On Saturday, January 22, Subriel Matias will get the opportunity for revenge at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J.

Matias will have a rematch with Petros Ananyan in the co-main event of a Showtime televised card, with Gary Russell defending the WBC featherweight title against Mark Magsayo.

Matias (17-1, 17 KOs), a feared puncher, lost a close decision to Ananyan in 2020, as part of the pay-per-view undercard to the rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

Since then, Matias stopped the previously unbeaten Malik Hawkins in October 2020 in the sixth round and forced the previously unbeaten Batyrzhan Jukembayev to quit after eight rounds in their May clash.

“Everyone who knows me knows how much I wanted this rematch,” said Matias. “I’m very excited that I’m now getting that opportunity. That defeat slowed me down, but it was necessary for me to get to where I ultimately want to be. If I don’t beat Ananyan in this rematch, then I don’t deserve to be champion yet.”

Ananyan has vowed to pull off a repeat victory when he faces Matias.

Back in October, he won a close ten round decision over Daniel Gonzalez at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which was featured on a Triller card.

"I want to thank my team for getting me this opportunity to showcase my skills on national television and to prove that my victory over Subriel Matias last year was no fluke,” said Ananyan.

“Like our first fight, the rematch will be a barnburner. I am back training in the United States, getting great sparring in camp and I feel very confident. Come January 22, I will defeat Matias once again."