DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT has announced their upcoming BROADWAY BOXING event on Saturday, May 5 will be streamed live on DBE's new home for streaming, LIVE.DBE1.COM, powered by the SportsLive OTT service as part of a partnership with CBS Sports Digital. Through the partnership, all Broadway Boxing events and a range of other live boxing content will be streamed globally at DBE1.com.
The entire 10-bout card originating from the Fox Theatre at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut is available across the world for $6.95. Fans can purchase the event immediately by visiting live.dbe1.com.
The show begins at 6 PM ET and is headlined by the highly anticipated United States debut of undefeated and world ranked junior welterweight "FEROCIOUS" GEORGE KAMBOSOS JR, (13-0-0, 7 KO's) of Sydney, Australia battling JOSE "EL TIGRE" FORERO, (13-6-1, 11 KO's) of San Francisco, Panama in a scheduled ten rounder.
"DBE's vision is to bring world class Broadway Boxing events to fans around the world and that is why I am so excited to enter into this partnership with CBS Sports Digital and their SportsLive OTT service," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. "The USA debut of a future world champion like George Kambosos is a major event and I expect it to resonate from America all the way back to Australia."
World ranked #5 by the WBA and #11 by the WBO, the 24-year-old Kambosos is hitting the America shores following a ninth-round knockout of Krai Setthaphon on October 13, 2017 in his native Australia. He is training in Los Angeles under the guidance of a fellow Australian transplant: former heavyweight contender, Justin Fortune.
Also fighting for the first time in the United States, Forero is returning to action following a hotly contested 12-round decision loss to Ibrahim Class in Hangelsberg, Germany on July 1, 2017. The 20-bout veteran lost a razor thin majority decision to former super featherweight champion, Jezreel Corrales, in 2011.
The Kambosos vs. Forero bout will not begin before 9 PM ET in order to accommodate fans in Australia.
The SportsLive streaming service, powered by the CBS Interactive Advanced Media division of CBS Sports Digital, gives subscribers unlimited access to thousands of live events and on-demand videos across high school, college and professional sports.
Popular, undefeated Detroit bantamweight Ja’Rico “Great Lakes King” O’Quinn will continue his climb up the professional boxing ladder in his first eight-round fight, on Friday, June 22, at Detroit’s Masonic Temple.
O’Quinn (8-0-1, 5 KOs) will make his next ring appearance (against an opponent TBA as of now) on the non-televised undercard of the blockbuster “It’s Our Time to Shine” event featuring two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and current Unified Women’s Super Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields attempting to become a two-division world champion against unified 154-pound champion Hanna Gabriels for the vacant IBF and WBA Women’s Middleweight World Championships.
The main event will be televised live on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION (10 p.m. ET/PT) and will also feature highlights of Unified Women’s Middleweight Champion Christina Hammer as she defends her WBC & WBO Titles in her U.S. debut against former world champion Tori Nelson.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by Salita Promotions, are available at Ticketmaster.com or at the Masonic Temple Box Office at (313) 832-7100. VIP tickets are priced at $300, ringside tickets at $125, and remaining tickets at $75, $50 and $35.
The 23-year-old O’Quinn says he’s eager to get in the ring at this historic event.
“I’m excited because this will be my first eight-rounder. I feel good that I’m getting closer to 10- and 12-round fights and a world title shot. I know it will happen, but I have to work my way up to the big fights and get noticed more first. Training is going well. I was already working out before I found out I was fighting. I was already in good shape, so now we’re stepping it up and getting in serious shape.”
O’Quinn, from the West Side of Detroit in the Plymouth And Greenfield area, enjoys intense popularity among Motown boxing fans, which gives him extra motivation to impress.
“It’s a great feeling hearing my name being chanted by hundreds of people when I come out. It’s what I love and I appreciate that my fans stand behind what I’m doing. I have a great team behind me and great fans.”
A decorated former amateur boxer, O'Quinn won the USA National Championship at bantamweight and the 2013 USA Boxing Youth National Championships. He says it’s that amateur pedigree that gives him his high “boxing IQ” in the ring and makes him so adaptable to any style.
“I have such great management and promoters, I know whoever I fight will be the best for my career, so it doesn’t really matter. Everybody knows I’m always in shape an I’ll be in even greater shape this time. It’s a big show, so I’m doing more of everything to get ready.”
“Ja’Rico O’Quinn is one of the best Bantamweight prospects in the country,” said his promoter, Dmitriy Salita. “His speed, skills and exciting style make his fights very entertaining. His fan base grows with each fight and I believe that Ja’Rico has the skills to join the list of fighters that brought glory to the great boxing city of Detroit.”
Swedish puncher, light heavyweight Sven Fornling, 14-1, 7 KOs, took his most impressive victory when he out boxed the Czech Champion Karel Horejsek in a 10 rounder in Sundsvall, Sweden on April 21.
Sven Fornling is now climbing the rankings and is after 15 fights approaching top world level, boxrec 30/1100, WBC 34, IBO 40.
Fornling: "Sure, things are moving along pretty well I would say. The easy fights now belong to the past. In this fight, I think I was way more superior over Horejsek than Rocky Fielding was so I definitely think I would smash Rocky and would not mind fighting him in the UK. Another guy I would like to fight is Dominic Bösel. I have already beaten him up in sparring and I would happily give him a real lesson as well. From what I have heard - there is current discussions to see if we can make that fight happen anytime soon. So I hope he wins the EBU title fight now in June and then accepts my challenge for the title against him."