Matchroom Returns To Spain With
Upcoming Events In Barcelona & Bilbao
Matchroom Boxing will return to the Palau Olímpic Vall
d'Hebron in Barcelona, Spain on Friday 1 April for a huge
night of action topped by Sandor Martin taking on Jose Felix
for the WBA International Super-Lightweight Title, live on
Following his sensational victory over Mikey Garcia in
October last year – Barcelona’s Martin (39-2, 13 KOs), is
set for a homecoming event against the all-action, hard
hitting Felix (39-5-1, 30 KOs). In what was arguably one of
the biggest wins in Spanish boxing history, Sandor Martin
will be looking to maintain momentum towards a World Title
shot against the dangerous Mexican.
Unbeaten Olympian Samuel Carmona builds on his impressive
and destructive performance in December, with his toughest
assignment to date – taking on the seasoned Super Flyweight
Fadhili Majiha (28-14-4, 14 KOs). After taking on Galal
Yafai four times as an amateur, Carmona looks to keep
winning and target an eventual meeting in the pro ranks with
the Olympic Gold Medal winner Yafai.
Barcelona’s exciting Super-Lightweight Spanish Champion
Alejandro Moya (15-0, 10 KOs) takes a step up against
Liverpool’s Tom Farrell (20-5, 5 KOs) and Ricards Bolotniks
(18-6-1, 8 KOs) is back in action against unbeaten Croatian
Hrvoje Sep (11-0, 8 KOs).
Following the return of one Spanish golden boy, Matchroom
head to the hometown of another on Friday May 20 – as Kerman
Lejarraga (34-2, 26 KOs) takes on another British rival
James Metcalf (21-2, 13 KOs) at the Bilbao Arena, Bilbao.
After a brutal KO win in December, ‘The Revolver’ will be
looking to pull the trigger on another standout performance
which would propel him towards a first World Title shot.
“I’m so excited to fight again in Barcelona, for me it is a
very special comeback after beating Mikey Garcia in
California. I needed to fight in front of my people again
and feel their support. It could be my last fight before
fighting for the world title. I don't want any surprises,
I've worked hard and I want to show that I'm ready,” said
"I’m happy to return to Bilbao before a great fight with
Metcalf and then I’m ready for a World Title. My team knows
it!" said Kerman Lejarraga.
“Spanish boxing is on the up and we’re thrilled to work with
Matchroom Boxing to bring Spanish boxing fans, and fans
around the world, the best fighting the best,” said Ed
Breeze, EVP Rights at DAZN. "Sandor Martin faces a tough
challenge in Jose Felix for the WBA International
Super-Lightweight title, after a career changing win last
time out against Mikey Garcia. Hometown hero Kerman
Lejarraga take on another British rival James Metcalf,
looking for a statement and future first World title shot.
Don’t miss all the action, live worldwide on DAZN.”
“We’re really excited to be returning to Spain with these
two consecutive events, live on DAZN,” said Matchroom Boxing
CEO Frank Smith. “There is absolutely no doubt that Spanish
boxing is in the healthiest position it has ever been in –
with huge wins by last year for Sandor Martin, Kerman
Lejarraga and of course Kiko Martinez. We want to ride that
wave and keep delivering big events to the market! The
atmosphere in Barcelona and Bilbao is always special and we
look forward to two massive events over the coming months.”
Further details; including full undercard and ticket
information will be released in due course.