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Matteo Signani Defend European Middleweight Crown Against Ruben Diaz In Rome

‘II Giaguaro’ vs 'El Destructor' & Forte vs Grandelli

Top Nov. 5th Fight Night at the Palazzo dello Sport Roma!

(October 14th) Matteo Signani will defend his EBU European Middleweight Title against Ruben Diaz at the Palazzo dello Sport Roma on Friday November 5, live around the world on DAZN.


‘Il Giaguaro’ (30-5-3, 11 KOs) captured the vacant European 160lbs crown by outpointing Gevorg Khatchikian at the PalaTrento in October 2019 before stopping Maxime Beaussire in two rounds in his next defence in France a year later.


Diaz (26-2-2, 17 KOs) fights for the EBU Title for a second time after he lost out to Polish World Title challenger Kamil Szeremeta in September 2018 – one of only two losses the former Spanish Middleweight Champion has suffered in his 30-fight career. 


In the chief support bout, Roma’s undefeated European Union Featherweight Champion Mauro Forte (16-0-1, 6 KOs) puts his belt on the line against Francesco Grandelli (15-1-1, 3 KOs) in an exiting all-Italian clash.


Unbeaten Super-Welterweight Mirko ‘Terminator’ Natalizi (11-0, 7 KOs) is set to challenge for the vacant IBF International Title, Lazio Super-Lightweight Armando Casamonica (3-0) sees action for the third time this year, Italian Super-Bantamweight Champion Maria Cecchi (5-0, 1 KO) takes on Swindon’s Bec Connolly (3-10) over eight rounds and Serhiy Demchenko (23-15-1, 15 KOs) meets Croatia’s Hrvoje Sep (10-0, 8 KOs) in a six-round Light-Heavyweight contest.


Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Sport Chairman, said: "I'm delighted to be returning to the beautiful city of Rome for our fourth and final show of the year in Italy. It's another big night of title action topped by Matteo Signani defending his European Middleweight crown against Ruben Diaz. Catch all of the action live and on demand on DAZN."


Christian Cherchi, OPI Since 82, said: “We are very happy to return to Rome after the amazing show at the Pietrangeli Stadium 2 years ago. Signani vs. Diaz, Forte vs. Grandelli and Natalizi in his first Title attempt. It’s set to be a great night of boxing live and on demand on DAZN!”


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About OPI 82

Italian promoter and organizer on the scene for 35 years, boasts one of the most important cursus honorum nationally and internationally. The company, expertly managed by the Cherchi family, organizes the main national and international professional boxing events, supported by the most important television broadcasters. All this thanks to a constant attention to the growth of young Italian boxing talents that allowed OPI SINCE 1982 in a short time to create the most prestigious national boxing team.


About DAZN

DAZN is a must-have for fight fans. DAZN brings you unlimited access to a stacked line up of live events from Matchroom Boxing, Bellator, and World Boxing Super Series without the runaround. No blacked-out matchups, no pay-per-views. Just the thrill of being right in the action, anytime and anywhere you want. Featuring over 70 fight nights a year, fans have the ability to play, pause, and rewind with no commercial interruptions and no long-term commitments. DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, Italy, and the USA, and runs on most connected devices, including Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, and game consoles.


About Matchroom Boxing

After the success of snooker in the 1980s, Matchroom Sport moved into boxing with two small hall shows followed by Frank Bruno v Joe Bugner at Tottenham Hotspur’s ground – the biggest boxing event of 1987. That launched the company into the boxing big-time, a position it has maintained ever since.


Through the 1990s Matchroom Sport’s boxing roster featured many of the biggest names in the sport including Lennox Lewis, Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank, Steve Collins and Naseem Hamed, all in world title fights and it continues to work with some of the biggest names in UK boxing including Audley Harrison, the 2000 Olympic Super-Heavyweight gold medalist.


Over the years, Matchroom Sport has built up long-standing relationships with broadcasters around the world and with the advent of the Prizefighter phenomenon, the company’s boxing division has never been in a stronger position.


From fantastic six round scraps between the sport’s journeymen, up to multi-million-dollar World Championship contests featuring the above fighters, the Pro Box series has it all. Each show is packed with the very best in boxing action in a series that encompasses almost 25 years of Matchroom Sport’s commitment to bringing the highest quality to the global television market.

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