From Matchroom’s back garden to a land down under, Eddie Hearn is now marking his territory in Australia.
It was announced today that unbeaten super-featherweight Brock Jarvis has become the first Australian signing for Matchroom boxing.
A pro since December 2015 Jarvis is unbeaten in 19 fights and trained and managed by Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech. Ranked 10 by the IBF Jarvis currently holds the governing body’s Pan Pacific title and won the vacant strap in his last outing in April stopping Nort Beauchamp.
“I’m just so excited for this opportunity to make my mark on the world stage,” Jarvis said in a Matchroom press release. “This is a huge platform for me to build on and get me to where I want to be.
“I’m not one for bad mouthing opponents or calling people out. I just get in there and let my fists do the talking. I’m working hard in the gym every day, learning so much and improving all the time. I know I’m getting closer to a world title fight each time I step in the ring.”
“I am delighted to welcome Brock to the team as we begin our expansion into Australia,” said Matchroom Sport ChairmanEddie Hearn. “Brock has it all, he is ferocious in the ring and looks a million dollars, I truly believe this young man will become a global star with Matchroom and DAZN. We look forward to working with Brock and Jeff and we can’t wait to get started.”
“Fight fans around the world are going to absolutely love watching Brock,” said Fenech.
“He’s a real old school guy in and out of the ring. He’s all action and throws hundreds of punches a round and gives value for money every time. Guys like Mike Tyson and Roberto Duran have watched his fights and told me how impressed they were with him, and the great thing is that he just gets better and better with each fight.
“We’re so excited about this deal and working with Eddie and Matchroom because it will give Brock the opportunity to fight overseas and at home. Those opportunities to fight in the US came a little late in my career but Brock’s still only 23 and has his whole career ahead of him. That will be great for his development because it’s still early in his career and with his style he will make new fans wherever he goes.”
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