The debut of Matchroom Boxing Down Under begins in September with an all-Australian battle.
Super lightweights Liam Paro (22-0, 13 KOs) and Brock Jarvis (20-0, 18 KOs) will fight to decide who is the nation’s best 140lb fighter with the winner moving on to a world title opportunity in the future.
With a growing Australian influence inside the Matchroom stable, led by WBA Female Bantamweight champion Ebanie Bridges, promoter Eddie Hearn has been eager to stage a show in the country for some time.
Hearn said via press release:
“I am so excited to kick-off this new era for Matchroom in Australia,”
“Australian fans are so passionate about sport and boxing is on the rise here, so I have no doubt that they will embrace the fight nights that we put on and join us in creating unforgettable nights that showcase this country as one of the key players for the sport globally.”
“In order to put on great nights, you need to make exciting fights, and our first main event Down Under promises to be explosive stuff. Liam and Brock are only ever in thrilling bouts and the winner will be in prime position to hunt for a World title fight later in the year.”
Paro is risking his number one contender position with the WBO, but the 26-year-old has brushed off the threat of Jarvis.
“My rankings speak for themselves, I’ve taken no short cuts to get here,” said Paro. “I ain’t losing to a guy who isn’t on my level. His team will quickly realize that they’ve made the wrong move chasing a fight with me. On fight night I’ll show you why I’m rated no #1.”
“Matchroom boxing is the biggest promotional company in the world and it’s fantastic that they are coming to Australia,” said Jarvis who has fought from 118lbs to 135lbs. “I’m really proud and excited to be part of their first event here and I’m looking forward to putting on a show for everyone.”
Unbeaten talents featherweight Skye Nicolson (4-0) and heavyweight Demsey McKean (21-0, 13 KOs) have also been added to the card with further details to be revealed at a press conference later today.