Subriel Matias Gears Up for Explosive 140lb Title Defense on DAZN
The 140lb super-lightweight division is bracing for fireworks as Subriel Matias, the formidable title-holder with 20 knockouts on his 20-1 record, readies for a high-stakes defense scheduled for either June or July on DAZN.
Amidst a buzzing super-lightweight landscape, Matias has established himself as a worthy and thrilling champion, having avenged his sole loss to Petros Ananyan in 2020. With potential matchups against the likes of Devin Haney and Teofimo Lopez on the horizon, Matias has confirmed his immediate focus on defending his IBF crown against the undefeated Australian, Liam Paro (24-0).
In an interview with Elnuevodia.com, Matias spoke of Paro’s bravery, boxing prowess, and the anticipation for a clash of strength and skill. The Puerto Rican champion emphasized the fans’ desire for an exciting bout, stating, “No one wants to see two people running through the ring.”
Returning to headline in Puerto Rico for the first time since claiming the title, Matias expressed the significance of defending his championship on home turf. The upcoming bout against Paro marks Matias’ third defense of the IBF title, setting the stage for a potential mega-fight at the year’s end if successful.
Matias acknowledged Paro’s hunger to dethrone him, recognizing the challenges that come with being a champion. He stated, “They have to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them. I would’ve done the same thing. In fact, we did it. So I understand the hunger that Liam Paro has of wanting to come to my house to take away what has cost me so much because the title hasn’t been given to me.”
As anticipation builds for this explosive title defense, the super-lightweight division is in for a thrilling showcase of skill, determination, and championship spirit.