Matchroom Boxing has put together a title fight for the interim WBA World Lightweight Title. Francesco Patera will take on Devis Boschiero in Verona, Italy on March 27th. The card will air live on DAZN.
Matchroom President, Eddie Hearn, said of the fight, “I’m delighted to promote the first World Title fight on a Matchroom Boxing Italy show as Franceso Patera and Devis Boschiero clash for the Interim WBA Lightweight crown. Patera has gone from strength to strength since beating Lewis Ritson in Newcastle and lands a golden opportunity against the experienced Boschiero. Gamal Yafai steps up to take on local favourite Luca Rigoldi for the European Super-Bantamweight title. Catch it all live on DAZN.”
Francesco Patera Coming In Hot
Francesco Patera (23-3 8 KOs) comes in to the fight on a red hot streak. Having won five straight, he captured the EBU European Lightweight title in October of 2018 and has defended it three times. He looks to add a world title to his resume as he takes on Boschiero.
Devis Boschiero (48-6-2 22 KOs) comes into the fight the much more seasoned fighter. He’s won two straight and looks to also add a world title to his name much like Patera. The two are ready to fight and put on a fantastic show for fans.
DAZN building a great card
DAZN continues to grow their ever-growing library of cards. This event is stacked with some of the most fun names in boxing.
Confirmed bouts for the card are as followed:
Francesco Patera vs. Devis Boschiero
Luca Rigoldi vs. Gamal Yafai
Serhiy Demchenko vs. Hevoje Sep
Samuel Nmomah vs. Christian Arvelo Segura
Mirko Natalizi vs. TBA
Christian Cherchi of OPI Since 82 said, “We are proud to deliver a WBA World Title fight to the beautiful city of Verona – the first in a long time. Patera and Boschiero collide in an exciting main event, European Super-Bantamweight Champion Luca Rigoldi looks to impress against mandatory challenger Gamal Yafai and we see the return of Fabio Turchi. This is a must-watch evening on boxing shown live on DAZN.”
Fabio Turchi vs. TBA