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Lightweight Fierro inks deal with Matchroom

Mexican lightweight contender Angel Fierro has signed a promotional contract with Matchroom Boxing.

The 22-year-old Fierro (18-1, 14 KOs) leapt to prominence in March, after rising from two knockdowns to score an upset sixth-round KO of former WBA super-featherweight champion Alberto Machado on away soil in Puerto Rico. 

“I am happy with the opportunity to be part of a company like Matchroom,” said Fierro, who is trained by Mexican fight legend Erik Morales. “I am grateful with the opportunity to represent my country, climb the rankings and prove I am here to stay.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn added: “I am delighted to welcome Angel to the team. His win over Machado was spectacular and he showed all the hallmarks of the classic Mexican fighters that we all love to watch – grit, determination, heart and the appetite for a war.

“Angel is the latest Mexican addition to the stable and coming off the back of a great night in Guadalajara, he’s just the type of fighter that these shows in Mexico are built for – hungry young talents who deserve the chance to shine at home.”