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Probellum Links Up

With Russian Promoter German Titov!

(October 25th) Probellum can today announce their latest co-promotional agreement – joining forces with Russia’s German Titov.

 

The partnership will see Probellum and Titov working together to stage big cards in Russia, helping to showcase the wide array of talent that the country has to offer.

 

Led by experienced and respected boxing figure German Titov, the promotion has been involved in some major events for a number of years, with the majority taking place in Ekaterinburg in Russia with respected and long-time partner RCC.

 

Russia has produced some of the best fighters on the planet, and even more of the finest athletes can now be discovered and given a big platform to perform thanks to Probellum and Titov joining forces.

 

It is Probellum’s latest addition to their expanding co-promotional partnerships, having already secured agreements with Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Groupe Yvon Michel in Canada, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, Shuan Boxing Promotions in the Dominican Republic, Bufalo Boxing in Nicaragua, Team Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Box Office Sports in Ghana.

 

“I’m proud to take boxing to the next level by teaming up with a major force like Probellum,” said German Titov. “From all of our conversations it has been clear how ambitious and motivated they are, so it is fantastic news for Russian boxing.

 

“Boxing in Russia has been booming over the past couple of years, especially with our partner RCC, and with Probellum now on board, I am certain that we will reach even bigger heights in the very near future.”

 

“We’re thrilled to enter into Russia with this co-promotional agreement,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “German Titov has been promoting events in the country for over 20 years, so partnering with such a legendary figure is going to lead to huge success.

 

“Along with the current Russian world champions, Russia also has dozens of fighters who are on the cusp of big things, so we’re open to working with everyone and we’ll look to do all we can to help shine a light on these amazing athletes.”

Probellum Partners With Venezuela’s Moron Boxing!

(October 23rd) Probellum has added another major boxing force to its co-promotional stable – after signing an agreement with Venezuela’s Moron Boxing.

 

Operated by Rafael Moron, the company have held events in Venezuela over 20 years, featuring the greatest fighters that the country has to offer.

 

They have already held four events in 2021, with the most recent taking place this past weekend, where undefeated Jose Aray retained his Venezuelan featherweight title thanks to a victory over Alfonso Perez.

 

Moron Boxing is seen as one of the biggest promoters in South America, and their events have taken place in all areas of Venezuela, in locations such as Carrizal, Maracaibo, Turmero and Caracas.

 

Venezuela has provided the sport with some of the best boxers in recent times, with Jorge Linares, Roger Gutierrez, Jose Uzcategui, and Ismael Barroso all still currently operating at the highest level.

 

Probellum and Moron Boxing will now work together to help grow the sport in the country, offering support from grassroots level, all the way to the top of the professional ranks.

 

To date, Probellum has also secured co-promotional agreements with Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Groupe Yvon Michel in Canada, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, Kynoch Boxing in Scotland, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, Shuan Boxing Promotions in the Dominican Republic, Bufalo Boxing in Nicaragua, Team Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Box Office Sports in Ghana.

 

“I am proud to be partnering with Probellum to help take things to a whole new level in Venezuela,” said Rafael Moron. “We have been promoting events for over 20 years, and we’re delighted that all of the hard work has now paid off in a big way.

 

“Probellum is a major powerhouse and they will be able to create lots of opportunities for boxers in Venezuela, so everybody connected with the sport in the country should be excited to see how things unfold in the very near future.”

 

“Moron Boxing have become a huge force in Venezuela and so we’re delighted to now join forces with them,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “South America is a key market for us, and this is just the first in what will soon be some very exciting moves made in that part of the world in the coming days and weeks.”

Four-Weight World Champion

Donnie Nietes Signs With Probellum!

(October 20th) Probellum is delighted to announce the promotional signing of boxing legend and four-weight world champion Donnie Nietes.

 

The Filipino icon has had a tremendous career, with Nietes (43-1-5, 23 knockouts) holding world titles at super-flyweight, flyweight, light-flyweight and minimumweight.

 

Winning world titles in four different weight divisions is a staggering achievement that very few boxers in history have been able to accomplish, making Nietes one of the most decorated boxers in recent memory.

 

Nietes made his long-awaited return to the ring earlier this year, coming back from a near two-and-a-half year absence when he defeated Pablo Carrillo in Dubai, winning the vacant WBO International super-flyweight title in the process, and displaying the elite skills that have put him at the top of the sport for nearly two decades.

 

He now joins forces with Probellum, as he looks to once again become world champion and continue to do his country of the Philippines proud.

 

Nietes is the 15th fighter to sign with Probellum, joining Regis Prograis, Nonito Donaire, Badou Jack, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Taras Shelestyuk, Ricky Burns, Paul Butler, Lewis Ritson, Hovhannes Bachkov, Darius Fulghum, Eduardo Hernandez, Mark Dickinson and Brandon Moore.

 

Probellum has also secured co-promotional agreements with some of the leading promoters in the sport, having partnered with Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Groupe Yvon Michel in Canada, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, Kynoch Boxing in Scotland, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, Shuan Boxing Promotions in the Dominican Republic, Bufalo Boxing in Nicaragua, Team Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Box Office Sports in Ghana.

 

"It's such a great pleasure to get this promotional contract with Probellum," said Nietes. "I am so proud to be part of it, and I am looking forward to fighting again soon so that I can continue to show my boxing abilities and technique."

 

"We're pleased to welcome such an illustrious boxer like Donnie Nietes to the team," said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. "We have seen the lower weight classes finally receive the praise they deserve in recent years, and Donnie is a key part of that stacked super-flyweight division.

 

"He has already won world titles in four divisions, making him a true legend of the sport, and we're proud to now be working together as we look to help him claim world honors again in the near future."

Probellum Teams Up

With Scotland’s Kynoch Boxing!

(October 19th) Probellum is thrilled to announce a co-promotional agreement with Scotland’s Kynoch Boxing – led by respected figure Sam Kynoch.

 

Kynoch Boxing has become the most active promoter in Scotland in recent years, showcasing the very best talent that the country has to offer. The promotion is home to over 30 fighters, including the likes of Hannah Rankin, Nathaniel Collins, Dean Sutherland and Paul Kean.

 

They have already promoted six events so far in 2021, with two more scheduled over the next month in iconic venues, Trump Turnberry and the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.

 

Kynoch Boxing was founded in 2018 by Sam Kynoch, who traded in a career as a Corporate Lawyer with Scotland’s largest Commercial Law firm to operate full-time in the boxing industry.

 

He has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the sport, and with the help of Probellum, the two companies will look to take boxing in Scotland from strength to strength.

 

It is Probellum’s latest co-promotional agreement with some of the leading promoters in the sport, having already secured deals with Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Groupe Yvon Michel in Canada, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, PR Best Boxing Promotions in Puerto Rico, Shuan Boxing Promotions in the Dominican Republic, Bufalo Boxing in Nicaragua, Team Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Box Office Sports in Ghana.

 

“I am delighted to be working with Probellum and I look forward to seeing their ambitious plans unfolding,” said Sam Kynoch. “It is exciting to be working with a truly global enterprise which will create fantastic opportunities for boxers. Kynoch Boxing athletes and events will benefit massively from this partnership – and I look forward to future stars of Scottish boxing emerging in the coming years.”

 

“We’re delighted to team up with Kynoch Boxing and secure another major co-promotional agreement for Probellum,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “They’ve helped to build boxing in Scotland for a number of years and we’ll now be on hand to take things even further.

 

“Boxing in Scotland is arguably at an all-time high, with world-class fighters such as Josh Taylor, Lee McGregor, and Probellum’s very own Ricky Burns all having incredible careers, and we’re pleased to now be involved in what is certain to be a very exciting period for the country.”

Probellum

Partrners With Groupe Yvon Michel!

(October 14th) Probellum is delighted to announce another major co-promotion agreement - working alongside leading Canada promoter Groupe Yvon Michel.

 

Probellum is delighted to announce another major co-promotion agreement - working alongside leading Canada promoter Groupe Yvon Michel.

 

Groupe Yvon Michel was founded back in 2004 by Yvon Michel, Alexandra Croft and Bernard Barré, and has been the most successful organization in the history of professional boxing in Canada.

 

Since its launch, the company has organized over 150 events in the province of Quebec, and held over 30 events outside of Quebec, with a lot of them broadcast on some of the biggest television networks in the world, such as HBO, Showtime, ESPN and more.

 

They have guided six elite boxers to world titles, including reigning WBC and IBF light-heavyweight world champion Arthur Beterbiev, along with Jean Pascal, Adonis Stevenson, Eleider Alvarez, Joachim Alcine, and Marie-Eve Dicaire.

 

Their current stable also includes several leading fighters, including Oscar Rivas, Marie-Even Dicaire, Kim Clavel, Eleider Alvarez, Mikael Zewski, Sebastien Bouchard, Wilfried Seyi and Marie-Pier Houle.

 

The new partnership will see Probellum and Groupe Yvon Michel working together to help boxing grow even bigger in Canada, providing a huge boost on both the grassroots and professional stage.

 

It is Probellum’s latest co-promotional agreement bringing together some of biggest promoters around the world, having already secured deals with Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, Shuan Boxing Promotions in the Dominican Republic, Bufalo Boxing in Nicaragua, Team Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Box Office Sports in Ghana.

 

“We have been truly impressed with the scale and ambitions of Probellum, which promises global cooperation among decision makers in the boxing industry,” stated the president of GYM Yvon Michel.

 

“Their assistance and the sharing of their resources, in our market, will make a huge difference to allow us to continue our mission of popularizing our sport, organizing great events, producing champions as well as offering expanded horizons for all our current and future boxers.

 

“I would like to thank Richard Schaefer and Harrison Whitman who have always been valuable collaborators of GYM for including us in this partnership and for placing their trust in our company."

 

"We are truly honored to partner with one of the biggest promoters in the world in Groupe Yvon Michel," said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. "I have worked with them on numerous occasions in the past and I know first-hand what a professional and expert organization they are.”

 

"They have helped boxing in Canada go from strength to strength since they launched back in 2004, promoting some of the best boxers in the world during that time, and now with this co-promotional agreement, we'll look to take things to the next level."

 

About Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM): Groupe Yvon Michel is a professional boxing promotion organization, founded in 2004 by Yvon Michel, Alexandra Croft and Bernard Barré, who are all still active in the most prolific organization in the history of professional boxing in Canada. Since its founding, GYM has organized 155 events in Quebec, all broadcasted in Quebec on RDS, TVA Sports or Radio-Canada, and participated in 37 international events outside Quebec. Six boxers became world champions, Joachim Alcine, Jean Pascal, Adonis Stevenson, Artur Beterbiev, Eleider Alvarez and Marie-Eve Dicaire. Sixteen of the organization’s boxers have fought in 48 world championship bouts with an excellent record of 24 wins, 22 losses and 2 draws. During this period major American television networks were more active than ever in going to Quebec to broadcast the most important events of the organization. On 34 occasions, the major American networks presented a GYM gala, an exceptional showcase of Quebec knowledge including HBO (8), Showtime (7), ESPN2 (10), Wealth TV (4), Spike TV (2), ESPN (1), CBS (1) and NBC Sports (1).

Former World Champion Paul Butler Joins Probellum!

(October 14th) Probellum is thrilled to announce the promotional signing of former IBF bantamweight champion Paul Butler – ahead of his upcoming world title clash with John Riel Casimero.

 

Butler (33-2, 15 knockouts) has operated at the highest echelon in the sport for a number of years, after making his professional debut back in 2010.

 

It didn’t take long for the Ellesmere Port man to make an impact, winning the British super-flyweight title in just his ninth fight with a first round knockout win, before adding the Commonwealth, WBO Intercontinental and WBA Intercontinental bantamweight titles to his collection not long after.

 

The highlight then came in 2014, when Butler defeated Stuart Hall to win the IBF bantamweight title, and ‘The Baby Faced Assassin’ has remained firmly at world level from that point onwards.

 

The 32-year-old is now set to challenge for another world title, after Probellum won the purse bid for his WBO bantamweight title showdown with defending champion Casimero.

 

Butler becomes the 14th boxer to join Probellum’s expanding stable of elite fighters, joining Regis Prograis, Nonito Donaire, Badou Jack, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Taras Shelestyuk, Ricky Burns, Lewis Ritson, Hovhannes Bachkov, Darius Fulghum, Eduardo Hernandez, Mark Dickinson and Brandon Moore.

 

Probellum have also secured co-promotional agreements with some of the biggest promoters around the world, including Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, Shuan Boxing Promotions in the Dominican Republic, Bufalo Boxing in Nicaragua, Team Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Box Office Sports in Ghana.

 

“I’m delighted to be signing with a huge force like Probellum,” said Butler. “Some of the moves they’ve made over the past few weeks have been massive, and it’s clear that this is the perfect team for me moving forward.

 

“Probellum have already shown their total support for me by winning the purse bid for my WBO bantamweight title fight against John Riel Casimero, so I’m proud to have them backing me and I can’t wait to once again become world champion in the near future.”

 

“We’re very pleased to welcome Paul Butler to the team,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “He’s worked extremely hard for a number of years to gain another shot at a world title, and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to win the purse bid for it.

 

“He is one of the best fighters that the UK has produced over the past decade, and at just 32-years-old, still has plenty of big nights ahead of him, so we’re certain this will be a long and successful relationship.”

Probellum Signs Olympic Bronze Medalist

Hovhannes Bachkov!

(October 13th) Probellum is pleased to announce their latest big promotional signing; Olympic bronze medalist Hovhannes Bachkov.

 

Bachkov was an illustrious amateur, competing at both the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games, winning a bronze medal in Tokyo for Armenia at lightweight.

 

He also won a gold medal at the European Games in Minsk in 2019, a gold medal at the European Championships in 2017, and bronze medals at the World Championships in Hamburg in 2017 and in Yekaterinburg in 2019, making him one of the most accomplished athletes his country has ever produced.

 

Bachkov has since entered the professional game during the past 12 months, defeating 22-6 opponent Samuel Gonzalez over eight rounds in his professional debut, before a first round stoppage win over previously unbeaten Binali Shakmandarov in his second bout, showing the rapid pace that the 28-year-old wishes to rise through the ranks.

 

With Probellum by his side, Bachkov will now go from strength to strength in his career, as he looks to achieve his dream of becoming world champion.

 

He is the latest addition to Probellum's ever-growing stable of world class fighters, following the promotional signings of Regis Prograis, Nonito Donaire, Badou Jack, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Taras Shelestyuk, Ricky Burns, Lewis Ritson, Darius Fulghum, Eduardo Hernandez, Mark Dickinson and Brandon Moore.

 

Probellum have also secured co-promotional agreements with some of the biggest promoters around the world, including Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, Shuan Boxing Promotions in the Dominican Republic, Bufalo Boxing in Nicaragua, Team Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Box Office Sports in Ghana.

 

"It’s an honour for me to sign with Probellum and take my place alongside the other great fighters in their team," said Bachkov.

 

"This is going to be an exciting journey over the next few years as together we work to achieve my goal of becoming world champion. When a good fighter works with a good team, the light will always be on."

 

"Hovhannes Bachkov has shown time and time again that he has what it takes to become a superstar around the world, and we're thrilled to have him joining the team at Probellum," said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum.

 

"He is already a hero in his country of Armenia for what he has achieved, and as a professional he can take that stardom to new heights, both on the national and international stage. The future looks very bright."

 

News on when Bachkov will have his first fight since signing a promotional deal with Probellum will be announced soon.

Probellum Signs Lewis Ritson,

USA Amateur Heavyweight Darius Fulghum

And S-Jam Boxing’s Sams Jones!

(October 12th) Probellum is proud to announce a promotional deal with former British and WBA Intercontinental champion Lewis Ritson, USA amateur heavyweight Darius Fulghum and S-Jam Boxing's, Sams Jones as Talent Relations for the UK.

 

Newcastle superstar Ritson (21-2, 12 knockouts) is known for his all-action, relentless style, having been involved in some of the most exciting fights in the UK in recent years, such as his October 2019 win over Robbie Davies Jr.

 

His vicious power has also been on display during his career, as seen in his quick-fire stoppage victories over Paul Hyland Jnr, Scott Cardle and Joe Murray, with those three fights lasting less than four rounds combined.

 

Ritson’s first bout since signing with Probellum will come on Saturday, when he competes against Hank Lundy on the BOXXER event at the Newcastle Arena – live on Sky Sports Boxing.

 

Probellum will guide the career of Ritson moving forward, as their expert team look to use their vast knowledge to help navigate the 28-year-old back towards world title contention.

 

It is the latest major statement of intent from Probellum, following on from their signings of Regis Prograis, Nonito Donaire, Badou Jack, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Taras Shelestyuk, Ricky Burns, Eduardo Hernandez and Brandon Moore.

 

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Probellum team,” said Ritson. “Over the last few weeks they have made some huge signings and I’m happy we’ve got the deal over the line and I’ve signed with them.”

 

“It’s great to welcome someone of Lewis’ high standard to the team,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “He’s always in entertaining fights and is one of the most popular fighters in the entire UK.

 

“He’s been on the cusp of a world title shot before, and Probellum will now be on hand to steer him back towards that level as we help him achieve his dream of one day becoming world champion.”

Probellum is thrilled to announce the signing of highly-rated USA amateur heavyweight Darius Fulghum as he prepares to turn professional.

 

Fulghum was an extremely successful amateur, with the Houston fighter becoming the number-one ranked USA heavyweight, whilst also winning the National Golden Gloves tournament in 2018.

 

He has had plenty of success outside the ring too, having been an accomplished amateur wrestler in high school, and holding a degree in Nursing after graduating from Prairie View A&M University.

 

The 25-year-old will now enter the paid ranks and see his career guided by Probellum, alongside Adam Morallee of S-JAM Boxing, who will serve as manager.

 

Fulghum is Probellum’s latest big signing, joining the likes of Regis Prograis, Nonito Donaire, Badou Jack, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Taras Shelestyuk, Ricky Burns, Lewis Ritson, Eduardo Hernandez and Brandon Moore.

 

Probellum have also secured co-promotional agreements with some of the biggest promoters around the world, including Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, Shuan Boxing Promotions in the Dominican Republic, Team Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Box Office Sports in Ghana.

 

“I was denied an opportunity to compete in the Olympics due to COVID. With that being taken from me it lit a fire under me to show that I’m the best in the world in my professional career,” said Fulghum.

 

“Watch my career unfold now that I have signed a promotional deal with Probellum. I’m destined for greatness.”

 

“Darius is a phenomenal talent and we have been working, together with his coach and family, to find the right promoter to give his skills the best and biggest platform possible,” said Adam Morallee of S-JAM Boxing.

 

“In Probellum we have found a promoter with exciting plans to invest in Darius so that boxing fans in the US and all over the world will be able to see why we believe he is destined for greatness.”

 

“We’re proud to be working with S-JAM Boxing to guide the career of Darius Fulghum,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “He looked certain to compete at the Olympics before the pandemic hit, but it has made him more determined than ever to succeed as a professional.

 

“He has all of the right attributes that you want in a fighter, so I’m confident that he can go on to accomplish incredible things in the paid ranks.”

 

News on when Fulghum will make his highly-anticipated professional debut will be revealed in the near future.

Probellum is also happy to announce that S-JAM Boxing founding partner Sam Jones has joined the team as Talent Relations for the UK.

 

Jones has become one of the key figures in boxing since launching S-JAM several years ago, acquiring some of the very best fighters around the world, including heavyweight phenom Joe Joyce, who is ranked highly in all of the governing bodies, undefeated Albanian sensation Florian Marku, and current European super-middleweight champion Lerrone Richards.

 

He has also been guiding the careers of a number of highly-rated prospects who look destined for big things in the future, including Guido Vianello, Johnny Fisher, Soloman Dacres, John James Hedges and more.

 

The hard work and determination from Jones has allowed him to secure key working relationships with some of the biggest names in boxing, and now brings his expertise and knowledge to the Probellum team.

 

In his new role with Probellum, Jones will be working with fighters across the UK, whilst also handling operations for the brand, assisting with venues, press conferences, weigh-ins and more.

 

It sees Probellum add to their already incredible all-star team, which includes Richard Schaefer as President, Eric Winter as Chief Operating Officer, Harrison Whitman as Chief Strategy & Legal Officer, Anthony Petosa as Executive Vice President of Production and Creative, Anthony Catanzaro as Vice President of Boxing Operations, and Mike Altamura as Head of Talent Development.

 

Probellum has already established promotional alliances in Europe, Africa, Russia, the Middle East, and Australia, with some of the biggest names in the sport, including Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom and Kalle and Nisse Sauerland with Wasserman Boxing.

 

In an effort to find the best opportunities and most exciting match ups for athletes, Probellum is looking forward to collaborating with everyone from PBC to Top Rank to Golden Boy Promotions in the United States along with any other promotor anywhere in the world.

 

“This is a really proud but emotional day for me as I leave S-JAM Boxing, but I felt it was the perfect time and the perfect company to join and throw my hat into the promotional game,” said Jones.

 

“I’m extremely grateful to Probellum for giving me this huge opportunity but it’s one I know I’ll thrive on. I can’t put into words how grateful I am to my friend Adam Morallee and my first signing and one of my closest friends Joe Joyce, but I leave with him being number one contender for the world heavyweight title and that fills me with extreme pride and makes me extremely happy.

 

“I’d also like the thank every fighter within S-JAM and no doubt I’ll be keeping an eye on their progress and supporting them in their careers. I can’t wait to get started with this amazing new company and to play a part in helping it go from strength to strength, let’s go Probellum!”

 

“We’re ecstatic to bring in Sam Jones as Talent Relations for the UK at Probellum, said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “You only have to look at what Sam has achieved in such a short amount of time to know that he has a very bright future in the sport.

 

“Sam already has a fantastic working relationship with a number of leading names in the sport, and we’re glad that he will now be working alongside us here at Probellum.”

Nonito Donaire the Latest Standout

To Join Probellum!

Probellum Press Release

(October 11th) Probellum is proud to announce the large promotional signing of boxing legend and nine-time, four-weight world champion Nonito Donaire.

 

Donaire (41-6, 27 knockouts) is the reigning WBC bantamweight champion, and is universally recognised as one of many best boxers of the final 20 years.

 

The ‘Filipino Flash’ gained his present world title with a fourth spherical knockout win over Nordine Oubaali earlier this yr, whereas he has additionally claimed world honours at flyweight, super-bantamweight and featherweight.

 

He has been concerned in a few of the greatest fights that the game has seen, sharing the ring with fellow greats like Jorge Arce, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Vic Darchinyan, Naoya Inoue and Carl Frampton.

 

A particularly standard determine, Donaire is liked and revered world wide, and can now look so as to add to his already-earned Corridor of Fame legacy by becoming a member of forces with Probellum, and persevering with his long-time relationship with Probellum President Richard Schaefer.

 

Probellum’s primary purpose is to empower fighters and provoke a worldwide fanbase, whereas selling one of the best and largest fights to boxing followers world wide, with Donaire’s arrival serving to to realize that.

 

His signing sees him observe within the footsteps of different elite names to staff up with Probellum, together with Regis Prograis, Badou Jack, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Taras Shelestyuk, Ricky Burns, Eduardo Hernandez and Brandon Moore.

 

Probellum has additionally secured co-promotional agreements with a few of the greatest promoters within the sport, comparable to Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, Shuan Boxing Promotions within the Dominican Republic, Crew Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Field Workplace Sports activities in Ghana.

 

Richard Schaefer has at all times been a “’fighter’s first’ promoter,” stated Nonito Donaire. “I’m satisfied that together with his imaginative and prescient, management expertise and keenness for the fighters he’ll elevate the game and most significantly proceed to empower fighters. I’m proud to be a part of Crew Probellum and proceed my relationship and friendship with Richard.”

 

“In my previous 14 years in energetic boxing, I’ve by no means identified an individual like Richard,” stated Nonito’s supervisor and spouse Rachel Donaire. “For 20 years he has made his identify because the one who stood by the fighters.

 

“Each individual I’ve spoken to who had labored with Richard had the utmost respect and admiration for his ardour for the fighters. After we made the shift to work with Richard, it couldn’t be extra true that he was a person of his phrase; fighters come FIRST.

 

“Richard is a person I’d observe into the fireplace as his data, expertise and compassion to fighters is unrivalled. Congratulations to Richard and his staff on Probellum. I couldn’t be extra blissful to proceed this subsequent journey with Richard in our nook.”

 

“Nonito and Rachel Donaire should not simply one of the best husband and spouse or fighter and coach staff in boxing immediately however most actually within the historical past of the game,” stated Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum.

 

“Nonito is among the GREATEST fighters in boxing. A future Corridor of Famer and four-division and nine-time world champion, however it isn’t simply his expertise within the ring however his persona, charisma and values outdoors of the ring which make him the champion and position mannequin he’s.

 

“I’m lucky to name him my good friend. It’s a pleasure and an honor for me to have him be a part of Probellum and I can’t wait to assist him unify the bantamweight division and conquer many extra world titles.”

 

News on when Donaire may have his first combat after signing with Probellum will probably be introduced within the close to future.

Probellum Partners With Shuan Boxing Promotions

Signs Taras Shelestyuk!

(October 9th) Probellum is happy to announce its latest multi-fight, multi-year co-promotional agreement with Dominican Republic outfit Shuan Boxing Promotions.

 

Led by highly-respected female mastermind Belgica Pena, Shuan Boxing Promotions are widely-regarded as the biggest promotion in the Dominican Republic, and have been operating for over a decade.

 

By the end of 2021 they look set to have promoted eight events in the last 14 months alone, with a number of world title fights having taken place on those cards.

 

Shuan Boxing Promotions boasts an extremely impressive stable, which includes upcoming WBA world minimumweight title challenger Erick Rosa Pacheco, and undefeated super-lightweight Alberto Puello, who is ranked #1 in the world with the WBA.

 

The new partnership with Probellum will see boxing in the region taken to the next level, as they become the latest major company to join forces for a promotional alliance.

 

Probellum has already established co-promotional agreements with some of the biggest promoters across the world, including Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, Team Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Box Office Sports in Ghana.

 

“In recent years we have grown a lot and now that we have the co-promotion with Probellum we envision a bright future,” said Belgica Pena, Shuan Boxing Promotions. “It will allow us to successfully develop the careers of our boxers and to have more champions in the Dominican Republic.”

 

“We’re very pleased to announce this co-promotional agreement with Shuan Boxing Promotions,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “The Dominican Republic is a fantastic market full of untapped potential, and with Probellum on board we can now help to give the country the attention it deserves.

 

“There have been some huge names come from that region, including Joan Guzman, Javier Fortuna, Agapito Sanchez and more, and now we will look to find new superstars and help them reach achieve their dreams.”

OLYMPIC MEDALIST TARAS SHELESTYUK JOINS PROBELLUM

Probellum is pleased to announce its latest promotional signing, undefeated welterweight sensation Taras Shelestyuk.

 

Shelestyuk (18-0, 10 knockouts) enjoyed immense success as an amateur, taking home a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, and also claiming a gold medal at the 2011 World Amateur Championships in Baku.

 

Since turning professional in 2013 he has performed extremely well in the 147lb division, winning a number of belts including the WBA Intercontinental and WBO NABO titles.

 

His high-quality boxing ability and expertise makes him a threat to anybody at welterweight, as Shelestyuk looks to kick on and achieve his dreams of becoming a professional world champion.

 

He is the latest big name to join forces with Probellum, following on from the signings of Regis Prograis, Badou Jack, Eimantas Stanionis, Arthur Biyarslanov, Ricky Burns, Eduardo Hernandez and Brandon Moore.

 

All 18 of Shelestyuk's fights in the paid ranks have taken place in the USA, with the 35-year-old from Ukraine now given the chance to compete on a global stage after teaming up with Probellum.

 

His ability to fight all over the world is made possible thanks to the partnerships that Probellum have established, having already secured co-promotional agreements with Wasserman Boxing, Universum in Germany, Maravillabox Promotions in Spain, LNK Boxing in Latvia, Glozier Boxing in New Zealand, Shuan Boxing Promotions in the Dominican Republic, Team Ellis Boxing in Australia, Armin Tan Promotions in Indonesia, and Box Office Sports in Ghana.

 

"This is a new chapter in my boxing career and I’m really happy," said Shelestyuk. "I was world champion as an amateur and now I want to become a world champion as a professional. I like that I will be able to fight all over the world and show people the art of boxing."

 

"We're pleased to welcome yet another high-calibre fighter to the team by announcing the signing of Taras Shelestyuk," said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. "His incredible amateur pedigree speaks for itself, and we now want to help him achieve the same success as a professional.

 

"Boxing in Ukraine is arguably at an all-time high, with Oleksandr Usyk recently becoming heavyweight champion, and Vasyl Lomachenko is one of the best fighters in the world too, so Shelestyuk will soon be able to show the talent that he also possesses."

 

Details on when Shelestyuk will have his first bout after signing with Probellum will be announced in the near future.

Probellum Adds Mexican Super Featherweight

Eduardo "Rocky" Hernandez!

Probellum Press Release

(October 7th) Probellum has signed Mexican super featherweight Eduardo "Rocky" Hernandez to a promotional deal. Hernandez (30-1, 27 knockouts) is arguably the biggest puncher in the 130-pound division, with all but three of his wins coming inside the distance. His last 24 victories have all come by knockout, and he is only 23 years old. News on when Hernandez will have his first bout after signing with Probellum will be announced in the near future. Hernandez is the latest big name to join forces with Probellum, following the signings of Regis Prograis, Badou Jack, Eimantas Stanionis, Ricky Burns and Brandon Moore earlier this week.

 

“I feel happy and blessed to be part of this movement, but more than that I’m grateful,” said Hernandez. “With my new manager Ferco Box, my advisory team and now adding Richard Schaefer and Probellum, I truly have the best team in boxing. Nothing will stop us.”

 

“It is a privilege to have somebody as exciting and talented as Eduardo ‘Rocky’ Hernandez join us here at Probellum,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “At just 23 years-old, Eduardo’s entire career is ahead of him, and we are certain it will be an extremely successful one. Mexico and boxing go hand in hand, and signing a world-ranked knockout specialist like Eduardo is the first step in what is going to be some big moves for Probellum in that country.”

Probellum Signs Former Super-Lightweight

World Champion Regis Prograis

Two Weight World Champion Badou Jack

 And Unbeaten Welterweight Eimantas Stanionis!

(October 6th) Probellum is delighted to announce the massive promotional signing of former super-lightweight world champion Regis Prograis.

 

Prograis (26-1, 22 knockouts) is one of the best fighters in the world, having previously held the WBA super-lightweight and WBC Diamond super-lightweight titles during his illustrious career.

 

The American star is currently ranked as the #1 fighter at 140lbs with the Ring Magazine, and is also ranked #3 with the WBC, #4 with the WBA, #5 with the IBF and #7 with the WBO.

 

Known for his incredible power and elite boxing skills, 32-year-old Prograis holds stoppage wins over fighters such as Ivan Redkach, Kiryl Relikh, Julius Indongo and Juan Heraldez, and looks destined to become world champion again in the near future.

 

The signing of Prograis is the latest ground-breaking move from Probellum, helping to achieve their athlete-first approach, which ensures to put the fighter first. It also gives boxers the chance to fight all over the world, with Probellum looking to end the fragmentation in boxing by working with all promoters across the globe to promote landmark events.

 

Prograis is the latest big-name fighter to join forces with Probellum, after it was announced that they will continue forward as unbeaten welterweight sensation Eimantas Stanionis’ promoter.

 

“Since I started boxing I’ve always wanted to become a world champion and fight all over the world," said Prograis. I decided to sign with Probellum because they are holding shows worldwide, and I can achieve my dream of fighting all over the globe.

 

"It is is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my boxing career alongside Probellum."

 

"Signing Regis Prograis is a superb statement of intent and we are delighted to have him joining the team here at Probellum," said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. "He is one of the best fighters on the planet and we're confident he will become world champion again soon.

 

"This is just the start of what will be an extremely stacked roster of talent at Probellum, so boxing fans can get ready to see the best and biggest fights delivered to them."

 

News on when Prograis will have his first fight under the Probellum promotional banner will be announced in due course.

Probellum is also proud to announce the promotional signing of former super-middleweight and light-heavyweight world champion Badou Jack.

 

Jack (24-3-3, 14 knockouts) has been one of the best fighters on the planet for the last 10 years, having held the WBC super-middleweight title from 2015 to 2017, and the WBA light-heavyweight title in 2017.

 

During that time he has picked up wins over some of the top names in the sport, including Anthony Dirrell, George Groves, Lucian Bute and Nathan Cleverly, along with a stoppage win over previously undefeated Dervin Colina during his last bout in June.

 

Jack now looks set for more success in the cruiserweight division, and is currently ranked #5 with the WBA, #6 with the WBC and #12 with the WBO in that new weight class.

 

By teaming up with Probellum, Jack will have the chance to experience the promotion's athlete-first approach, which vows to put the fighter first, thanks to its all-star team of executives and brand partners from around the world.

 

It will also give him the chance to fulfil his dream by fighting in Dubai in the near future, made possible thanks to Probellum's promotional alliances that have been created with some of the biggest names in the sport.

 

Empowering and enabling grassroots boxing is an important initiative for Probellum as it builds a ubiquitous, digital platform to compliment broadcasters and promoters, delivering to grassroots promoters, athletes and fans in areas and territories around the world who are passionate about boxing but do not have the necessary resources at their disposal.

 

Jack is the latest massive name to sign with Probellum, with even more ground-breaking announcements set to be revealed in the near future.

 

“Dubai is my second home and I cannot wait to finally fight in front of all of my UAE fans," said Jack. "My team at Badou Jack Promotions is excited to partner with the Probellum team to deliver several more exciting fights in this region.”

 

“Badou has always wanted to fight in the UAE and I commend the Probellum team for fulfilling every promise they made in bringing this to life," said Amer Abdallah, manager of Badou Jack and CEO of Badou Jack Promotions. "We look forward to helping to grow boxing in that region and putting on some major fights in the near future."

 

"Signing a fighter of Badou Jack's calibre is yet another major statement of intent by Probellum," said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. "He has been one of the best fighters in the world for nearly a decade and he still remains at the very top of his game.

 

"Badou made it clear that fighting in Dubai is something he has dreamed of for a long time, and due to our policy of working with all promoters across the world, we can make this happen and help him take the next step in potentially becoming world champion again."

 

News on when Jack's first bout as a Probellum signed athlete will take place will be announced in the near future.

Probellum is proud to announce that it will continue forward as unbeaten welterweight sensation Eimantas Stanionis’ promoter.

 

It sees Stanionis continue his relationship with Richard Schaefer after the duo's time together began back in 2016, with the current Probellum President helping to guide the career of the exciting 147lb boxer.

 

Stanionis (13-0, 9 knockouts) is viewed as one of the future stars of the welterweight division, having already positioned himself as the #1 fighter in the world with the WBA, making him the mandatory challenger for WBA champion Yordenis Ugas.

 

The 27-year-old is also ranked as the #10 fighter in the world by the Ring Magazine, and holds a victory over former world title challenger Thomas Dulorme.

 

As an amateur, Stanionis won a gold medal at the 2015 European Championships in Bulgaria and also competed at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, with the Lithuanian now based in the USA.

 

"I'm thrilled to continue my relationship with Eimantas Stanionis," said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. "I've been working with him since after the Olympics in 2016, and he's on the verge of some tremendous fights.

 

"The world is his oyster and it's great to work with him at Probellum. We already have a strategic partner in Lithuania, so there are a million opportunities for him. We're looking forward to continue working with PBC who have done a great job with Eimantas. With manager Shelly Finkel, Eimantas has one of the best teams in boxing."

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