posted on Mar, 27 2004 @ 10:20 AM
DiBella fights for N.Y. boxing
NY DAILY NEWS
Near the end of last year promoter Lou DiBella was a prophet of doom for the boxing industry. And fast on the heels of his prophecy came word that
ESPN no longer was going to pay rights fees for boxing, and Top Rank, one of the largest U.S. boxing promotions companies, was being investigated by
the FBI for rigging matches.
Now DiBella is preaching and promoting a more promising message - grassroots boxing, New York style. Yesterday at a press luncheon at Gallagher's
Steakhouse in midtown, DiBella announced a year-long, once-a-month boxing series featuring promising young boxers from the New York area. It will be
broadcast on HDNet live and tape-delayed on MSG Network. Five of the shows will emanate from Manhattan and Brooklyn, one show from Poughkeepsie and
the remainder from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.