Puerto Rican amateur celebrity Yankiel Rivera has actually authorized a multi-fight manage Eddie Hearn and also Matchroom – and also will certainly fight for the 3rd time in the paid rankings on the undercard of the indisputable double-header with Amanda Serrano vs. Erika Cruz and also Alycia Baumgardner vs. Elhem Mekhaled on Saturday February 4 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, live worldwide on DAZN.
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Rivera (2-0 2 KOs) transformed professional in Barranquilla, Colombia in September with a preliminary KO win and also promptly made it 2 victories inside the range with a 3rd round KO in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico in November.
The 25 years of age, marketing at Flyweight, was Puerto Rico’s single agent at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, simply one stick out minute from an amateur job that flaunted a document of 133-14, winning a host of medals and also two times battling at the World Championships.
‘El Doctorcito’ will certainly be wanting to make it 3 KOs in 3 on February 4 when he handles Fernando Diaz(11-2-1 3 KOs) over 8 rounds, and also he’s wanting to excite and also reveal that his strategies to relocate at rate are actual.
“Today is a day I will certainly always remember,” stated Rivera. “Although this is not my utmost objective in the sporting activity, authorizing with Matchroom makes up a spots in my job and also a desire become a reality. I am humbled and also thrilled to currently become part of this wonderful group, and also I anticipate a lengthy and also worthwhile connection with Matchroom.
“This is the most effective inspiration to maintain striving and also maintain discovering. I prepare to provide. To my individuals in New York, I will certainly see you on February 4 and also I guarantee you a piece de resistance.”
“I am pleased to invite Yankiel to the group,” stated Hearn. “The amateur pedigree represents itself, and also he’s made a fantastic beginning to life in the professional video game. The dazzling Puerto Rico fight followers in New York will certainly currently be out active to see Amanda Serrano, and also Yankiel will certainly end up being an instantaneous hit with them.
“We have actually been tracking him for a long time and also he was readied to fight in Puerto Rico on February 11, yet the possibility developed to land him on this hit card in the Big Apple and also I am enjoyed have the ability to provide this massive ability such a fantastic system in his initial fight with Matchroom.”
“Yankiel’s finalizing with Matchroom makes up the end result of a procedure that began months earlier,” stated Miguel Ortega, Rivera’s Legal Advisor. “It additionally notes the start of something unique. We are certain that Yankiel’s ability and also job principles will certainly take him completely to the World champion. We are just as certain that Matchroom is the ideal marketer to take Yankiel to such elevations.
“Matchroom has the heavyweights in Yankiel’s existing and also prospective departments, and also we await every one of them. We give thanks to Mr. Eddie Hearn and also Matchroom, along with Mr. Peter Kahn from FGA, for this wonderful possibility. We anticipate February fourth at the MSG for a fantastic program!”
“It is extremely interesting to see Eddie Hearn and also Matchroom Boxing supporting Yankiel Rivera,” stated Peter Kahn, Rivera’s supervisor and also 2022 BWAA Manager of the Year. “Matchroom recognizes the abundant boxing background of Puerto Rico and also the value of having an Olympian like Yankiel on the lineup consisting of battling in among one of the most interesting and also affordable weight departments in boxing today.
“There is no far better area for Yankiel to be making his Matchroom launching than Madison Square Garden where the followers will happily be forgoing the Puerto Rican flag.”
Rivera is the last celebrity on screen on February 4 and also signs up with Shadasia Green in finishing the card. Green (11-0 10 KOs) will certainly protect her WBC Silver Super-Middleweight title versus Elin Cederroos in a remover for the WBC World title held by indisputable champ Franchon Crews-Dezurn, that landed the titles at Madison Square Garden in April versus previous WBA and also IBF champ Cederroos (8-1 4 KOs).
It’s an additional historical evening of activity from Matchroom in New York, as we comply with the legendary fight of the year clash in between Katie Taylor and also Amanda Serrano in April with an additional double-header of indisputable activity.
Serrano transfers to Hulu Theater to intend to hold all the marbles momentarily time, this moment at Featherweight where she deals with Mexico’s WBA leader Cruz. Baumgardner tape-recorded the most effective win of her job to day when she included the IBF, WBO and also Ring Magazine belts held by bitter competitor Mikaela Mayer in October in London through split choice to her WBC and also IBO bands.
The uninhabited WBA belt is the last item of the problem, and also French previous acting WBC champ Mekhaled will certainly seek to ruin the Detroit celebrity’s strategies in her initial fight in the States.
Richardson Hitchins (15-0 7 KOs) handles New Jersey’s John Bauza (17-0 7 KOs) for the IBF North American and also USWBC 140lb titles, there’s 2 even more women title battles on the card, as Australian celebrity Skye Nicolson (5-0) aims to take a huge action in the direction of World title activity versus fellow unbeaten competitor Tania Alvarez (7-0 1 KO) for the WBC Silver Featherweight title and also there’s an additional all-undefeated belt fight as Ramla Ali (7-0 2 KOs) deals with title activity for the very first time in the paid rankings as she satisfies Avril Mathie (8-0-1 3 KOs) for the IBF Intercontinental Super-Bantamweight band, and also Aaron Aponte (6-0-1 2 KOs) and also Brooklyn’s Harley Mederos (4-0 3 KOs) total the activity versus Joshua David Rivers (8-1 5 KOs) and also Julio Madera (4-2 2 KOs) specifically.