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DiBella Entertainment Signs Conn. Teenage Prospect Mykey Williams

by on Jun.28, 2016, under Press Releases

Mykey Williams - Photo by Emily Harney

Mykey Williams – Photo by Emily Harney

NEW YORK, NY – DiBella Entertainment has announced the signing of E. Hartford, Connecticut 18-year-old welterweight prospect Mykquan “Mykey” Williams (1-0, 1 KO) to an exclusive promotional contract.

Williams, who is currently finishing his junior year at A.I. Prince Technical School in Hartford, was a decorated amateur boxer with a 45-13 amateur record, highlighted by three gold-medal performances at the Ringside World Championships, in addition to winning the PAL Tournament and Silver Gloves Championships.   (continue reading…)

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Krusher Kovalev Prepares for Chilemba in Armenian Mountains

by on Jun.28, 2016, under Press Releases

Kovalev Overlooking Armenian Mountaintop Photo Courtesy of: Sergey Kovalev

Kovalev Overlooking Armenian Mountaintop Photo Courtesy of: Sergey Kovalev

Ekaterinburg, Russia – WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev recently completed the first phase of his training camp in the mountains of Armenia as he prepares to face Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba on July 11 in his first fight in his home country of Russia since 2011. The champ will return to the DIVS Sports Palace in Ekaterinburg, Russia to defend his three titles as part of the opening night ceremonies for the International Industry Trade Fair “INNOPROM-2016.” (continue reading…)

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Renewed focus and a new team in his corner leads Cobbs back to his roots at Twin River Casino

by on Jun.28, 2016, under Press Releases

Photo courtesy of Ian Barnard

Photo courtesy of Ian Barnard

PROVIDENCE, RI – He’s dealt with losses in and out of the ring. He’s had to listen to outsiders question whether or not he’s got what it takes to make it in the sport of boxing.

The road has been bumpy at times, but Kevin Cobbs is living proof that all roads eventually lead home.

“Sometimes you’ve got to go left,” Cobbs said, “to find out you should’ve taken the right turn.”

More than five years since his professional debut, the Willimantic, Conn., native may have finally found the path worth traveling.

With a new team behind him and a fresh outlook on his career, the 6-foot-2 Cobbs (10-2, 4 KOs) returns to the ring Friday, July 15th, 2016 to challenge undefeated Angel Camacho Jr. (15-0, 5 KOs) of Providence for Camacho’s Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) International and New England Light Heavyweight Titles in the 10-round main event of CES Boxing’s stacked summer fight card at Twin River Casino.   (continue reading…)

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Unbeaten Contender Sergiy Derevyanchenko Meets Former World Champion Sam Soliman in Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN & ESPN Deportes

by on Jun.27, 2016, under Press Releases

Thursday, July 21 from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)   Plus! Undefeated Brawler Ievgen Khytrov Meets Middleweight Contender Paul Mendez in Co-Main Event  

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MASHANTUCKET, CT ( – Rising middleweight contender Sergiy “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (8-0, 6 KOs) will take on former world champion Sam “King” Soliman (44-13, 18 KOs) in the 10-round main event of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN & ESPN Deportes on Thursday, July 21 from Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, CT.

Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and features a middleweight showdown between hard-hitting Ievgen Khytrov (13-0, 11 KOs) and California’s Paul Mendez (19-2-2, 9 KOs) in 10-rounds of action.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to headline against an experienced former champion,” said Derevyanchenko. “Soliman has accomplished a lot, but right now he is standing in the way of me being a world champion. You will see the best version of me on July 21 and I will show why I am a dangerous fighter in this division.”   (continue reading…)

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Light Heavyweight World Champion Adonis Stevenson Battles Hard-Hitting Contender Thomas Williams Jr.

by on Jun.24, 2016, under Press Releases

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Main Event Of Premier Boxing Champions on Spike Friday, July 29 From Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada (9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT)  

Plus! Former World Champion Chad Dawson Battles Undefeated  Top Contender Eleider Alvarez Takes On in Co-Main Event   T

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QUEBEC CITY – Light heavyweight world champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) returns to defend his belt against hard-hitting challenger Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike Friday, July 29 from Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Canada.

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/8 pm. CT and features former world champion “Bad” Chad Dawson (34-4, 19 KOs) against top light heavyweight contender Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (19-0, 10 KOs) in a 10-round showdown.   (continue reading…)

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