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DERRY MATHEWS TO FACE CANADA’S TONY LUIS FOR THE WBA INTERIM WORLD TITLE AFTER BARROSO HITS VISA ISSUES AND UNABLE TO TRAVEL

Derry Mathews will now face Canadian Tony Luis for the Interim WBA World Lightweight Championship at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on Saturday night after Ismael Barroso failed to obtain a Visa.

Mathews’ showdown with Luis, the current WBC Continental Americas Champion and WBA #9 ranked, comes after his original opponent Richar Abril twice pulled out of their scheduled WBA World Title clash and was stripped of the title. Venezuelan puncher Barroso was then installed as his opponent for the Vacant Interim World Title, however it emerged today that the Venezuelan knockout artist was himself KO’d by red tape after a visa was not granted to come to the UK.

However popular Merseysider Mathews will still get his chance to contest a World Title this weekend after Luis volunteered to step in following through the night negotiations to secure his signature with the help of his US promoters Greg Cohen Promotions.

The smooth operating Canadian, Luis brings a 19-2 record and was already scheduled to defend his WBC Continental Lightweight belt title this weekend in Minnesota before he received a call giving him a crack at a version of the World Title in England.

Mathews said: “It’s obviously not ideal preparing for three different opponents in one camp, but regardless I will still be capturing a version of the World Title this weekend and in my home city and making my life dream come true, I’ve prepared for three different styles so anything he brings shouldn’t be too much of a surprise,”

“Luis is a decent operator and was already in camp but I thank him on taking up this opportunity and keeping my dream alive.”

Tickets are available from the Liverpool Echo Arena Box Office on 0844 8000 400 or echoarena.com and Eventim on 0844 249 1000 or eventim.co.uk

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