Spanish boxing slowly begins to see the light. The year 2020 has been very difficult for national boxing. Evenings were made, but the vast majority of ours were left blank. In 2021, when only MGZ has announced an evening (February 27 in Pamplona), the picture looks better. ORNo reason for hope is the return of Matchroom. The British promoter created its sub-brand, Matchroom Spain, at the end of 2019 and organized on December 12 his first show. The idea will return “with several evenings in 2020,” according to the company’s president, Eddie Hearn, to AS.
The pandemic prevented it, but in 2021 one of the largest boxing companies in the world takes up its project. As confirmed to AS sources from the Regidoria d’Esports de l’Ajuntament de Barcelona, Matchroom reserved this Thursday the Vall d’Hebron pavilion in Barcelona for an event on March 5. For the moment, no information is known about the fighters who are in the cartel. Despite this, the presence of Sandor Martín is expected, since the European super lightweight champion signed last November signed a contract with Matchroom and his Italian partner, Opi Since 82.
With this reservation, and if the evolution of the health situation allows it, Matchroom will recover its project in Spain in the first quarter of the year. It must be remembered that in their first show in our country they also chose Barcelona (in the same pavilion). That day they organized a high-altitude evening. Sandor Martín and David Avanesyan retained their European championships (super lightweight and welterweight) and Samuel Molina did the same with the National lightweight. Additionally, Jonathan Alonso also boxed to open the main card.