Subriel Matias vs Liam Paro reemerges for June in Puerto Rico

Subriel Matias to defend IBF super lightweight title against Liam Paro live on DAZN

The bout between Subriel Matias and Liam Paro is reportedly back on. The Puerto Rican IBF super lightweight champion and the Australian contender are expected to battle it out live from Manati, Puerto Rico on Saturday, June 15.

Subriel Matias (20-1, 20 KOs) is coming off the win via sixth-round RTD against Shohjahon Ergashev last November, which marked his first successful title defense. The Fajardo, Puerto Rico’s 31-year-old claimed the vacant IBF 140-pound belt last February, when he stopped Jeremias Ponce in five rounds.

Undefeated Liam Paro (24-0, 15 KOs) stopped Montana Love in the sixth round last time out in December 2023. The 27-year-old native of Mackay, Queensland is currently ranked No. 6 with the IBF.

The contest was first reported in February. Late last month Elvis Rodriguez was rumoured as the potential challenger. This week, ESPN reported that Matias vs Paro was being finalized.

The fight is expected to be confirmed shortly.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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  1. Yess… Matias will be victorious I believe the outcome will like Ponce hell taste Liam Paro power for a couple of rounds and then the pressure will eventually give in but respect for taking the challenge and in Puerto Rico is going to be very loud ….

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