Subriel Matias vs Jeremias Ponce: How to watch, Fight preview, Time and more

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When fellow power punchers Subriel Matias vs Jeremias Ponce square off on February 25 at the Armory in Minneapolis, Minnesota, it will be for the unclaimed IBF super-lightweight title. Showtime will provide coverage of the fight in the United States, which will consist of 12 rounds and additional action from the undercard.

Matias, with a record of 18-1 and 18 knockouts, is a well-known knockout artist hailing from the boxing mecca that is Puerto Rico. The 30-year-old fighter had a perfect record through 15 bouts before being stunned by Petros Ananyan of Russia in February 2022. The upset came after the fighter had everything going his way. Matias, on the other hand, made a strong comeback by winning his next three matches in a row, including a victory of vengeance over Ananyan.

In spite of the fact that Ponce is not a very well-known name, the Puerto Rican superstar has treated his rival with a great deal of respect throughout the buildup.

Ponce, who has a perfect record of 30-0 with 20 knockouts, was a relatively unknown quantity until he travelled to England, where he defeated the highly touted Lewis Ritson via stoppage for the first time in Ritson’s career. The heavy-handed, unrelenting, and relentless challenger who holds the No. 1 spot on the IBF’s list is quietly confident that he will win his first world title fight.

Ponce, who is 26 years old, was asked about Subriel in a recent interview with Premier Boxing Champions. That obviously has a flip side, which is that if you come out swinging, then you leave yourself exposed to a punch or two that might end up being expensive. This is the other side of the coin.

Date and Time of Subriel Matias vs Jeremias Ponce Fight

  • Date: 25 February, Saturday. (ET)
  • Main card: 9 p.m. (ET) / 2 a.m. (GMT)
  • Main event ring walks (approx): 11 p.m. (ET) / 4 a.m. (GMT)

The fight between Matias and Ponce will take place on February 25. The main card will begin at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Depending on how long the undercard fights go on for, both competitors should make their way to the ring around 11 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).

How to watch Subriel Matias vs Jeremias Ponce Live

Where is Subriel Matias vs Jeremias Ponce fight held?

The Armory, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is serving as the host venue for Matias vs. Ponce. This location has the capacity to host up to 8,400 guests.

Why is there a fight between Subriel Matias and Jeremias Ponce for the world title?

Josh Taylor, a Scotsman, was regarded as the undisputed super-lightweight champion of the world from May 2021 up until the middle of the previous year. This reign lasted until the middle of the previous year.

In spite of this, ever since his controversial victory on points over Jack Catterall in Glasgow, Taylor has declined the number of mandatory assignments in the hopes of scheduling a rematch with Catterall.

Since then, the WBC championship has been won by Regis Prograis, who was previously Taylor’s opponent. Alberto Puello of the Dominican Republic has been awarded the WBA version of the title. The fight for the IBF belt will now take place between Matias and Ponce.

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Taylor continues to hold the 140-pound championships for both the WBO and Ring Magazine. Catterall’s comeback plans have been put on hold for the time being due to injuries, and instead, Taylor will have to face Teofimo Lopez, who is a former unified lightweight champion and the mandatory challenger for the WBO.

Subriel Matias vs Jeremias Ponce Prediction

It is anticipated that this fight will be a very entertaining match throughout its entirety. Both competitors have a style that is enjoyable to watch and packs a lot of punching power into their exchanges. Ponce, the underdog, should have his opportunities and make some solid shots while the match is in progress. Nevertheless, I am of the opinion that Matias will prevail over Ponce in this conflict because Matias should have a discernible power advantage. According to my final prediction, Matias will win by late stoppage.

Subriel Matias vs Jeremias Ponce Fight card

  • The fight for the vacant IBF super-lightweight title will take place between Subriel Matias and Jeremias Ponce.
  • Super-lightweights Elvis Rodriguez and Joseph Adorno will square off in this matchup.
  • Jamal James vs. Alberto Palmetta, welterweights
  • Kudratillo Abdukakhorov vs. Ve Shawn Owens, welterweights
  • Derrick Jackson vs. Willie Jones, welterweights
  • The bantamweight bout between Jonathan Marcano and Eduardo Guedes Diogo
  • Kel Spencer vs. Margarito Hernandez, welterweights
  • The lightweight bout between Breeon Carothers and Kevin Schmidt

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