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Hearn promises Dublin fireworks as he starts a ‘new era of Irish boxing’

DUBLIN fight fans can expect fireworks in the National Stadium on August 30 says Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn.

Hearn promotes a show in the city for the first time late next month and is excited about bringing big time boxing back to the Irish capital and about the show he has lined up for Dublin fight fans.

The Matchroom boss secured a World title eliminator for Matthew Macklin and claims he jumps straight back in the deep end with a World title eliminator against Jorge Sebastien Heiland.

“I can’t wait for our first show in Dublin, the fans are in for a real treat,” said Hearn. “It’s a stacked card with Matthew in a hugely important fight that puts him in a great position to challenge for another World title.

“We’ve seen Matthew denied of what I believe was a victory in Germany against Sturm and a great performance against Sergio Martinez – the Cotto fight would be a great event. He is straight back in at the deep end against Heiland but let’s be honest, he wouldn’t want it any other way,” said Hearn before claiming the undercard could prove as exciting as the main event.

“Fans can expect plenty of fireworks on the undercard. Heavyweight sensation AJ makes a big step up against Zavorotnyi who just lose a 10 round points decision against DP. SF star Kal Yafai makes the first defence of his commonwealth crown and SO and AF take part in an all-Ireland grudge match. We only have a couple of thousand tickets to sell at the National Stadium and I expect those to go on the first day. Roll on a new era of boxing in Ireland!”

Tickets are on sale from 9am on Tuesday morning (July 22) priced €40, €60, €80 and €150 VIP and are all available exclusively fromwww.matchroomboxing.com or by calling 01277 359900. With the event expecting to sell out immediately, a limited number of tickets will be reserved for Matchroom Fight Pass members following its launch on August


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