Mendy to Dibella: Let’s make a fight!

12.03.07 - By Matt Yanofsky: Lionheart Boxing’s Edward Mendy is challenging promoter Lou Dibella to put any of his fighters from 140 to 154 in the ring with Antonio Mesquita. Mesquita, who is promoted by Mendy, is 33-0 with 26 knockouts and is scheduled to fight March 31st in Erie PA. “I have tried making a fight with Lou but I have not heard back from him” said Mendy. “Tell Lou that Mesquita will fight anyone in his stable between 140 and 154 and we will knock them all out”! Dibella’s stable in that weight range is highlighted by Paulie Malignaggi, Andre Berto, Sachew Powell, and Ike Quartey..

I had the opportunity to speak with Lou Dibella and he said “Mendy is not offering me much for it so when the money comes I’ll respond. “The truth is if nobody pays for it, we are not interested in making it an ESPN or Telefutura fight because that’s not worth it”. Dibella went on to say, “if there is enough of a demand that HBO or Showtime wants it, then we’ll talk”.

Meanwhile, both promoters are keeping busy with upcoming events later this month. Dibella has a Broadway Boxing card scheduled for March 22nd at the Manhattan Center. Mendy has the aforementioned March 31st card at the Tullio Arena in Erie PA.

Article posted on 12.03.2007

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