Purse Bid Minutes



The Purse Bid was originally convened for March 30, 2017 at 11:00 am, but later postponed until April 3rd 2017 to be held at:

WBO Headquarters

1056 Muñoz Rivera Avenue, Suite 711

San Juan, PR 00927-5013

Purse Bid Attendees:

  1. Manuel Marrero Hueca, Administrative Advisor, presiding
  2. Fernando Gaztambide representing Dibella Entertainment and Amanda Serrano
  3. Doris Companys, WBO Executive Coordinator

The Purse Bid Notice was issued on March 27th for the date of March 30th to all Bona-Fide Promoters. After the postponement, it was held on April 3rd. The Purse Bid officially began at 11:10 am waiting for the arrival of the representatives of Sabrina Perez, but as no one arrived, the Purse Bid began without their presence.

Mr. Marrero Hueca greeted Mr. Gaztambide.

Mr. Gaztambide, representing Dibella Entertainment and Amanda Serrano, handed Mr. Marrero Hueca his first envelope, thus initiating the Purse Bid. The envelope contained a check in the amount of $1,000.00 (One Thousand) Dollars for the Purse Bid Service Fee and the proof they are a bona fide licensed WBO Promoter.

Mr. Marrero Hueca stated for the record that Dibella Entertainment is a bona fide promoter.

As Sabrina Perez had no one representing her, Mr. Marrero Hueca then opened the second envelope belonging to Dibella Entertainment that contained a check in the amount $1,500.02 (One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars and Two Cents), representing 10% of the Purse Bid Amount of $15,000.20 (Fifteen Thousand Dollars and Twenty Cents).

The proposed site for the bout is the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York on the proposed date of May 27th 2017.

The Bid was awarded to Dibella Entertainment.

Mr. Marrero Hueca restated for Mr. Gaztambide, winner of the Purse Bid, about Section 11.2.4 of the WBO Regulations for World Championship Contests that states, “…the date of the fight shall not be later than ninety (90) days or earlier than forty-five (45) days from the date of the Purse Bid…”

WBO Championship Committee granted a special recognition for Amanda Serrano due to her International Recognition. The Purse Division is as follows:

65% for Amanda Serrano

35% for Sabrina Perez
Finally, the contract must be signed within forty-eight (48) hours.

Mr. Marrero Hueca then congratulated the winner, Dibella Entertainment, and thanked Mr. Gaztambide for his participation.

The Purse Bid ended at 11:30 am.


Via Email Only July 21, 2016

Lou Dibella
Dibella Entertainment

Frank Warren
Frank Warren Promotions

Re: WBO Middleweight Elimination Bout Negotiations Left Without Effect Avtandil Khurtsidze vs. Tommy Langford


Previously, on June 7th, negotiations were ordered for the WBO Middleweight Elimination Bout between Avtandil Khurtsidze and Tommy Langford. However, at this time, the order has been left without effect.

Please be advised that the future of the division will be discussed in depth during the WBO 29th Convention to be held in San Juan, Puerto Rico from the 17th to the 21st of October.

Yours truly,

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Luis Batista Salas, Esq.
C/c Francisco Valcarcel, Esq.


It is finally official… Amanda Serrano (26-1-1, 19 KOs) has signed a promotional contract with DiBella Entertainment.

We have already known that Serrano will be featured in a 10 round Featherweight clash with Ghana’s Helen Joseph (12-3-1, 7 KOs) on the stacked January 16th Deontay Wilder WBC title defense against Artur Szpilka at the Barclays Center. Today, it was also announced that the #WomenofBoxingbout will be for the vacant WBO Featherweight World Championship.

“The Real Deal” Serrano is no stranger to high level title bouts, having captured the IBF Super Featherweight crown in 2011with her 2nd Round TKO over Kimberly Connor. She has also claimed the UBF and WIBA Featherweight titles in 2013 with a 1st Round stoppage over Wanda Pena Ozuna prior to winning the WBO Lightweight championship in 2014 by way of 6th Round KO of Maria Elena Maderna.

Serrano will come prepared for war as normal as she comes to entertain her Brooklyn and global fans on January 16th.

“Iron Lady” Joseph is coming off of a hard fought decision loss to Jennifer Han for the IBF Featherweight title. That was he second attempt at the IBF crown, with a decision loss also to Dominican Republic’s Dahiana Santana in 2012.

Joseph has not been stopped in her career, which is something Serrano specializes in. Serrano has stopped 10 of her last 11 opponents.

Can Joseph withstand the Real Deal bombs?



Photo: Phillip Gaetz

The wait is over. Marco Huck (38-2-1, 26 KOs) will make the next defense of his WBO cruiserweight title on August 14. The reigning champion will take on Krysztoff Glowacki (24-0, 15 KOs), mandatory challenger to Huck`s title and number one ranked by the World Boxing Organization. This bout will be held in the state of New York or New Jersey with the exact location to be named very shortly. And the German has plenty of reasons to be excited about this clash. “I will be celebrating two firsts when I step into the ring on August 14,” said Huck. “On the one hand, it will be my first fight under the banner of Huck Sports Promotion, who will co-promote the bout in close cooperation with DiBella Entertainment. Furthermore, I will be giving my US debut. The fight against Glowacki will be my first abroad,” an excited Huck commented. “After leaving Sauerland I said that I wanted to fight overseas. That promise is now being kept.”

“The Pole is unbeaten and has a good KO ratio to his name” states Huck with regards to his challenger. “He will also have a lot of locals cheering him on, as many Polish citizens live on the east coast, it will almost be like a home crowd. I am however confident, that at the end of the night, the fans both on-site and in front of their TVs, will be celebrating with me. Boxing fans in America want to be entertained by the warriors inside the squared circle and my style of fighting provides just that, entertainment. Mission USA can begin.”


Date:  Saturday,  August 2, 2014

WBO Light Heavyweight Championship Bout

Location:  Revel Resort, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Promoter:  Main Events / DiBella Entertainment

Supervisor:   John Duggan, Esq.

Referee:   Sparkle Lee

Judges:   Julie Lederman, John Poturaj, Glenn Feldman

Results:  Champion Sergey Kovalev retained the WBO Light Heavyweight Title against Blake Caparello on the 2nd. round by KO.