One of heavyweight boxing’s most promising prospects, Justis Huni, has signed a deal with one of the sport’s biggest promoters, Matchroom Boxing.
Led by Eddie Hearn, Matchroom have won a heated race to sign the 23-year-old after his deal with former promoter D&L Events expired.
Huni and his team saw multi-million dollar offers from global powerhouses such as Top Rank, Premier Boxing Champions and Australian player No Limit before deciding to join the UK-based promoter. I was considering.
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This is an important move for Huni in his quest for gold in the heavyweight division. The Matchroom stable includes former unified champion Anthony Joshua, Dillian White, Philip Hrugovich, Jirae Chan and Queenslander Demsey McKean.
Other Australians have signed with Matchroom, including Evany Bridges, Liam Parro, Skye Nicholson and Stevie Sparks.
Huni was promoted by Dean Lonergan-led D&L Events before turning pro in 2020 and becoming a free agent late last year.
During that time, Queenslander amassed a 7-0 record, justifying the great hype surrounding him after a decorated amateur career.
Lonergan’s departure from Lonergan follows rival Australian promoter No Limit Boxing announcing an exclusive partnership with Fox Sports, meaning the platform will only broadcast domestic events through No Limit. .
Matchroom, which held its first Australian show in Brisbane in October, has already partnered with streaming service DAZN, giving Huni the option to fight abroad or at home.
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Huni made her final appearance in November, defeating Kiki Leutele on points after an exciting slagfest in Brisbane.
The Logan-based boxer injured his hand in that fight but is now back in training and aims to fight in the coming months.