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Lou DiBella
Born May 17, 1960 (1960-05-17) (age 49)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Boxing promoter

Louis John DiBella, Jr. (b. 17 May 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is a boxing promoter and television/film producer. Among his past and present boxers are Jermain Taylor and Bernard Hopkins, both former middleweight world champions, the former of whom was dethroned by the new and current middleweight world champion Kelly Pavlik, also part of DiBella Entertainment is Paul Malignaggi, the IBF junior welterweight champion and Andre Berto who holds the WBC Welterweight belt.

DiBella is a graduate of Tufts University and Harvard Law School. He was head of programming for HBO Sports for more than 10 years before starting his own promotional firm, DiBella Entertainment. He also owns the San Francisco Giants AA Eastern League affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels formerly the Connecticut Defenders. The team was based in Norwich, Connecticut, and played in Thomas J. Dodd Memorial Stadium, located in Norwich. The Flying Squirrels new home is the The_Diamond_(Richmond,_Virginia).

In 2006, DiBella made his acting debut playing himself as a boxing promoter in Rocky Balboa and scenes of the packed arena during his Taylor vs. Hopkins II fight, play in the movie during Rocky's fight scene.

DiBella has expanded his boxing corporation by producing TV/film projects. In 2007, DiBella produced the documentary, "Magic Man," which depicted the life of Paulie Malignaggi and his rise in the world of boxing. The documentary had its television premiere on SHOWTIME and later was aired in the UK leading up to the Malignaggi vs. Lovemore fight, where Malignaggi retained his title.

In 2008, DiBella added the credit of executive producer to his list of accomplishments with the film "Love Ranch" starring Academy Award Winners, Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci and directed by Taylor Hackford. The film is set to be released in 2009.

External links

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  • Lou Dibella at the Internet Movie Database
  • [2]

http://www.timesdispatch.com/rtd/sports/professional/article/BASE26_20090525-221850/269906/

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[[File:|400px|thumb|Boxing promoter Lou DiBella, second from left, at a press conference at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, April 18, 2010]]

Lou DiBella
Born May 17, 1960 (1960-05-17) (age 50)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Boxing promoter

Louis John DiBella, Jr. (b. 17 May 1960 in Brooklyn, New York) is a boxing promoter and television/film producer. Past and present boxers represented by DiBella Entertainment include current WBC Middleweight champion Sergio Gabriel Martinez, former middleweight world champions Jermain Taylor and Bernard Hopkins, former junior welterweight titist Paulie Malignaggi [1] and WBC Welterweight champion Andre Berto .

Education, Acting, Production and Sports

DiBella is a graduate of Tufts University and Harvard Law School [2]. He was head of programming for HBO Sports for more than 10 years[3] before starting his own promotional firm, DiBella Entertainment. He also owns the San Francisco Giants AA Eastern League affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels, formerly the Connecticut Defenders. The Flying Squirrels home field is in The_Diamond_(Richmond,_Virginia).

In 2006, DiBella made his acting debut playing himself as a boxing promoter in Rocky Balboa and scenes of the packed arena during his Taylor vs. Hopkins II fight, play in the movie during Rocky's fight scene.

DiBella has expanded his boxing corporation by producing television and film projects. In 2007, DiBella produced the documentary, "Magic Man," which depicted the life of Paulie Malignaggi and his rise in the world of boxing. [4] The documentary had its television premiere on SHOWTIME and was later aired in the United Kingdom leading up to the Malignaggi vs. Lovemore Ndou fight, where Malignaggi retained his title.

In 2008, DiBella added the credit of executive producer to his list of accomplishments with the 2009 film Love Ranch starring Academy Award winners Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci. The film was directed by Taylor Hackford [5].

Promoter of a New Champion

DiBella is the promoter of Sergio Gabriel Martinez, the new middleweight champion. [6].

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