DAZN & Matchroom Boxing held their opening press conference for the October 6, 2018 card in Chicago, Illinois.
The fight card features two titles fights, and some big names.
The card is headlined by former two-division world champion, Jessie Vargas (28-2-1, 10 KOs) vs. Thomas Dulorme (24-3, 16 KOs).
The title fights include IBF Light Heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev (12-0, 12 KOs) vs. Callum Johnson (17-0, 12 KOs) and Super Bantamweight champion Daniel Roman (25-2-1, 9 KOs) taking on Gavin McDonnell (20-1-2, 5 KOs).
A Heavyweight showdown between Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller (21-0-1, 18 KOs) vs. Tomasz Adamek (53-5, 31 KOs) will also take place, with Chicago being represented by Jessica McCaskill (5-2, 3 KOs) and Shawn Simpson (8-0, 3 KOs) on the undercard.
Press Conference Quotes
“This is a huge event and the first of our 16 fights across the year on DAZN, and we are delighted to be in Chicago, a great fight city that we hope to invigorate on October the 6th.
“A chance for us to build great shows from top to bottom.”
“No blocking in the way, (movies), coming on at 11:00 or 12:00 o’ clock. Live throughout the night. Stacked, stacked nights, giving fight fans exactly what they want.”
Joe Markowski (SVP DAZN in the U.S)
“DAZN was built by fans for fans.”
“Boxing and MMA Fans have been underserved for far too long, with a bad deal from their broadcasters.”
“This is a fanbase that is not only asked to pay for premium cable subscriptions packages on multiple networks, on top of that their asked to pay $50, $60, $70 a pop for PPV cards.”
“Our approach at DAZN is very different, we will be bringing premium content to Boxing and MMA fans for only $9.99 a month. When you get the DAZN you get all of DAZN.”
“We are not going to stash our best fights for payperviews.”
“Featuring two world title fights, former world champions, undefeated fighters, and another installment of the Mexico vs Puerto Rico rivalry during Hispanic Heritage month.”
“My last fight was a good win, it got me into the world rankings with the IBF.”
“Nobody wanted to take this fight, fortune favors the brave.”
“I’m definitely looking to get back into the world rankings and fight for a world title, and this fight is going to take me there.”
” October 6th is my day, I will win.”
“He is a young boy, a good boy.”
“I want to thank Calzone, I mean DAZN, I’m thinking of pizza right now.”
He is a legend, but you fight a young boy like me, sometimes parents need to get their butt whooped.”
“It’s going to be an early night, I won’t spend an extra round in the ring.”
“Hardwork, dedication, and cheeseburgers”
“This is a great fight, Mexico vs. Puerto Rico again”
“I assure you, they will be entertaining fights.”
“I will bring you fireworks and entertainment.”
“I am en-route to becoming world champion once again, I’m back and I’m ready.”