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DBE Signs Junior Middleweight Sergio Martinez

New York, NY November 12—DiBella Entertainment has added to its roster today, signing talented Junior Middleweight Sergio Martinez (40-1-1, 21 KO’s). The southpaw has fought all over Europe and South America in his 10 year career. Martinez has fought twice in the United States, most recently earlier this year in Houston where he knocked out Saul Roman (27-4, 24 KO’s) in the fourth round of a twelve round WBC Light Middleweight Title Eliminator.. On November 2, Roman defeated one of the division’s established stars, Kassim Ouma (25-4-1, 15 KO’s).

His first U.S. fight came seven years ago in Las Vegas, where an inexperienced Martinez battled superstar Antonio Margarito. Despite losing the hotly contested bout by knockout, Martinez showed his toughness and potential. He has won an impressive twenty-four fights in a row.

“I am very excited with this signing of an international star in Sergio Martinez,” said DBE president Lou DiBella. “He is a phenomenal boxer who packs a serious punch. I am happy to be promoting a major player in the 154 pound division under my banner.”

“DiBella Entertainment is proud to be working with world renowned international matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz who assisted us in making the deal to sign Sergio,” said the DBE head. “Sampson is one of the true stand-up individuals in the sport and one of the best minds in the boxing world.”

Martinez, who resides in Madrid, Spain, will surely be showcased more on American soil after signing with DiBella Entertainment. “Being a part of DBE, Sergio will have a wealth of opportunities and will finally be recognized by the boxing world,” said DiBella. “I am enthusiastic to begin working with Sergio, his manager Ricardo Sanchez Atocha, and the rest of Team Martinez. He can be a champion.”

Article posted on 11.11.2007



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