Eddie Hearn Adds Another Women’s World Champion in Maiva Hamadouche to Matchroom
Matchroom Boxing has signed women’s IBF Super Featherweight World Champion Maiva Hamadouche on a multi-fight co-promotional deal with OPI Since 82.
Hamadouche (21-1, 17 KOs) has only lost once in 22 fights. She dropped a points decision to Belgium’s Delfine Persoon in a challenge for the WBC Lightweight crown in 2015. Since, Frenchwoman has since gone on a 12-fight unbeaten streak.
She picked up the vacant IBF World Title with a unanimous decision over Bolivia’s Jennifer Salinas in November 2016. She has made five successful defences of her belt, most recently against Mexico’s Janeth Perez in July 2019.
‘El Veneno’ joins a thriving Matchroom stable that boasts undefeated WBC Super-Featherweight queen Terri Harper and undefeated WBO Super Featherweight ruler Ewa Brodnicka. The 30-year-old is determined to prove she is the No.1 women’s 130lbs fighter on the planet by targeting unifications with her new stablemates.
Maiva Hamadouche – IBF Super Featherweight Champion
“By signing with Matchroom and OPI Since 82 I will be able to secure the unification fights in the Super-Featherweight division that I thrive for. Eddie Hearn promotes a number of World Champions including Terri Harper and Ewa Brodnicka, who both fight in my weight division.
“Those are the fights that I want. I am determined to prove that I am the number one 130lbs fighter on the planet. In order to do that I must beat Harper and Brodnicka.”
Eddie Hearn – Matchroom Boxing Promoter
“I’m delighted to welcome Maiva Hamadouche to our ever expanding roster of female World Champions at Matchroom Boxing. It’s a stacked division with Matchroom now representing three out of four of the World Champions at 130lbs.
“I look forward to making huge unification fights at Super Featherweight to find the Undisputed ruler.”