*New York, NY* (July 16, 2018) Following a successful weekend that
saw *DiBella
Entertainment* (DBE) spanning the globe with four impressive victories
between junior welterweight star Regis Prograis and US Olympian Charles
Conwell in New Orleans, female boxing sensation Raquel Miller in San
Francisco and lightweight contender George Kambosos Jr. in Kuala Lumpur,
DBE is on the road again bringing the *Broadway Boxing*series back to its
home away from home at the beautiful *Foxwoods Resort Casino*, in
Mashantucket, CT, this Saturday. Headlining the event will be East
Hartford, CT’s*”Marvelous” Mykquan Williams* (11-0, 7 KOs) facing *Matt
“The Mantis” Doherty* (8-4-1, 4 KOs), of Salem, MA, in an eight-round
junior welterweight bout.

Only 20 years old, the all-action Williams has become a featured fighter at
Foxwoods Resort Casino, with nine previous starts on-site. Managed by
Jackie Kallen and trained by Paul Cichon, Williams has started his 2018
campaign in destructive fashion with two first-round knockouts, most
recently stopping Orlando Felix on May 5, at Foxwoods. The 29-year-old
Doherty looks for a return to victory after his four-bout winning streak
was stopped in a six-round clash against highly regarded undefeated
prospect Ray Moylette onMarch 31, in Quincy, MA.

Tickets for the stacked card, presented by Nissan of Queens, Azad Watches,
OPTYX, Christos Steak House and Gagliardi Insurance, are priced at $125,
$75 and $45, and can be purchased online at
by calling 800-200-2882, or visiting the Foxwoods box office. Foxwoods
Resort Casino is located at 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket,
Connecticut 06338
Doors will open to the Fox Theater at 6:30 p.m., with the first fight
scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

The show will be broadcast on *LIVE.DBE1.COM*
part of the SportsLive OTT service as part of a partnership with CBS Sports
Digital. Fans can subscribe to the event for $6.95 now by visiting

Featured in an eight-round women’s featherweight contest, Providence, RI,
fan favorite*Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent* (22-1, 1 KO) battles
hard-hitting Colombian *Calixta Silgado* (16-9-3, 11 KOs), in a rematch of
their memorable clash last year, won by Vincent over eight rounds.
Including the win versus Silgado, Vincent is currently riding a four-bout
winning streak, started after her history-making nationally televised
battle with world ranked Heather Hardy on August 21, 2016, the only loss on
her ledger.

Popular fast-rising welterweight prospect *Adrian Sosa* (7-0, 5 KOs), of
Lawrence, MA, will compete in a scheduled six-rounder. The 23-year-old Sosa
returns to action following his best win in the paid ranks, a six-round
decision against fellow undefeated prospect Khiry Todd on May 5, at
Foxwoods Resort Casino. Sosa was a 2014 New England Golden Gloves champion
and turned pro in July 2016 following an 18-2 amateur career.

Newcomer *Lamont Powell* (1-0), of Pawtucket, RI, will compete in a
four-round middleweight bout against *Charles Carroll* (0-1), of The Bronx,
NY. The 25-year-old Powell made his triumphant pro debut on May 5, with a
shutout four-round decision against Amadeu Cristiano.

Brooklyn, NY’s *Hurshidbek Normatov* (6-0, 2 KOs) will square off in a
six-round junior middleweight fight against fellow unbeaten prospect *Alexis
Gaytan* (4-0, 2 KOs), of Mission, TX. A former amateur standout
representing Uzbekistan, the 26-year-old Normatov won a six-round decision
versus Ronald Montes on May 5, at Foxwoods Resort Casino. Promoted by
DiBella Entertainment and managed by David McWater’s Split-T Management,
Normatov was an experienced amateur competing in 324 bouts and winning the
2014 European National Championships. The 23-year-old Gaytan returns
following a six-round decision win versus then undefeated Kendrick Ball Jr.
(9-0-2), on June 2, at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Undefeated super middleweight contender *Lennox “2 Sharpe” Allen* (20-0-1,
13 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, will see action, after a three-year layoff, in a
scheduled six-rounder against Willis* Lockett *(16-23-6, 5 KOs), of Takoma
Park, MD. Allen is a former WBC CABOFE, New York State and Guyanese

Co-promoted by DiBella Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc., Uzbek
heavyweight*Bakhodir Jalolov* (1-0, 1 KO) will return to the scene of his
pro debut in a six-round bout. Born in Sariosiyo, Uzbekistan, Jalolov was a
highly accomplished amateur, compiling a record of 84-13. A four-time
National champion from 2013 to 2016, Jalolov represented his homeland at
the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and had the distinguished
honor of being the country’s flagbearer at the Opening Ceremonies. As an
amateur, Jalolov won gold medals at the Asian Amateur Boxing Championships
in 2017, World Cup Tournament, Liventsev Memorial Tournament, Great Silk
Way Tournament, and Duisenkul Shopokov Memorial Tournament in 2015, and at
the World Cup of Petroleum Countries Tournament in 2014. During his amateur
career, Jalolov also focused on his education, earning a Master’s Degree in
Sports Science. He now trains in Miami, FL, with the renowned Pedro Diaz
and Ravshan Khodjaev.

Bridgeport, CT, native *Oscar Bonilla* (4-3-2) will challenge Philadelphia,
PA’s *Seifullah Jihad Wise* (3-4, 1 KO) in a six-round junior welterweight

Kenneth Sims, Jr Camp Notes

Chicago (July 17, 2018) – Junior welterweight *Kenneth Sims, Jr.* (12-1, 4
KOs) has been hunkering down in training camp in Chicago for his showdown
with undefeated Montana Love (11-0, 5 KOs) in an eight-round bout that will
be part of a ShoBox: The New Generation tripleheader on *Friday, July 20* live
on *SHOWTIME®* at *10 p.m. ET/PT *

In the main event, undefeated welterweights will tangle as Jaron Ennis
(20-0, 18 KOs) squares off against Armando Alvarez (18-0, 12 KOs) in the
10-round main event from WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa.

In the co-feature, undefeated lightweight Thomas Mattice (12-0, 10 KOs)
returns to Iowa for his second ShoBox appearance of the year when he
clashes with former Armenian amateur standout Zhora Hamazaryan (9-0, 6 KOs)
in an eight-round bout.

Tickets for the show, which is promoted by GH3 Promotions, Victory
Promotions, Ringside Ticket Inc., Banner Promotions & Thompson Boxing are
priced from $10-$60 and can be purchased at

Sims, who was a former National Amateur champion, has been off since
suffering his only professional blemish when he dropped a majority decision
to Rolando Chinea, and subsequently had elbow surgery. He is eager to get
back in the ring and prove he’s one of the best prospects in the 140-pound

“Everything is going great,” Sims said. “I am feeling better than ever. I
have been working with a strength and conditioning coach for the first time
in my career, and I can feel the difference.”

In Love, he is facing an undefeated fighter, who made an impression in his
previous ShoBox appearance on Feb. 2 when he won a majority decision over
Samuel Teah on short notice.

“Love is a good fighter,” Sims said. “We fought when we were kids. We were
about 15 years-old. I won that fight, but that does not mean anything as we
head into this fight.”

Sims has extra motivation, as he feels that in the loss to Chinea, he was
not at his best physically, and he vows to put on a great performance.

“I am super motivated. The last fight upped my motivation. It’s amazing, to
see some of the people who have rooted for me in the past are now saying
negative stuff about me. A win will get me back on track. I have been
sparring with Regis Prograis, and that has lifted my game up even more.”

WBSS Unified World Championship Oleksandr Usyk vs. Murat Gassiev

*EDMONTON, Canada (July 17, 2018**)* – Canadian boxing fans will be able
to watch the much-anticipated World Boxing Super Series (WBSS)
cruiserweight championship finale this Saturday afternoon, as they have
throughout the wildly entertaining semifinals and quarterfinals rounds,
exclusively on Super Channel.

All four-major sanctioning body world title belts, plus *The Ring* magazine’s
strap, will be on the line at the Olympic Sport Complex in Moscow, when
WBC/WBO champion *Oleksandr “The Cat” Usyk* (14-0, 11 KOs) and IBF/WBA
title-holder *Murat Gassiev* (26-0, 19 KOs) square off for the inaugural
Muhammad Ali Trophy, in addition to determining the first totally unified
cruiserweight champion in the world in what is a legitimate Fight of the
Year candidate.

The 31-year-old Usyk, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist from Ukraine,
stopped *Marco
Huck* in the 10th round of their WBSS quarterfinal match, and he won a
12-round unanimous decision over *Mairis Briedis* in the semifinals.
Russia-native Gassiev, 24, knocked out *Krzysctof Wlodarczyk* and *Yunier
Dorticos*, respectively, in the third and 12th round of the quarterfinals
and semifinals.

“He (Gassiev) is a strong guy,” Usyk said, “And now, thank God, Murat and I
will fight for the Muhammad Ali Trophy and the absolute world champion’

“I feel excellent about (fighting in Russia) it. I am an athlete, a
warrior. I do not care where I fight, I just want to fight. I know there
will be support coming in from Ukraine which is great.

I am ready, my team is ready. When the strong guys meet, the fights are
interesting! This is what is so great about this tournament. It is
necessary for the sport. I have said it before and I will say it again: the
fans should expect a beautiful final.

“The training camp before the final has been the same as before my other
fights,” Gassiev commented. “My opponent is a southpaw, so I have had
different sparring partners and you have to do things a bit different
tactically against a southpaw. But, besides that nothing has changed.

“I have been doing the same amount of running, physical exercising and
sparring. I am not thinking about what he is doing. I need to be Murat
Gassiev and do my best… I am only thinking about myself, my skills and my
condition. That’s it.

“I would fight anywhere in the world, but it is a plus for my mother and
brother that they easily can watch the fight live. I am sure the final will
be a very interesting and good fight for fans all over the world. May the
best man win!”

*Four potentially explosive fights are on the “Usyk vs. Gassiev” card,
presented by Patriot Boxing Promotions, airing exclusively in Canada on
Super Channel.*

In the 10-round co-feature, former world champion Briedis faces *Brandon
Deslaurier* (11-1-1, 10 KOs). The undisputed pound-4-pound Queen of Boxing,
undefeated Colombian *Cecelia “First Lady” Braekhus* (33-0, 9 KOs), who
fights out of Finland, defends her unified world welterweight titles versus
Russian challenger *Inna “Ice Queen” Sagaydakovskaya* (7-0, 3 KOs) in a
10-round match. WBA International super middleweight champion *Fedor
Chudinov*(17-2, 12 KOs) defends at home against *Nadjib “Iron Djib”
Mohammedi* (40-5, 23 KOs), of France, in a 12-round bout,

Super Channel acquired the exclusive rights in Canada to broadcast the
World Boxing Super Series from MP & Silva, a leading international media
company that provides media rights, digital, technology and sponsorship

All WBSS fights will also be available on *Super Channel On Demand. *The
postponed WBSS world super middleweight champion final hasn’t been
rescheduled at this time.

In addition to all the WBSS quarterfinal and semifinals matches, Super
Channel aired major boxing events live the past 1 ½ years including Brook
vs. Spence Jr., Pacquiao-Horn, Eubank, Jr. vs. Abraham, Lomachenko vs.Marriaga,
Crawford vs. Indongo, Smith vs. Williams II, Frampton vs. Donaire, and Fury
vs Seferi.

To watch the World Boxing Super Series cruiserweight championship final
live, as well as more exciting boxing to come in 2018, fight fans in Canada
may contact their local cable provider to subscribe to Super Channel and
all that it offers, including premium series, movies and much more, for as
low as $9.95 per month.

WBA Champ Alicia Napoleon Defends Her Title Against Hannah Rankin Saturday, August 4

*LONG ISLAND, NY* (July 16, 2018) – WBA Women’s Super Middleweight World
Champion*Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon,* (9-1, 5 KO’s), of Lindenhurst, NY
will make her first defense against WBC Silver Middleweight titlist *Hannah
Rankin*, (5-1, 1 KO) of Glasgow, Scotland on Saturday, August 4 at NYCB
LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Scheduled for ten rounds, Napoleon vs. Rankin is a special attraction
undercard bout on the stacked Premier Boxing Champions card headlined by
the welterweight showdown between former world champions *Andre Berto
*and *Devon
Alexander *on FOX and FOX Deportes (7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT).

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions and DiBella
Entertainment, are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting
or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the
Ticketmaster Box Office at NYCB LIVE. Group discounts are available by
calling 516-231-4848.

“I’m thrilled for this opportunity to be able to defend my world title for
the first time on Long Island at NYCB LIVE,” said Napoleon. “It’s a special
moment in my career and truly an honor to be part of the first women’s bout
ever in this iconic venue.

“I know how good Hannah Rankin is. She just won the WBC Silver Middleweight
Title and she’s taller than me with a longer reach, plus she just finished
training with Cecilia Braekhus. I’ve been training the whole summer and
I’ll be ready to defend my title on August 4.”

“I’m very excited to announce this women’s world title fight between Alicia
Napoleon and Hannah Rankin on our stacked August 4 event at the Coliseum,”
said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. “Alicia is a Long
Island girl and a charismatic world champion with a legion of fans in the
New York City area. She won her world title at Barclays Center and will
defend it at NYCB LIVE. Hannah Rankin is a quality challenger from
Scotland, who is well known for her ring ambition as well as her
accomplishments as a professional musician. Women’s boxing in the United
States and internationally continues to rise in popularity and our
commitment to promoting it remains stronger than ever.”

The popular Napoleon, the owner of both Overthrow Gyms in Manhattan and
Brooklyn, won her world title on March 3 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
with a dominant ten-round decision over previously undefeated Femke Hermans
in front of a huge contingent of supporters from both Long Island and New
York City. Napoleon had a previous fight scheduled for June 21 postponed
and has continued training in preparation to defend her world title.

Fighting in the paid ranks for just one-year, Rankin defeated
then-undefeated Sanna Turunen over ten rounds in June to capture the vacant
WBC Silver Women’s Middleweight Title and her third straight victory headed
into August 4.

A professional musician outside of the ring, the 27-year-old Rankin plays
the bassoon and has traveled the world in recent years playing with
numerous orchestras while also training and furthering her career in the
squared circle.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation’s 6th Annual Back-2-School Giveaway


*WHO*:* Mayweather Promotions’ fighters will be in
attendance. *

*WHAT: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. Foundation* and *Mayweather Promotions*
make their highly anticipated return for the 6th consecutive year to bring
you the Annual Back-2-School Supply Giveaway. The intent is to help prepare
students, as we approach the upcoming school year. *Mayweather Promotions’
fighters* will greet those in attendance and help distribute backpacks
filled with school supplies for the upcoming year. Over the course of 5
years, many students in the Las Vegas Valley grades K-12 have benefitted
from the combined efforts of all that have chipped in to make this event

The “*Back-2-School Giveaway*” is designed to support the Las Vegas
community by providing a fun day for families, which will promote literacy,
implement interactive activities and games, entertainment, and resources
that benefit the entire family. In addition to each student receiving a
backpack with grade-appropriate supplies and a book, the event will feature
a live DJ, arts & crafts activities, interactive science experiments
courtesy of Discovery Children’s Museum, eye exams will be provided by Eye
Care 4 Kids mobile services, complimentary lunch for all students in
attendance, life-sized games and fun physical activities, PLUS a chance to
win prizes that are sure to be a great addition to start the school year
off! Students in grades 5th-12th can also bring their library card for a
chance to win a *brand new* laptop & printer.

*The 2018 Back-2-School Giveaway is sponsored by: Mayweather Promotions,
The Money Team, Fletcher Jones Imports, and AEG Worldwide. Other supporters
include: Screaming Images, FNOM, BSN Sports, Eye Care 4 Kids, DJ D-Miles, 4
Ever Foto, Sam’s Club, Smith’s and Discovery Children’s Museum. *

*For updates and additional information, visit:
<>, Follow on Twitter: @tfmjf, Facebook: at, Instagram at:*

*WHEN: Saturday, August 11*
11:00 a.m. PT – Event Begins
3:00 p.m. PT – Event Concludes

*WHERE: West Flamingo Park*
6255 W. Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Zhora Hamazaryan Training Camp Notes

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. / ORANGE, Calif. (July 16, 2018) – Undefeated
lightweight Zhora Hamazaryan (9-0, 6 KOs) has been preparing for his battle
with fellow undefeated Thomas Mattice that will be part of a ShoBox: the
New Generation tripleheader that will take place on Friday, July 20th at
The WinnaVegas Casino Hotel in Sloan, Iowa.

The broadcast on SHOWTIME® will begin at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the west

“Training has been very good so far,” said the 22 year-old Hamazaryan,
originally from Gyumri, Armenia, and is now training out of Los Angeles. “I
am excited and happy to show my talents on American Television.”

Hamazaryan will be making his second start on American soil, and he has not
scouted his undefeated foe.

“I do not know much about Mattice,” said Hamazaryan, who is trained by
former lightweight pro Jerry Rosenberg. “I prefer to not look at any tape
of my opponents. I look at this as just another fight. I want to get in
there, win the fight, take care of business, and move on to the next one.”

Hamazaryan looks to make a big splash, and become a big star in The United

“I am going to get this fight out of the way, and on to bigger fights here
in the States.”

Hamazaryan is promoted by Banner Promotions and Thompson Boxing.

Tickets for the show, which is promoted by GH3 Promotions, Victory
Promotions, Ringside Ticket Inc., Banner Promotions & Thompson Boxing are
priced from $10-$60 and can be purchased at

Confirmed Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin Sept 22 Wembley Stadium

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defend his IBF, WBA ‘super’ and WBO titles against Alexander Povetkin at
Wembley Stadium on September 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office.


Manny Pacquiao Defeats Lucas Matthysse in Stunning Fashion

A knockout victory in his return to boxing.

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Lucas Matthysse down 3 times Saturday on his way to a welterweight world

Congratulations to Sen. Manny Pacquiao
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tonight. Great fight and respect between two warriors, Lucas Mathysse

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Prograis and Velasco Score Knockout Wins

*NEW ORLEANS (July 14, 2018) — *Consider the homecoming a success. Regis
“Rougarou” Prograis put on a show for his hometown New Orleans fans,
defending the WBC super lightweight diamond belt with an eighth-round TKO
over Juan Jose Velasco in front of 3,615 fans at the UNO Lakefront Arena.

Prograis, who was born and raised in New Orleans and moved following
Hurricane Katrina, knocked Velasco down with a body shot in the fifth round
and kept applying the pressure. It was all over in the eighth round when
Velasco’s corner threw in the towel. The homecoming was complete, and it
was a success.

“I couldn’t lose here in New Orleans,” Prograis said. “I told my father, if
I lost, I couldn’t come back. I had to go out there and fight. I knew I had
a hard fight. There was a lot of excitement, but I had to hide that
excitement. I had a job to do.”

In the co-main event, Teofimo Lopez promised that it was time for “The
Takeover.” And he delivered. Lopez knocked out William Silva in the sixth
round to win the vacant WBC Continental Americas lightweight title,
punctuating the victory with a home run trot and a backflip. Lopez (10-0, 8
KOs) dropped Silva (25-2, 14 KOs) three times, a veteran who had never been
knocked out. Following the third knockdown, punctuated by a furious
barrage, referee Bruce McDaniel immediately stopped the bout.

“My statement was I am not here to play games. Everything I say, I do. I
talk the talk and I walk the walk,” said Lopez. “The ring celebration, I
was talking to my father, and we said, ‘Let’s do celebrations like in
football. Terrell Owens, he did the popcorn and things like that. Those are
the things I want to bring to the boxing world, but I can’t bring popcorn
out of the stands. It was a home run. Now it’s time to collect. It’s the
beginning of ‘The Takeover.'”

Super featherweight contender Erick De Leon survived a first-round
knockdown and dominated the rest of the way, toppling Adrian Young via
unanimous decision by scores of 97-92, 97-92, and 98-91. It was a
bounce-back performance for De Leon (18-0-1, 10 KOs), who was held to a
draw against Andy Vences in his previous bout back on March 10.

“I felt great during the fight. He caught me a little bit cold with a good
shot in the first round. He came to fight. I basically fought the whole
fight with one arm. I dislocated my right shoulder in the first round, but
we made it work and got a good win against a tough opponent,” said De Leon.

Jean Carlos “Chapito” Rivera (14-0, 9 KOs) wasted little time in knocking
out late replacement Angel Luna (12-5-1, 7 KOs), dropping the
Dominican-born fighter with a right-left combination that forced the
referee to stop the bout at 1:22 of the first round. Rivera, a Puerto Rican
based out of Orlando, Florida, extended his knockout streak to three.

“The fight went way easier than I expected. I was prepared to fight 10 hard
rounds, if necessary. I’ve been training very hard and now I want to take
on bigger challenges. I want to face world-ranked fighters. I’m ready to
step up my competition,” said Rivera.

Fazliddin Gaibnazarov, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist from Uzbekistan,
survived the toughest test of his pro career, scoring an eight-round
unanimous decision over fellow unbeaten Kevin Johnson (78-74 3X).
Gaibnazarov (5-0, 2 KOs) used his southpaw stance to keep Johnson (5-1, 4
KOs) at bay, but Johnson found a home for his straight right hands
throughout the fight.

“He was a very tough, young fighter. He saw very good what I was trying to
do. I hit him very hard in the liver and to the head, but he took all of my
punches very well,” said Gaibnazarov.