Broadway Boxing Returns To Foxwoods
In Mashantucket, Ct. On July 21
DiBella Entertainment returns to the beautiful Foxwoods
Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, with another evening of
the acclaimed, long-running Broadway Boxing series on
Saturday, July 21, headlined by East Hartford, CT's
"Marvelous" Mykquan Williams.
The show will be broadcast on LIVE.DBE1.COM, part of the
SportsLive OTT service as part of a partnership with CBS
Sports Digital. Fans can subscribe to the event for $6.95 by
"I'm thrilled to bring Broadway Boxing back to our home away
from home at Foxwoods Resort Casino," said Lou DiBella,
President of DiBella Entertainment. "Headlining the card
will be the explosive 'Marvelous' Mykquan Williams, a
Foxwoods staple from East Hartford, CT, who has six
first-round knockouts and won his first title belt last time
out. Touted amateurs and now exciting prospects Hurshidbek
Normatov, of Uzbekistan, and Russian Radzhab Butaev will
continue their impressive rise up the professional ladder.
We will have two women's bouts with the always-entertaining
Shelly Vincent from Rhode Island and world champion Alicia
Napoleon in action. The stacked undercard will also include
promising New England locals Adrian Sosa and Lamont Powell.
"As this will be our first show back at Foxwoods since the
tragic passing of Foxwoods President Felix Rappaport,
DiBella Entertainment wishes to dedicate this event to Felix
and will honor his memory with a terrific card on July 21."
In the main event, popular and undefeated junior
welterweight prospect "Marvelous" Mykquan Williams (11-0, 7
KOs) will clash with Salem, MA, native Matt "The Mantis"
Doherty (8-4-1, 4 KOs), scheduled for eight rounds. Just 20
years old and managed by the renowned Jackie Kallen, the
all-action Williams has become a staple at Foxwoods Resort
Casino, with nine previous fights at the property. Williams
kicked off his 2018 campaign in style with two first-round
knockouts, most recently stopping Orlando Felix on May 5, in
the initial stanza at Foxwoods Resort Casino, to capture the
WBC UNBC Silver super lightweight title. The 29-year-old
upset-minded Doherty will look to bounce back into the win
column after his four-bout winning streak was stopped in a
hotly contested six-round clash against undefeated prospect
Ray Moylette on March 31, in Quincy, MA.
In the eight-round co-feature, popular New England female
fighter Shelly "Shelito's Way" Vincent (22-1, 1 KO), of
Providence, RI, will face off in a junior lightweight bout.
Vincent has won four straight since her only defeat in
August 2016 via majority decision in a nationally televised
battle to Heather Hardy in what The Ring Magazine hailed as
the "Female Fight of the Year." She was honored by the
Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame as their "Fighter of the
Year" in 2016, becoming the first female recipient of the
Also featured in a six-round women's bout will be WBA Super
Middleweight World Champion Alicia "The Empress" Napoleon
(9-1, 5 KOs), of Lindenhurst, NY. Napoleon seized the world
title in her last bout, earning a brilliant 10-round
decision versus Femke Hermans on March 3, at Barclays Center
in Brooklyn, NY.
In the welterweight division, fast-rising prospect Adrian
Sosa (7-0, 5 KOs), of Lawrence, MA, will fight in a
scheduled six-rounder. The 23-year-old Sosa is coming off
his career best victory, a six-round decision against
previously undefeated prospect Khiry Todd on May 5, at
Foxwoods Resort Casino. Sosa was a 2014 New England Golden
Gloves champion and turned pro in July 2016 following an
18-2 amateur career.
Junior middleweight newcomer Lamont Powell (1-0), of
Pawtucket, RI, will return to the Foxwoods Resort Casino
ring in a six-round tilt. The 25-year-old made his
triumphant pro debut on May 5, with a shutout four-round
decision versus Amadeu Cristiano.
Also fighting on the card in an eight-round welterweight
battle will be top undefeated Russian prospect Radzhab "The
Python" Butaev (8-0, 6 KOs), co-promoted by DiBella
Entertainment and Fight Promotions Inc. Following an
outstanding 2017 campaign featuring four dominant victories,
this will be the Los Angeles resident's first fight this
year. A highly accomplished amateur, Butaev compiled an
incredible 304-12 record, with 164 knockouts.
Brooklyn, NY's Hurshidbek Normatov (6-0, 2 KOs) will square
off in a six-round junior middleweight contest. A native of
Uzbekistan, the 26-year-old Normatov won a six-round
decision versus Ronald Montes on May 5, at Foxwoods Resort
Casino. Promoted by DiBella Entertainment and managed by
David McWater's Split-T Management, Normatov was an
experienced amateur competing in 324 bouts and winning the
2014 European National championship.
Undefeated super middleweight contender Lennox "2 Sharpe"
Allen (20-0-1, 13 KOs), of Brooklyn, NY, will return to the
ring following nearly a three-year absence, in a six-round
battle. Allen is a former WBC CABOFE, New York State and