Reshat Mati takes on Dakota Linger on June 24 in Berlanga-Quigley undercard


Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Reshat Mati has a brand new opponent for his conflict on June 24.

Mati will now face gatekeeper Dakota Linger in a 10-round bout, Matchroom Boxing introduced on their social media web page. The Mati-Linger battle will precede the primary occasion bout between unbeaten tremendous middleweight Edgar Berlanga and Jason Quigley.

Each fights will happen contained in the Hulu Theatre at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis and can stream reside on DAZN (8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT).

Mati (13-0, 7 knockouts), who resides in close by Staten Island, was initially scheduled to battle once-beaten Wesley Ferrer in a compelling conflict of prospects. No motive was given as to why Ferrer backed out of the battle.

In his final bout on October 22, Mati defeated Mexico’s Eduardo Leonel Rodriguez by unanimous choice. In his earlier battle on April 30 of final 12 months, which additionally befell at Madison Sq. Backyard, Mati defeated Joe Hernandez by choice over eight one-sided rounds at a catchweight battle of 144 kilos.

The 24-year-old prospect of Albanian descent has gained his final 4 bouts by choice after stopping his earlier 5 opponents, essentially the most notable being Marcos Mojica in November 2020.

Linger (13-5-3, 9 KOs), who resides in Buckhannon, West Virginia, scored an enormous upset win in his final bout on June 11 of final 12 months, stopping former prime prospect Josue Vargas within the second spherical. In his earlier battle in October 2021, Linger fought to a majority choice draw towards Mathew Gonzalez.

The 28-year-old’s most notable defeats got here by the hands of Brandun Lee in December 2020 and three months previous to Omar Juarez. Linger suffered his first loss as a professional to Danielito Zorrilla in October 2018.

Additionally on the June 24 card might be a 10-round heavyweight bout between Adam Kownacki (20-3, 15 KOs) of close by Brooklyn and Joe Cusumano (21-4, 19 KOs) of Danville, Virginia.

In a conflict of unbeaten gentle heavyweights, Khalil Coe (5-0-1, 3 KOs) will sq. off towards British Columbia’s Buneet Bisla (7-0, 3 KOs) in an eight-round bout.

Francisco A. Salazar has written for The Ring since October 2013 and has coated boxing in Southern California and overseas since 2000. Francisco additionally covers boxing for the Ventura County (California) Star newspaper. He will be reached at [email protected]


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