Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing Promotion Company Reveals 25-Year Flyweight Prospect (up to 50.8kg) Yankiel Rivera (2-0, 2 KOs) from Puerto Rico. It is reported that a long-term contract has been signed and the next fight is already on February 4 as part of yesterday’s boxing on February 4 in New York (USA), the main event of which will be the fights of star boxers Amanda Serrano and Alicia Baumgardner.
In the amateur ring, Rivera, nicknamed the “Little Doctor”, won 133 victories with 14 defeats, represented his homeland at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where he lost at the preliminary stage to his colleague from Uzbekistan, Jasurbek Latypov.
Yankiel’s main achievements in the amateur ring are bronze at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games and a similar award at the 2019 Pan American Games.
The Puerto Rican made his professional debut in September last year.
“I will never forget today,” Rivera promises. “Although this is not my main goal in sports, signing a contract with Matchroom is an important milestone in my career and a dream come true. I am proud to be part of this amazing team and look forward to a long and rewarding partnership with Matchroom.”
Just in case, we add that Rivera’s rival on February 4 will be
Fernando Diaz (11-2-1,