News: TKO Boxing Signs Edner Cherry; Dibella Partners with Spongetech for Oct. 2 ShoBox Event
LAS VEGAS, NV (September 26, 2009) Former world title challenger Edner Cherry has signed an exclusive promotional contract with TKO BOXING Promotions, it was announced today by Chet Koerner, its President. Said Koerner, “TKO BOXING Promotions is thrilled to add Edner to our growing team of outstanding international fighters. Edner’s toughness and world class skills have made him a fan favorite not only in Florida but to boxing fans across the country who have watched his numerous televised bouts..”
Article posted on 26.09.2009
“We look forward to working with Edner and our team is very confident he will become a world champion in the near future.”
The 27 year old Cherry, 24-6-2 (12KO’s), is a native of the Bahamas now living in Wauchula, Florida . Most recently he challenged world champion Timothy Bradley for his WBC Junior Welterweight title on September 13, 2008, losing a very hard fought twelve round decision on a bout broadcast on Showtime.
Prior to the Bradley bout, Cherry had knocked out former world champion Stevie Johnston and beaten highly regarded veteran Wes Ferguson in back-to-back bouts.
Said Chris Middendorf, CEO and Director of Boxing Operations for TKO BOXING Promotions, "What makes working with Edner so exciting is that he will be moving down to junior lightweight. When you consider his last fight was for the WBC 140lb title, the Cherry Bomb will be very explosive at 130!”
In 2006, Cherry was named “Boxer of the Year” by ESPN after the network broadcast four of his outstanding bouts against Marco Angel Perez, Monty Meza Clay, Daniel Alicea and Jose Armando Santa Cruz.
Details of Cherry’s first bout under the TKO BOXING Promotions banner will be announced shortly.
Cherry is managed by the team of Cameron Dunkin and Tony Morgan. Dunkin also guides the careers of world champions Kelly Pavlik, Steven Luevano and Nonito Donaire along with sensational Russian middleweight prospect Matvey Korobov.
Dibella Partners with Spongetech for Oct. 2 ShoBox Event
(September 25, 2009) Sometimes in our culture, brands become a part of our subconscious. For fans of almost any professional sport, the name SpongeTech has become a part of their watching experience, with ads showing up on TV broadcasts and at the venues of MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL games, among many others. On Friday, SpongeTech Delivery Systems, Inc. announced their next venture in the world of professional sports, by teaming with DiBella Entertainment to sponsor the October 2 tripleheader to be telecast by Showtime, as a part of their ShoBox series.
The October 2 show epitomizes the principle of the ShoBox series: Young Fighters Matched Tough. In the main event, top supper middleweight contender and vicious puncher Allan Green (28-1, 20 KOs) will be match another big puncher in Victor Oganov (28-2, 28 KOs). In the cofeature, Antwone Smith (16-1, 8 KOs), on one of the most impressive winning streaks in boxing, will do battle with Henry Crawford (22-0-1, 9 KOs). Also the telecast will be one of the best young fighters in the sport, super middleweight Marcus Johnson (17-0, 14 KOs) will face the toughest challenge of his career in rugged veteran Victor Villereal (8-3, 4 KOs).
Lou DiBella, the president of DiBella Entertainment, is proud that SpongeTech has decided to use his show as a vehicle for entering yet another pro sport.
“SpongeTech is the preeminent sponsor in professional sports at the moment,” said DiBella. “I am glad they chose a show of this quality to enter pro boxing, and I am certain this will be the beginning of a long standing relationship between SpongeTech and DiBella Entertainment.”
A card of this caliber, and generating this level of interest, made the timing of SpongeTech’s leap into the boxing ring a no brainer.
SpongeTech’s COO, Steven Moskowitz said, "Teaming up with DiBella on the ShoBox event provides SpongeTech an opportunity to further expand our presence in sporting events that have major media coverage and being in the center of the ring will surely showcase our brand name among boxing fans watching the tripleheader. We look forward to participating in additional events with DiBella."
Tickets for the October 2 show are on sale through the First Council Casino and www.ticketstorm.com. Additional information can be found by visiting DiBella Entertainment on the web at www.dbe1.com.
About SpongeTech® Delivery Systems, Inc.
SpongeTech® Delivery Systems is a company which designs, produces, and markets unique lines of reusable cleaning products for Car Care, Child Care, Home Care and Pet Care usages. These sponge-like products utilize SpongeTech®'s proprietary, patent (and patent-pending) technologies and other technologies involving hydrophilic (liquid absorbing) foam, polyurethane matrices or other ingredients. The Company's sponge-like products are pre-loaded with specially formulated ingredients such as soap, conditioner and/or wax that are released when the sponge is soaked and applied to a surface with minimal pressure. SpongeTech® is currently exploring additional applications for its technology in the health, beauty, and medical markets. SpongeTech® Delivery Systems, Inc. intends to globally brand its products as The Smarter Sponge™ .
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