Paro vs. Jarvis Lands At The South Bank
Piazza In Brisbane, Australia On Oct. 15
Liam Paro and Brock Jarvis will clash for the WBO Global
Super-Lightweight Title at the South Bank Piazza in Brisbane
on Saturday October 15, live to subscribers worldwide on
DAZN, as Matchroom break new ground with their first show in
Paro (22-0 13 KOs) is ranked No.1 with the WBO at 140lbs and
the Brisbane star will aim to kick-off Matchroom’s new era
Down Under in style on his home turf. The 26-year-old inked
a promotional pact with Hearn in December after seeing off
the unbeaten Yomar Alamo in Tampa, Florida on his American
Jarvis (20-0 18 KOs) also comes into the bout on the back of
his first fight on US soil, where the New South Wales ace
came out on top in a wild shoot out with Alejando Rodriguez
with a fifth-round stoppage in Fresno, California. The
24-year-old recorded his 18th win inside the distance from
20 fights that night and has promised fans another
all-action affair next month.
Queensland Featherweight sensation Skye Nicolson (4-0) lands
her first title shot as she fights for the vacant
Commonwealth strap against Tasmania’s Krystina Jacobs (6-3),
undefeated Heavyweight Demsey McKean (21-0, 13 KOs) takes on
Germany’s Patrick Korte (18-1-1, 15 KOs) for the vacant IBF
Intercontinental crown and ‘El Tijuanero’ Cesar Mateo Tapia
(14-0, 9 KOs) defends his WBA Oceania Super-Middleweight
Title against Abdoulaye Mayweather (7-0, 5 KOs) , with more
fights to be confirmed soon.
“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 realise 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.
“I’ve got a statement to make. I want to be a household name
in Australia, and this is another guy in my way. This is my
destiny so I’m not letting him come here a wreck it – no
way. We didn’t have to take this fight. We could have sat
pretty at No.1 until that title came but love to fight. This
is what I do.”
“Matchroom boxing is the biggest promotional company in the
world and it's fantastic that they are coming to Australia,"
said Jarvis. "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.
“I’m very grateful to get the opportunity. It almost seems
unfair that I get a shot at world No.1 without even having
competed in the 140lbs division but that’s just the way that
it went and I’m very lucky to get the opportunity. I’m going
to make the most of it.”
“I am so excited to kick-off this new era for Matchroom in
Australia,” said Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn.
“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.”
“We are delighted to be broadcasting our first event in
Australia’, said Joe Markowski, CEO DAZN North America.
“This card features some of the best up and coming talent
Australia has to offer and we look forward to hosting more
and more shows as the sport grows Down Under. Watch it live
worldwide on DAZN.”
Ticket details will follow in due course.