DAZN are persevering with to develop boxing protection, because the streaming service are partnering with newly long-term partners Matchroom Boxing in addition to Canelo Alvarez and Eddy Reynoso to supply a sequence of battle nights from Mexico.
The sequence will kick off on Saturday, June 26, that includes Julio Cesar Martinez defending his WBC flyweight title towards Joel Cordova in Guadalajara.
This received’t be an excellent common incidence, thoughts you, as proper now they’re set to do 4 occasions over the following yr, but it surely’s one thing with an opportunity to show viable for DAZN and the promoters, in addition to the fighters concerned.
Martinez (17-1, 13 KO) is likely one of the sport’s extra thrilling fighters. He received the vacant WBC belt in Dec. 2019 by stopping Cristofer Rosales, and made two defenses in 2020, one towards Jay Harris and one other towards Moises Calleros.
He’s had scheduled defenses towards McWilliams Arroyo canceled repeatedly, and whereas that battle should occur in some unspecified time in the future this yr, it’s not subsequent.
The 26-year-old Cordova (12-4-2, 3 KO) is a marginal contender at finest, and that’s being variety. However he has a few respectable wins, and is 6-0-2 in his final eight, on a five-fight win streak.
The powerful information for the June 26 debut of this sequence is will probably be going up towards two a lot larger playing cards, not less than within the U.S., as Showtime PPV has Gervonta “Tank” Davis vs Mario Barrios that night, and ESPN have Vasiliy Lomachenko’s return against Masayoshi Nakatani.