Justis Huni Primed For Matchroom And International Debut

10/29/2023 - No comments

Tonight, all eyes are on Cancun, Mexico, as Justis Huni, the heavyweight sensation from Australia, steps into the ring to face Andrew Tabiti. The action will be broadcasted live globally on DAZN, showcasing Huni’s big leap with Matchroom.

Originally, the bout between Huni (7-0, 4 KOs) and Tabiti (20-1, 16 KOs) was scheduled for June in New Orleans. However, a twist of fate in the form of an ankle injury during a training session meant the Aussie had to bow out temporarily.

The 24-year-old Huni has already earned his stripes, clinching the Australian title in his very first fight. Now, he’s aiming to ascend the rankings by vying for the vacant WBA International title. This marks his debut outside Australia, and he’s eager to make a significant impact in the boxing world, similar to other Aussies.

“For my career, this is a big leap,” remarked Huni. “Despite the pauses, debuting internationally in Mexico feels monumental. Australian boxing is witnessing a surge, and being in the midst of it feels surreal. We’re the torchbearers aiming to elevate the sport and inspire future generations.”

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He further expressed his appreciation for the chances Eddie Hearn has provided. Huni is ready to enhance his record and eyes the top ten spots and even the marquee fights. “God willing, I remain unscathed post this fight, ready to dive back into training and continue evolving,” he added.

Giving a nod to his opponent, he mentioned, “Tabiti is agile, his ring movement is commendable. So, my prep has been all-encompassing, to anticipate all he offers. This fight is ideally aligned for both of us. I bank on my agility and swiftness, attributes he possesses too. It’s time for the nimble heavyweights to reign supreme.”

The main event of the evening features WBC World Super-Featherweight champion O’Shaquie Foster (20-2, 11 KOs) defending his title for the first time against the powerhouse, Eduardo ‘Rocky’ Hernandez (34-1, 31 KOs). Also, keep an eye out for the Super-Featherweight powerhouse, Eduardo Nunez (24-1, 24 KOs), as he aims to maintain his complete KO streak against Oscar Escandon (27-6, 18 KOs). Starting the night will be the undefeated Middleweight, Javid Beltran (10-0, 4 KOs), squaring off against Jose Rosas Meza (4-2, 3 KOs) in an eight-round contest.

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