Akhmadaliev vs. Rios co-features Matchroom card on November 19th

Matchroom is organizing a boxing card on November 19th in New England, sources told ESPN. The headliner fight will be Demetrius Andrade and Jason Quigley's clash for the WBO world middleweight title.

Unified WBA and IBF super-bantamweight champion Murodjon Akhmadaliev faces WBA mandatory challenger Ronny Rios in the co-feature as Julio Cesar Martinez squares off against McWilliams Arroyo for Martinez's 112-pound title in the opening fight of the DAZN-streamed action.

Akhmadaliev (9-0, 6 knockouts), who is ranked No. 1 by The Ring at 122 pounds, made a voluntary defense of the WBA title on April 3, stopping Ryosuke Iwasa in round 5. Akhmadaliev also made a defense of the IBF title. 

The 26-year-old won the unified world title belts in his previous fight on January 30 of last year, defeating Danny Roman by split-decision. Akhmadaliev lives in Indio, California, where he is trained by Joel Diaz, and is managed by Vadim Kornilov. 

Rios (33-3, 16 KOs) was victorious in his last bout on February 13, defeating Oscar Negrete over 10 one-sided rounds. Rios, who resides in Santa Ana, California has won his last four bouts since losing by knockout to Azat Hovhannisyan in March 2018. 

The 31-year-old has fought for a world title before, losing by unanimous decision to then-WBC junior featherweight titleholder Ray Vargas in August 2017. He has fought under the Golden Boy Promotions banner since July 2009, nine months after turning pro. 

Rios, who is ranked No. 9 by The Ring, does have victories over Rico Ramos, Andrew Cancio, Jayson Velez and Diego De La Hoya. 

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