Boxing on a Thursday? In this economy? Well when it’s Super Bowl week, you get a special event.
Before the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs play for the Lombardi Trophy in Miami, Matchroom Boxing has got three title fights plus something for the YouTube celebrity fanbase to enjoy.
The main event pits undefeated WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade (28-0, 17 KOs) against mandatory challenger Luke Keeler (17-2-1, 5 KOs). To be totally honest, this fight isn’t any good on paper but maybe we get a surprise. In the co-main event, YouTube stars Jake Paul (brother of Logan) and AnEsonGib (introduced as Ali Eson Gib) square off in their respective professional debuts.
As for the rest of the main card, IBF super-featherweight champion Tevin Farmer (30-4-1, 6 KOs) battles Joseph Diaz Jr. (30-1, 15 KOs) in a very compelling matchup, while unified WBA/IBF super-bantamweight champion Danny Roman (27-2-1, 10 KOs) defends his titles against hard-hitting Uzbek Murodjon Akhmadaliev (7-0, 6 KOs).
DAZN has the live stream of the undercard and the main card, starting at 7 PM ET. The main card stuff starts at 9 PM ET.
The fight lineup and results are below:
Main Card (9 PM ET, DAZN)
Demetrius Andrade def. Luke Keeler by TKO, 2:59 of round 9 to remain WBO middleweight champion
Jake Paul def. Ali Eson Gib by TKO, 2:18 of round 1
Joseph Diaz def. Tevin Farmer by unanimous decision (116-112, 115-113, 115-113) to become new IBF super-featherweight champion
Murodjon Akhmadaliev def. Daniel Roman by split decision (113-115, 115-113, 115-113) to become new unified WBA/IBF super-bantamweight champion
Preliminary Card (7 PM ET, DAZN)
Alexis Espino def. Vincent Baccus by TKO, 1:49 of round 3
Roamer Alexis Angulo def. Anthony Sims Jr by split decision (94-95, 96-93, 96-93)
Austin Williams def. Donald Sanchez by TKO, 2:51 of round 4