DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT SIGNS FORMER UNIFIED JUNIOR WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION JULIUS INDONGO

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New York, NY –DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT has signed former unified junior welterweight world champion JULIUS “The Blue Machine” INDONGO to an exclusive long-term promotional agreement.

Sporting a record of 22-1 with 11 knockouts, the Namibia native will be relocating his training camp to Omaha, Nebraska, in preparation for his return to the ring in the United States.

Said Indongo, “I’m very happy for the opportunity to fight for DiBella Entertainment. I will make sure that I work hard in order to open doors for my fellow Namibians. It’s an unexpected dream that turned into reality. DiBella Entertainment, I’m thrilled to continue my career and achieve my goals with your promotional push.”

“I’m very excited to start working with Julius, not only is he a former unified junior welterweight world champion but also a true road warrior, winning titles in both Russia and Scotland,” said LOU DIBELLA, President of DiBella Entertainment. “He’s very serious about becoming a world champion again, including moving his training camp to the US, and I look forward to working with him toward another world title opportunity.”

Said Indongo manager MICHAEL CARTER, “We are really excited to be a part of the DiBella Entertainment family, and are extremely grateful for the opportunity. That being said, we are confident that Julius Indongo will regain every title he lost and obtain the others he was pursuing. With the backing of a solid promotional company like DiBella Entertainment, we know that Indongo will once again become a dominant force in the junior welterweight division and become an even greater source of pride to his Namibian fans and supporters.”

On December 3, 2016, Indongo traveled to Moscow, Russia, to knock out Eduard Troyanovsky in the first round to capture the IBF junior welterweight world title.

Four months later, on April 15, 2017, Indongo won a 12-round unanimous decision against Ricky Burns in Glasgow, Scotland, adding the WBA junior welterweight world title around his waist.

In his most recent outing, fighting in the United States for the first time and in the first four-belt world title unification bout since 2004, Indongo suffered his only defeat to Terence Crawford on August 19, 2017, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

With Crawford having vacated the belts and moving up to welterweight, Indongo will begin the journey of reclaiming his previously held titles.

EL MATADOR MANAGEMENT SIGNS SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT PROSPECT MATHEW “LEFTY GUNZ” GONZALEZ

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Queens, New York – El Matador Management is proud to announce the signing of super lightweight prospect Mathew “Lefty Gunz” Gonzalez to a management contract.

Gonzalez, 22 years old of Ridgewood, New York is currently 2-0 with both wins coming by knockout.  He began boxing at the age of 8 years old and compiled a record of 54-8 as amateur, winning the Ringside Nationals Championships and Junior Golden Gloves Nationals.

He is scheduled to fight Saturday, January 20th, 2018 at the Barclays Center, on the Errol Spence Jr. / Lamont Peterson undercard.

“I am happy to be part of the El Matador Management team” said Gonzalez. “Felipe Gomez believes in me and I know he will help guide my career in the right path. I would like to thank Lou DiBella for giving me the opportunity to be on his card at the Barclay Center.  It will give me the chance to do what I do best and perform in front of my friends, family and fans.”

“Gonzalez is an exciting fighter with explosive punching power” said Gomez.  “He has a good fan base that will only grow as he continues to get the exposure. I am happy to have him under my company.”

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WATCH RISING STAR DAVID BENAVIDEZ BECOME BOXING’S YOUNGEST WORLD CHAMPION IN WIN OVER RONALD GAVRIL AHEAD OF THEIR REMATCH ON FEBRUARY 17

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WHAT: The highly anticipated rematch has been set for Saturday, Feb. 17 in Las Vegas, but boxing fans will have the chance to watch the first world title bout between rising star David Benavidez and tough contender Ronald Gavril via SHOWTIME Sports YouTube Channel. The full fight is also available on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND® SHOWTIME ANYTIME® and SHOWTIME stand-alone streaming service.

At 20 years, 9 months old, Benavidez became boxing’s youngest world champion – and the youngest ever in the super middleweight division – with a split decision victory over Gavril in a SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION® main event that took place on Sept. 8 from The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Benavidez (19-0, 17 KOs) won the previously vacated WBC Super Middleweight belt after beating the former European amateur standout Gavril (18-2, 14 KOs) in what Benavidez later described as quite possibly the “Fight of the Year.” One scorecard had Gavril winning 116-111, with Benavidez winning on the other two scorecards, 116-111 and 117-111.

Benavidez-Gavril II is set to co-feature Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios welterweight showdown live on SHOWTIME® from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The event is presented by Premier Boxing Champions and promoted by Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions in association with DSG Promotions. The Benavidez-Gavril rematch is co-promoted by Sampson Boxing.  Tickets for the live event are available at AXS.com.