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Matchroom Boxing USA's and DAZN's U.S. Premier: A Review

By the time headliners, Jessie Vargas and Thomas Dulorme entered the ring on Saturday night for the United States premiere of Matchroom Boxing and DAZN, in Chicago, Illinois, the audience had already thinned out. Polish Legend Tomasz Adamek had just suffered a second-round knockout to Jarrell “Big Baby Miller,” and there wasn’t much reason for them to stick around. Those who stayed were hoping that the fireworks from the Vargas and Dulorme weigh-in would justify their attendance. Despite what was left of the audience alternatively chanting “Mexico” and “Puerto Rico” to energize the fighters, they remained relatively listless.

Matchroom Boxing USA Media Day: Jessie Vargas vs Thomas Dulorme

On October 6, in Chicago, Illinois, Matchroom Boxing USA will be holding its first U.S. fight card available on the DAZN app.

Jessie Vargas and Thomas Dulorme will headline the show in a battle for the WBC Silver Welterweight title. Artur Beterbiev returns to the ring, and Chicago, to defend his IBF World Light-Heavyweight title against unbeaten Callum Johnson. Daniel Roman defends his WBA Super-Bantamweight crown against second time World title challenger, Gavin McDonnell. Big talking heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller squares off against Polish legend Tomasz Adamek, in a fight that may put the winner in line to meet Anthony Joshua. Also, Chicago’s Jessica McCaskill will be making her second world title bid by facing WBC World Super Lightweight title holder, Erica Anabella Farias.

With three belts on the line and a third fight with title fight implications, Matchroom held an open media workout in downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park. Frontproof Media was on hand and able to speak to many of the participants ahead of the historic event.