Mikey Garcia vs. Sandor Martin on Saturday, October 16
Dillian Whyte vs. Otto Wallin on Saturday, October 30
Joseph Parker vs. Derek Chisora II on Saturday, December 18
Press Release: By DAZN – September 16, 2021: DAZN and Matchroom have announced three premium fights nights to add to an ever-increasing fall fight schedule, live and worldwide on DAZN:
- October 16: Former four-weight World ruler Mikey Garcia returns to action against European Super-Lightweight champion Sandor Martin at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, CA.
- October 30: WBC interim champ Dillian Whyte faces Swedish fighter Otto Wallin, live from The O2 in London and worldwide on DAZN.
- December 18: Heavyweights Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora rematch in another epic clash, live worldwide on DAZN (except New Zealand and Samoa).
First, four-weight king Mikey Garcia is back in action on Saturday October 16 at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, CA and tackles European Super-Lightweight champion Sandor Martin. Garcia steps through the ropes for the first time since defeating Jessie Vargas in Frisco, TX in February 2020 and the California man welcomes Spaniard Martin to his home state, with Martin coming into the fight on the back of two successful defenses of his European 140lbs strap. Garcia-Martin will be live worldwide on DAZN and tops a stacked card featuring World title action and hot prospects to be announced shortly.
Two weeks later, ‘The Body Snatcher’ Dillian Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) returns to the ring on Saturday, October 30, at The 02 in London, facing off against Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (21-1-0-1, 14 KOs). The Brixton native avenged his previous defeat with a statement round 4 TKO against veteran Alexander Povetkin and reclaimed the WBC interim heavyweight title. Wallin continues his good form coming into the fight, having beaten Dominic Breazeale and Travis Kauffman after a unanimous decision loss against two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. The event will be live worldwide on DAZN.
And, on Saturday, December 18, Joseph Parker (29-2, 21 KOs) faces off against the mercurial Brit Derek Chisora (32-11, 23 KOs) in a rematch of their 12-round war in May 2021. Parker, the former WBO heavyweight champion, has tallied five straight wins since losing against Dillian Whyte for the WBO International heavyweight title. Derek ‘War’ Chisora is looking to bounce back after losing by split decision against the Parker and by unanimous decision against Oleksandr Usyk by unanimous decision in October 2020. The event will be live worldwide on DAZN (with the exception of New Zealand and Samoa).
Ed Breeze, EVP Rights at DAZN, said: “These three excellent fights are a testament to the great partnership that continues to flourish with Matchroom globally. Our schedule for the rest of the year is shaping up nicely and filled with world champions, grizzled veterans, and exciting up-and-coming talent. We look forward to continuing to unveil more blockbuster fight nights as part of our ongoing commitment to deliver value to boxing fans worldwide.”
Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn said: "Matchroom and DAZN's stacked upcoming schedule just got even better with these three blockbuster additions. First up on October 16 four-weight king Mikey Garcia returns to action in a difficult assignment against Barcelona's European Super-Lightweight Champion Sandor Martin in Fresno, CA. 'The Body Snatcher' Dillian Whyte returns home to The O2 on October 30 to put his Interim WBC Heavyweight World Title against Otto Wallin - the man that came so close to inflicting a loss on Tyson Fury. Then on December 18 Joseph Parker and Derek Chisora go to war again at Manchester Arena. Catch it all live and exclusively around the world on DAZN."
Full card details will be released soon.
Other major matchups this fall on DAZN include the heavyweight clash of the year between unified champion Anthony Joshua, who will be putting his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO World Titles on the line against former cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk in in London on September 25. Meanwhile, live boxing makes its return to Italy on October 1 as local star Daniele Scardina continues his hunt for a world title fight when he takes on Juergen Doberstein for the WBO Intercontinental super middleweight title in Milan. And, on October 9, the south of Liverpool takes on the north as Liam Smith faces off against fellow Liverpudlian Anthony Fowler in a hugely competitive domestic fight, live from the M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool.
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