Justis Huni is ready to explode on the world stage tonight in Cancun, Mexico, live worldwide on DAZN, as the Australian Heavyweight talent makes his Matchroom debut against Andrew Tabiti.
Huni (7-0, 4 KOs) and Tabiti (20-1, 16 KOs) were slated to meet in New Orleans in June, but an ankle injury in sparring for the Aussie amateur standout just weeks before the bout robbed forced the bout to be postponed.
The 24 year old won the Australian title on his debut and tonight can make a dent in the rankings by picking up the vacant WBA International title against the American in his first fight outside of his homeland, and become the latest Australian to make noise on the world scene.
“This is massive for my career,” said Huni. “I’ve had some inactivity, so to be able to make my international debut in Mexico is a big thing for me. Australian boxing is blowing up right now, to be a part of it is awesome – this is the generation that is going to take it to the next level and inspire the next generation.
“This is exactly where we want to be, and I am grateful for the opportunities that Eddie Hearn has already given me. I’m looking to build my record up and hopefully land in the top ten and take the big fights on. I want to finish this year with a bang, maybe even get another fight in, but God willing I stay injury-free out of this fight, and I can get straight back to it and keep growing.
“[Tabiti is] sharp, he’s got good movement in the ring, so I’ve prepared for everything he’s going to bring, and I’m pumped, I’m looking forward to getting in there.
“It’s the perfect fight for both of us. I use my advantages well, which are my speed and my movement. I think he’s got similar attributes too, and it’s time for the smaller Heavyweights to start taking over.”