Matchroom Boxing: A Prestigious night with Two Thrilling World Title Fights at the Casino de Monte-Carlo


On November 4, four exhilarating bouts unfolded at the Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin arena as part of Matchroom Boxing. This tradition harks back to the boxing matches of the 1920s, once hosted at Monaco's most prestigious venues. In 2023, this vibrant tradition of pugilistic showdowns was rekindled thanks to the legendary British boxer, entrepreneur, and popular promoter Eddie Hearn, in collaboration with the streaming sports platform DAZN. Fighting in front of a VIP audience of over 300 passionate boxing fans at the iconic casino, the event transcended sport, becoming a social gathering that united members of Monaco's royal family, elite international fighters, coaches, influencers, and celebrities.

Matchroom Sport chairman Eddie Hearn said: “It is an honour to be returning to Monaco and the incredible setting of the Casino de Monte-Carlo. We have been privileged to host events here in the past and it is exciting to be coming back on November 4 for what promises to be a memorable evening of elite, championship boxing.”

“The Casino de Monte-Carlo is delighted to be reviving the great tradition of boxing matches that was launched at the beginning of the 20th century. Matchroom Sport is an ideal partner, said Albert Manzone, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, the Monte-Carlo Showdown fits in perfectly with Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer commitment to deliver to our guests and clients unique experiences in one of our most iconic settings. Luxury Gaming at the Casino de Monte-Carlo is associated with high-level competition thanks to these fights.”

The Results:

Welsh professional boxer Joe Cordina successfully defended his IBF super lightweight title, showcasing his skill and endurance against his American opponent, Edward Vasquez, in a grueling 12-round match.


The evening will forever be etched in the memories of the audience as South African Sive Nontshinga, the IBF world champion in the lightest flyweight category, succumbed to a knockout from the Mexican Adrian Curiel. Nontshinga collapsed in the ring after a powerful overhand right, necessitating immediate medical attention. The fight was halted after just two rounds.


In the welterweight division (up to 66.7 kg), French Olympic medalist Souleymane Cissokho successfully defended his WBC Silver belt against Mexican Isaias Lucero in an intense battle.


Spectators also witnessed an unforgettable female bout between athletes Ramla Ali and Julissa Guzman II. The two had previously faced off in the ring in New Orleans, where Julissa emerged victorious by knockout. This time, representing England, Somali athlete Ramla Ali turned the tables by defeating her Mexican opponent.


About Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer

Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer embodies a new Art de Vivre that is unique in the world with a taste for what is beautiful, fine and good. Its Resort offers Luxury Gaming in its casinos, “haute couture” experiences in its iconic palace hotels and their Diamond Suites and gourmet dining at the cutting edge of modernity, combining Michelin-starred restaurants, international concepts and our own creations, as well as a top flight artistic and cultural selection. The Resort also offers a fantastic range of sport and well-being activities, shopping and partying. And because the new Art de Vivre Monte-Carlo must evolve towards increasingly ethical and responsible luxury, Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer has been committed since 2007 to a pro-active policy in terms of energy transition, consumption of resources and waste, local fine dining and preservation of the natural heritage. The number 1 private employer in the Principality of Monaco, in 2023 the Group launched its 4th ethics charter to uphold its values of integrity and responsibility in conducting its professional business.

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