Eddie Hearn signs up Portlaoise's world champion TJ Doheny
TJ Doheny has become the latest fighter to be signed up by Eddie Hearn.
Matchroom Boxing confirmed the acquisition of the fighting pride of Portlaoise this week and announced that Doheny would be back in the ring in little over a week's time.
Doheny will make the first defence of his IBF World Super-Bantamweight title in New York City on January 18 and the fight will be broadcast live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland, with an opponent yet to be revealed.
'The Power' became a world champion by claiming a unanimous decision over Ryosuke Iwasa in Japan last August, extending his undefeated professional record to 20-0 in the process.
Portlaoise Homecoming. Massive thanks to everyone who came out at the weekend to welcome me home with the world championship belt. Astounding! pic.twitter.com/yFbuLOL7Aj
— TJ Doheny (@TjDoheny) September 26, 2018
"I am absolutely ecstatic to be joining the principal team in professional boxing today," said Doheny.
"I believe with Matchroom Boxing and my management team at MTK Global I have the perfect blend to help me achieve my ultimate goals in the sport of boxing.
"I am really excited to getting the ball rolling with my first defense on January 18 at Madison Square Garden. This fight will give me the momentum I need going into really big year."
"I’m delighted to welcome TJ to the team," said promoter Eddie Hearn. "TJ is always in great fights and he is coming off a huge win in Japan to capture the title.
"He will make the first defense of his title at Madison Square Garden on Jan 18 and if he comes through will attempt to unify the division against WBA champ Danny Roman in the spring. There are some great fights to be made at 122lbs and we expect to see all of them on DAZN."