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DiBella: Ishida is One of Several Names in The Running

By Michael Marley

Lou DiBella, promoter of middleweight king Sergio Martinez, confirmed a recent newsbreaker that appeared on BoxingScene.com. DiBella notes that exciting Japanese slugger Nobuhiro Ishida, who floored James Kirkland three times en route to an upset first round TKO last Saturday night in Las Vegas, is in the running for a fall fight against the menacing Martinez. DiBella does make it clear that Ishida is only "one name of several" which the veteran promoter provided on a list submitted to HBO for approval.

"I've just given HBO a few names but anything else is premature," DiBella said. "I like Ishida. He's one of the names I submitted. He is exciting and, in beating Kirkland the way he did, he beat a guy who so many people considered a beast."

DiBella said such a fight would have to take place in the United States rather than Japan. An Ishisda-Martinez fight figures to be brief but possibly spectacular.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by daggum on 04-14-2011

pirog looked great against jacobs(an actual middleweight) in a title fight and martinez fans said "who is this guy. why should we fight him?" fast forward to when ishida looks great against kirkland(a junior middleweight) trying to get the rust…

Comment by sNiTcH on 04-14-2011

"While he continues to fight with opponents who have no chance of winning, and I continue to fight against the best - one day I will [become the best pound for pound fighter]. Because I know that I have to…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 04-13-2011

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;10369116][B]But there are so many better options than this. Why are Martinez's people talking about Manfredo and Ishida instead of talking about Pirog or Sturm or Cintron or a third fight with Williams or Angulo,[/B] etc, etc. If none of…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 04-13-2011

So many people are talking about who Martinez is going to fight but no one is talking about who don't want to fight him. I'm sure he would fight Floyd/Cotto/Pac/Margarito..... and whoever else can bring him the exposure and money…

Comment by ghidra on 04-13-2011

I think they should give Brian Vera a shot. He's coming off of the best win of his career and he's TV friendly.

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