Ferreira lands World Title shot against Lescano in Liverpool

March 26 2024

McCormack and Bostan added to April 27 Exhibition Centre NXTGEN card

Brazilian amateur star turned 4-0 professional Beatriz Ferreira will face Argentina’s Yanina del Carmen Lescano for the vacant IBF Lightweight World Title at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on Saturday April 27 – live worldwide on DAZN.

‘The Beast’ (4-0, 2 KOs), who captured Silver in the Lightweight category at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, put pen to paper on a long-term promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing in July 2022 before making her much anticipated professional debut at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland later that year.

The 31-year-old from Sao Paulo returns to fight in the UK for the second time following her points win over Karla Ramos Zamora at the Utilita Arena Sheffield in July 2023, aiming to capture a World Title in just her fifth professional fight before turning her attention to winning Gold at the Paris 2024 games this summer.

“I’m very excited to be fighting for a World Title in just my fifth pro fight,” said Ferreira. “A few other opponents didn’t accept the challenge to fight me for the World Title. I don’t understand that attitude but Lescano was brave enough to accept and I know she will be a tough challenge.

“I want to put on a great show in Liverpool next month and make sure I go to the Olympics in Paris as the reigning World Champion in both the professionals and amateurs. That would be very special. I won Silver at the last Olympics in Tokyo and I am very focused and confident that I can upgrade that medal to Gold in Paris.”

Sunderland’s rising Welterweight star Pat McCormack (5-0, 5 KOs) returns to the ring for his first fight since July 2023 to face Argentina’s William Andres Herrera (16-3, 7 KOs) for the vacant WBA Intercontinental Title, while Rotherham Super-Welterweight talent Junaid Bostan (8-0, 6 KOs) faces Southminster’s Jack Martin (9-1, 4 KOs) in a Final Eliminator for the English Title – with the Commonwealth Silver Title also on the line.

There’s also action for Eltham Super-Flyweight prospect Maiseyrose Courtney (5-0), Matchroom’s latest Featherweight signing Joe McGrail (9-0, 5 KOs), Walsall Flyweight pro debutant Hamza Uddin and Liverpool Lightweight Frankie Stringer (6-0).

Tickets for Matchroom’s latest NXTGEN card on April 27 are priced £40, £60 and £120 (Ringside)

FightPass tickets will be available to purchase for Matchroom Boxing FightPass members from midday on Wednesday March 27.

General Sale tickets will be available to purchase from midday on Thursday March 28 via and