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Breaking down the entire Subriel Matias vs. Liam Paro undercard


Power puncher Subriel Matias will be in for a test when he defends the IBF super lightweight title against a formidable challenger in Liam Paro on June 15. The 12-round bout, plus undercard action, will air on DAZN.

Matias (20-1) won the title in 2023. The Fajardo-born star heads home to Puerto Rico and competes there for the first time since 2019. An extremely dangerous fighter at 140, Matias signed with Matchroom Boxing following a run with Premier Boxing Champions.

“(Paro) is a warrior, and he has his skill set. He can stand and exchange,” said Matias via The Ring. “He is a southpaw and is strong. We have to see if he has the same (guts) as me. I like that, and that is what the fan likes to see because no one wants to see two fighters running around the ring.”

Paro (24-0) has 15 wins via knockout, winning two straight fights via the power punch. The Aussie competes in Puerto Rico for the first time in his career.

WATCH: Subriel Matias vs. Liam Paro, live on DAZN

The Subriel Matias vs. Liam Paro features several local fighters and former world title challengers.

Here’s a breakdown of all the action on the Matias vs. Paro card.

Angel Fierro faces Alfredo Santiago

Fierro (22-1-2) is unbeaten since 2020, going 6-0-1 in that span. This will be his second time competing in Puerto Rico. 

Santiago (14-2) has only competed out of Puerto Rico twice. Since losing to Devin Haney in 2019 for WBC lightweight gold, Santiago has gone 1-2 in his last three starts.

Also on the card will be Yankiel Rivera vs. Victor Efrain Sandoval.

Rivera (5-0) looks for his second win in 2024. The 2019 Pan American Games bronze medalist was born in Bayamon, which is just 45 minutes from Manati.

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Sandoval (37-4) had his 25-fight win streak snapped in October. “Chucky” has 23 wins via knockout. 

Stephanie Pineiro Aquino fights Diana Tapia Castro.

Pineiro (6-0) turned pro in 2019. “The Medicine” fought three times in 2023 and looks for her first win of 2024. 

Castro (7-1) is on a four-fight win streak. She competes in Puerto Rico for the first time in her career. 

Jeyvier Cintron faces a returning Carlos Mujica.

Cintron (11-1) failed to capture the WBO super flyweight title in his last fight in 2019. The 2012 Youth World Championships gold medalist returns to the ring for the first time in five years.

Mujica (8-5) is 0-3 in his last three fights.

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Further down the card is Kevin Gonzalez vs. Kenny Demecillo

Gonzalez (26-1-1) had his unbeaten streak snapped in his last fight, which took place in December. “Chacal” has 13 wins via knockout. 

Demecillo (17-7-2) is 2-2 in his last four fights and has ten wins via knockout. 

William A. Ortiz-Rivera and Carlos Mitzael Jimenez Vazquez compete in super lightweight action. 

Ortiz-Rivera (5-0) has won all but one fight via knockout. 

Vazquez (6-2) is on a three-fight win streak and has won three fights via KO.

Finally, Nelson Buxo Lozada faces Alex Pallette.

Lozada (2-0) has won both of his fights via the power punch. 

WATCH: Subriel Matias vs. Liam Paro, live on DAZN

Pallette (1-0) looks to go 2-0 in 2024. 

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