Australia’s rising Heavyweight star Justis Huni (7-0, 4 KOs) has signed a multi-year promotional take care of Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.
The 23-year-old from Brisbane is ranked at No.14 on the earth with the WBO and turns into Matchroom’s newest recruit from Down Below, becoming a member of a rising steady that boasts IBF Bantamweight World Champion Ebanie Bridges, 22-0 Heavyweight contender Demsey McKean, Featherweight sensation Skye Nicolson, WBO International Tremendous-Light-weight Champion Liam Paro, WBA Intercontinental Tremendous-Light-weight Champion Stevie Spark and multi-division titlist Brock Jarvis.
After capturing a bronze medal on the 2019 World Championships, Huni joined the paid ranks in October 2020, selecting up the Australian Heavyweight Title on his skilled debut by stopping Faiga Opelu in seven rounds on the Fortitude Music Corridor. ‘JPH’ halted Arsene Fosso in 4 rounds on the similar venue two months later within the first defence of his Australian Title.
Huni racked up three wins from three fights in 2021, knocking out Jack Maris in a single spherical on the Gold Coast Conference Centre in April earlier than outpointing Christian Ndzie Tsoye within the second defence of his Australian Title on the Conscious Tremendous Theatre in Sydney a month later. He grew to become the primary man to defeat Paul Gallen when he battered the previous rugby league star earlier than stopping him within the ultimate spherical of their conflict at Sydney’s ICC Exhibition Centre.
Huni captured the vacant IBF Pan Pacific, WBO Oriental and Oriental & Pacific Boxing Federation Titles by decisioning Joseph Goodall over ten rounds on the Nissan Area in Nathan in June 2022. He defended these titles in opposition to New Zealand’s Kiki Toa Leutele on the similar venue final November, outpointing the Kiwi over ten rounds to arrange an enormous 2023.
“I’m extraordinarily proud to announce I’ve signed with the world’s premier promoter,” mentioned Huni. “Many due to Mick and Fran at Tasman Fighters. Let’s get it!”
Eddie Hearn added: “I’m delighted to welcome Justis Huni to the Matchroom Boxing crew. Justis has already turn out to be one of many greatest names in Australian boxing and is ranked within the high 15 however now we look ahead to boxing him across the World and main him to a shot on the World Heavyweight title. The signing additionally continues to strengthen our Australian roster with extra additions anticipated within the coming months, we look ahead to our return to this essential market within the first half of 2023.”