with Perform Group’s DAZN, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing announce the expansion of their operation into Italy. Matchroom Boxing Italy announce this eight-year deal to stage eight events throughout Italy per year. Matchroom have teamed up with OPI since 82, Italy’s premier boxing promoters. The shows will be broadcast exclusively on DAZN, the first show scheduled for this Friday night in Florence.
Eddie Hearn on Matchroom Italy
“This is another landmark moment for Matchroom Boxing as we continue our global expansion with over 50 shows a Year Worldwide. Italy has lots of potential and we have the ability with DAZN and OPI to make a huge difference to the sport and inspire a new generation of fighters. November 30 is a great start to our schedule in Florence with three big title fights on a stacked card ready to entertain DAZN Italy subscribers – here’s to the future..Saluti!”
Christian Cherchi of OPI on the venture
“This is a huge opportunity and an historic moment for the Cherchi’s family, OPI Since 82 and the sport of boxing in Italy. We have been looking for partners to rebuild Italian boxing for a while and in Matchroom Boxing and DAZN we found the perfect ones and the best in the sport. DAZN have shown their passion and commitment to the sport of boxing worldwide for which we are very grateful and we are looking forward to long and successful collaboration. The first show on November 30 in Florence will be an early Christmas present for the Italian boxing fans with 3 evenly contended titles between Italian and English boxers.”
Veronica Diquattro of DAZN
“We are delighted with this bold new partnership that will bring great boxing back to Italy. The sport has given fans incredible emotions and historic moments over the years and will now return to screens, live and on demand. The partnership brings significant investment to rebuild boxing in our country, and at the same time enriches DAZN’s multi-sport offering for fans who can watch the best sport whenever and wherever they want.”
Fabio Turchi vs Tony Conquest
Matchroom Italy’s first show takes place this Friday November 30th in Florence. The headline battle is Italy’s Fabio Turchi taking on Tony Conquest for the vacant WBC Silver International Cruiserweight title. Also, on the card we have Devis Boschiero vs Martin J Ward for the vacant WBC Silver International Super Featherweight title and Andrea Scarpa vs Joe Hughes for the vacant European Super Lightweight title. A stacked card of 7 fights with 3 for titles is a great way to kick off this new international expansion for Matchroom Boxing.