Diaz-Beltran headlines Entrobox Championship Boxing May 21 in Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL – Featherweight contenders Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz and Miguel Beltran will square off in the ten round main event of a Bally Sports Presents: Entrobox Championship Boxing card Saturday, May 21 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL.

Born in Philadelphia, PA, raised in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico and now residing in Orlando, Diaz is regarded as one of boxing’s most exciting fighters. At 26-4 with 16 KO’s, Diaz has impressive victories over Angel Luna, Ray Ximenez, Neftali Campos, Raul Hirales, Bryant Cruz and Braulio Rodriguez. His third round stoppage of Cruz in 2017 earned him the WBO NABO 130 pound title.

Following his win against Rodriguez, Diaz challenged for world titles at 126 and 130 pounds but came up short. All four of his setbacks came against current or former world champions in Masayuki Ito, Shakur Stevenson, Emmanuel Navarrete, and Isaac Dogboe. 

Fighting out of Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico, Beltran’s 34-8 with 23 wins by 

knockout. Beltran’s first title challenge ended in a no contest due accidental clash of heads against reigning IBF 130 pound championJuan Salgado Zambrano. Less than a year later, Beltran dropped a disputed split decision to Roman Martinez for the vacant WBO super featherweight championship. 

A 15-year pro, Beltran’s defeated the likes of Miguel Roman, Eduardo Lazcano, Eden Marquez and Fernando Garcia. He’s also challenged Yuriorkis Gamboaand Chris Colbert.

In the co-featured bout of the evening, unbeaten Nestor Bravo faces longtime contender Fernando David Saucedo in an eight round junior welterweight contest.

Hailing from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Bravo, 20-0 (14 KO’s), is currently based in Orlando. Prior to his pro career, Bravo defeated future Olympic Gold Medalist Robson Conceicao and was an alternate for the 2012 Puerto Rican Olympic Boxing Team. Bravo turned pro in 2015 and stopped his first six opponents. In his most recent bout, the 28-year-old knocked out Vitor Jones in three rounds.

Living and fighting out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saucedo’s a longtime contender who owns an impressive 63-9-3 record with 10 KO’s. He’s a two-time world title challenger and shared the squared circle with Chris John, Sergio Manuel Medina, Rances Barthelemy, Christian Mijares, Emmanuel Tagoe and Subriel Matias.

Undefeated Irish sensation Connor Coyle meets his toughest opponent to date when he challenges Antonio Todd in a ten round tilt for the vacant NABA middleweight title.

Coyle, who splits time between his native Northern Ireland and Florida, is 15-0 with 7 wins by knockout. On February 19, Coyle dominated once-beaten Rodrigo Rodriguez en route to a fifth round stoppage. The 31-year-old Coyle is promoted by Fire Fist Boxing Promotions.

Fighting out of Atlanta, GA, Todd’s 13-5 record includes 7 victories by KO. On January 22, Todd scored the biggest win of his career by defeating contender Hugo Centeno Jr.

The Diaz-Beltran, Bravo-Saucedo and Coyle-Todd bouts will air on the Bally Sports Network andBally Sports app live at 9 PM ET.

The undercard will feature a plethora of young talented fighters including lightweights, Joseph Adorno, Sean Masonand Alexy De La Cruz, junior middleweight Derrick Jason, middleweights Wayna Reid and Jamar Pemberton, super bantamweight Elon de Jesus and junior welterweights Corey Marksman, Elijah Flores, andDarrius Jackson all in separate bouts.

“May 21 is going to be a great event for boxing fans,” said Ron Johnson, CEO of American Dream Presents “We’ve got three exciting fights that will air on Bally Sports plus a stacked undercard with blue chip prospects including a 2020 Olympian. I’m anticipating a great turnout to support two of Puerto Rico’s best boxers today inDiaz and Bravo. Sean Mason also brought out a big crowd to our last card ,so make sure to get your tickets before they sell out.”

The card is promoted by American Dream Presents, Boxlab Promotions and GH3Promotions.

Photo credits: Damon Gonzalez/ LatinboxSports

American Dream Presents, Boxlab Promotions and GH3 Promotions sign Nestor Bravo

Photo credits: Kayla Brioni/ @shhhotz

Orlando, FL – Unbeaten junior welterweight Nestor Bravo has signed a co-promotional agreement with American Dream Presents, Boxlab Promotions and GH3 Promotions.

Hailing from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Bravo was a standout amateur. In 2012, Bravo was an alternate for the Puerto Rico Olympic Boxing Team. He won a gold medal at the 2012 Caribbean Games, bronze at the Independence Cup and owns a victory over Olympic Gold Medalist Robson Conceicao. 

As a pro, Bravo’s a perfect 20-0 with 14 KO’s. He joined boxing’s paid ranks in 2015 and knocked out his first six opponents. In 2019, Bravo became the WBC Latino lightweight champion after defeating Emiliano Martin Gracia via unanimous decision. 

“I feel extremely blessed for this opportunity to fight on the Entrobox Series,” said Bravo, who has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and plans to become a lawyer after his boxing career. “There’s a large Puerto Rican community in the Orlando area that does a great job of supporting the sport. The plan is to keep winning and do so impressively so I can get in the ring with one of the top 140 pound fighters.”

Bravo returns to the ring Saturday, May 21 and will face contender Fernando David Saucedo, 63-9-3 (10 KO’s) of Argentina in an eight round contest. Bravo-Saucedo will be televised at 9 PM ET as part of Entrobox Fight Series on Bally Sports Network from the Caribe Royale in Orlando, FL 

“Nestor Bravo is one of Puerto Rico’s top young talents and the entire boxing world will see the kind of fighter he is” said Ron Johnson, CEO of American Dream Presents. “He’s got a big following and a bright future outside of the ring as well but most importantly, he’s very humble. We’re very excited to have Nestor fighting for us and believe he has what it takes to become one of the world’s top junior welterweights.”  

Tickets are on sale at https://www.ticketmaster.com/bally-sportsentrobox-championship-boxing-orlando-florida-05-21-2022/event/22005C889425AF5F

Doors open at 5 pm and the opening bout takes place at 6.

A four diamond resort, the Caribe Royale is a 1,388 room resort that provides a luxurious and relaxing experience for guests of all ages. Amenities include a spa, five restaurants, kid’s splashpad and playground, a two-story fitness center and a large outdoor pool featuring a 75 foot waterside. Fully re-imagined and renovated with over $127m in improvements and expansion Caribe Royale is the premier all suite hotel in Orlando.

Garry Jonas Launches ProBox TV in Partnership with Roy Jones Jr., Juan Manuel Marquez, Antonio Tarver, and Paulie Malignaggi

TAMPA, FLORIDA – ProBox TV (“ProBox” or the “Company”) launched today as the first and only global sports streaming and media company dedicated exclusively to the sport of professional boxing. ProBox TV is founded by Garry Jonas—who previously was the founder and CEO of Iron Mike Productions working alongside Mike Tyson—in partnership with the legendary Roy Jones Jr., Juan Manuel Marquez, Antonio Tarver, and Paulie Malignaggi. 

ProBox’s mission is to deliver real boxing fans an improved experience when watching and following the sport—all for a nominal monthly fee of $1.99.

“The sport of boxing in its current state is underachieving, as witnessed by the decline of the sport’s audience and comparative popularity of the UFC,” said Jonas. “Our goal is to deliver boxing fans what they want, which is better content and pricing. Fans have been without a ‘boxing channel’ that is 100% dedicated to the sport and ensures consistent high-quality content. With the introduction of ProBox TV, we are demonstrating our dedication to solving these issues on an unprecedented global scale.”

Through the ProBox app and website (www.ProBoxTV.com), subscribers can stream evenly matched and high-action, live boxing events and access a wide range of premium supporting content. ProBox’s live content menu will initially include a Future Stars (or prospects) and a Contenders series, as well as one-off premiere and championship-level events.

ProBox’s supporting content library will initially offer podcasts, news and talk shows, as well as ProBox Originals, which will include behind the scenes and ‘in the gym’ content, plus documentaries and other productions developed in-house at ProBox’s studios in Tampa, Florida. All ProBox TV live and supporting content will feature commentary from the company founders, Roy Jones, Jr., Juan Manuel Marquez, Antonio Tarver, and Paulie Malignaggi.

“Real boxing fans gotta check out ProBox TV,” said former world champion Roy Jones Jr. “Our events feature top, high-action prospects and contenders from around the world that actually FIGHT. With me, Juan, Tarver, and Paulie all ringside calling the action, and then taking fans behind the scenes, subscribers of ProBox can expect a whole new experience watching and following the sport.”

As part of the Company’s dedication to the fans, ProBox has designed its business model to ensure the highest quality product for the lowest possible cost to the consumer. Rather than a traditional, over-priced pay-per-view model, ProBox leverages a monthly subscription model with a price point of $1.99.

“We are dedicated to the best interests of the fans, so our philosophy with quality control is simple: only good fighters in great fights,” added Jonas. “Runners, holders, and strictly low-volume punchers are not welcome at ProBox TV. We demand evenly-matched action fights, and we insist on offering this high-quality content to boxing’s millions of fans around the world for a nominal monthly price that is affordable to all.”

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Mizzone Leaves Main Events To LeadFighters First Management

New Venture First of Its Kind With Former Matchmaker At The Helm

ATLANTA, GA – Jolene Mizzone, among the most experienced and well-respected matchmakers in professional boxing for a quarter of a century, announced the launch of newly created company Fighters First Management, offering a fresh approach to athlete representation for today’s generation of talent. 

Mizzone, who will lead Fighters First as President of Boxing Operations, honed her skills as Vice President/Matchmaker for Main Events, building great fighters and working with multiple world champions, including Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Sergey Kovalev, and Tomaz Adamek. 

First Matchmaker to Manager Career Shift

Mizzone is the first mainstream matchmaker and promoter to shift her career in boxing into athlete management. Known for her direct, ‘the truth hurts’ style, Mizzone has always been protective of athletic talent and will continue to fight for them using her unique combination of experience and insights.

“I want to educate fighters as much as possible on the business aspects of boxing,” said Mizzone. “I plan to work hand in hand with our fighters and their teams. As their manager, I’m also an educator. I can give them the tools they need to make smarter long-term decisions about their careers so they can flourish and live well after giving their all to the sport we love.”

“I bring something to the table no other manager brings to boxing today. Being a former promoter and matchmaker, I understand the secret language of matchups and deals. Most of this is kept from the fighters, not always in a malicious way, but never to their long-term benefit. This changes today with Fighters First Management.”

Fighter Signings Anticipated Summer 2022

Mizzone says she will start announcing newly signed fighters by summer 2022.

“The kind of fighters we are looking for are all different types, young up and coming boxers or boxers who may already be established looking for guidance. One thing I know I can do is move a fighter to a championship bout, as long as they keep winning and listening to advice,” said Mizzone. 

The new venture is owned by Georgia-based entrepreneur David Basha, owner of Carriage Auto Group with seven locations in the southeastern U.S. Basha, age 62, sought top talent to run his new organization and made Mizzone his first hire. 

“Boxing has been a passion of mine for the past 40 years. I have always desired to have a company that represented boxers and protected them in business. To do that, I knew I would need the perfect person to lead the charge, and Jolene is that perfect person,” said Basha. 

Mizzone says she learned about the business during her work with Main Events and expressed her gratitude to Hall of Fame promoter Kathy Duva for the opportunity leading to her new venture. 

Fighters First will operate as a full-service management company with the fighters’ long-term best interests true to its name and central to all decisions. Fighters First pledges a greater percentage of the purse to its athletes while also educating them on their business and financial future to protect them during and long after their careers in the ring have concluded.