Matchroom Boxing


Matchroom Boxing Presents: Fisher v Babic

🥊 Matchroom Boxing host a big night of championship action at the Copper Box Arena headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Johnny Fisher and Alen Babic.  Tickets are on sale here.

The waiting is over as Romford Heavyweight sensation Johnny Fisher tops the Matchroom Boxing bill for the first time taking on Croatian knockout artist Alen Babic at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday July 6.


Big punching Fisher, 25, is quickly establishing himself as one of the hottest young talents on the domestic scene.  He’s got an explosive unbeaten record of 11 fights and 10 knockouts, since making his professional debut against Matt Gordan back in February 2021.

Fisher capped a memorable 2023 by claiming his first professional belt on the Anthony Joshua v Robert Helenius card at The O2 in August.  The Essex man dispatched Harry Armstrong in seven rounds to win the vacant Southern Area heavyweight title.

The hugely popular prospect was named 2023 Best Young Boxer of the Year by the prestigious Boxing Writers’ Club.  He then kicked off a big 2024 in style.  Dmytro Bezuz was wiped out in one round on Fisher’s US debut at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas in February.

Zagreb’s hard-hitting Babic (12-1, 11 KOs) racked up a destructive ten-fight knockout streak before being taken the distance for the first time in his career against Adam Balski.  That was on the undercard of Joshua Buatsi’s domestic light-heavyweight clash with Craig Richards at The O2 in May 2022.

‘The Savage’ lost his unbeaten record when taken out by Poland’s Lukasz Rozanski in a challenge for the WBC Bridgerweight World Title at the G2A Arena in Rzeszow last year.  But he returned to winning ways by halting Newcastle’s Steve Robinson in six rounds earlier this year.

‘The Romford Bull’ is enjoying a six-fight knockout streak of his own.  A match-up against all-action Babic – who is mentored by former world title challenger Dillian Whyte – is guaranteed to produce fireworks as both men target title action in the second half of 2024.


“I have no words other than I am locked in and ready for the hardest fight of my life,” said Fisher.

“Johnny and his dad have definitely over-ordered this time in picking me for his next fight.  I am going to enjoy teaching this POSH! boy some very Savage lessons,” said Babic. “I look forward to the fight but no university education can give Johnny the appetite for what’s coming his way!”

“The time has come for the step up and for Johnny and his incredible support to have their own night in London.  And what a fight to do it in,” said Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn.

“Johnny ‘The Romford Bull’ Fisher against Alen ‘The Savage’ Babic promises to be an explosive all-action Heavyweight WAR that will have fans on the edge of their seats on July 6. The Copper Box Arena will be jumping as The Bull Army takeover to watch their man step up against Croatian knockout artist Babic in the toughest test of his career to date.”

“Babic brings entertainment inside and outside of the ring and the heavy-handed puncher is determined to inflict a first loss on Fisher. We’re building a bumper undercard to support this main event and we’ll have news on that soon.”


🎟️ Tickets are on sale via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.

🔑 Doors open at 4pm.

🥊 Show starts at 5pm TBC.

🥊 Main event (Fisher v Babic) ring walk at circa 10pm.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: The nearest railway station is Hackney Wick overground approximately a 10-minute walk.  Stratford International station, accessible from London St Pancras, is approximately a 15-minute walk.  Stratford (with links to the underground and DLR) station is about a 15-minute walk.  Plan your journey at the Transport for London website.  Limited parking is available at the Copper Box Arena, however parking is available at the nearby Westfield Shopping Centre.

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