Definitive: Kiko Martínez vs. Josh Warrington, on March 26 in Leeds, on a great sporting calendar

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Matchroom will host seven nights, with multiple titles up for grabs, in the United States and England to kick off the year. DAZN will broadcast all events live.

• Saturday, February 5: Jessie Vargas vs. Liam Smith
Former second-class world champion Jessie Vargas will face another former world champion, Britain’s Liam Smith, in an uncertain match. The WBC world super flyweight title will be looking for a new owner, with Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Mexico’s Carlos Cuadras vying for the green belt and gold at the Gila River Arena in Glendale (United States).

• Saturday, February 12: Daniel Jacobs vs. John Ryder
John Ryder will face the most important match of his career against former world champion Daniel Jacobs at Alexandra Palace in London.

• Sunday 27 February: Lawrence Michal Cieslak
WBO Cruiserweight World Champion Lawrence Okolie will defend his second belt against Poland’s Michael Cieslak.


• Saturday 5 March: Estrada vs. Chocolate III
Juan Francisco Estrada and Román «Chocolatito» González will meet for the third time, after starring in one of the best fights of 2021. The WBA world title and The Ring magazine belt will be up for grabs at the Pechanga Arena in San Diego (USA). ).

• Saturday 12 March: Leigh Wood vs. Michael Conlan
Leigh Wood will expose the WBA featherweight world title, having won it in July against Xu Can. Interim champion Michael Conlan will box at home at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England, after beating TJ Doheny on August 6.

• Saturday 19 March: Vergil Ortiz Jr. vs. Michael McKinson
The fight between the undefeated Vergil Ortiz Jr and Michael McKinson will headline the evening hosted by Golden Boy Promotions.

• Saturday 26 March: Kiko Martinez vs. Josh Warrington II
Spain’s Kiko Martínez will stake his IBF world featherweight title against an old acquaintance, British boxer Josh Warrington. The first bout between the two resulted in a win for Warrington in close combat, but “The Sensation” will seek revenge in a rematch to be held at the First Direct Arena in Leeds (United Kingdom).

Eddie Hern, President of Matchroom Boxing, stated: “We ended 2021 with action and I can’t wait to get started in 2022. It will be a very exciting year for Matchroom and DAZN with great nights around the world. I’m excited about the calendar we’ve put together to kick off the year – unification, world titles and career-changing nights, and we’ll be able to add more soon ».

Ed Breeze, Executive Vice President of Rights at DAZN, stated: “After an intense schedule of battles at DAZN to close 2021, we are committed as always to maintaining that pace with our partners and are pleased to announce an unrivaled start to 2022, a year that will see new matches announced consistently as we continue to deliver. non-stop boxing for customers around the world ».

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