DiBella Entertainment wrapped up an eventful weekend of boxing with the signing of three of the Midwest’s most promising prospects, including a 2016 Olympian. After a record crowd descended on Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, for the unification bout between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, promoter Lou DiBella looked to the future, inking promotional deals with 2016 American Olympian Charles Conwell, Conwell’s half-brother Isaiah Steen, and former amateur champion Ardreal Holmes. The trio, who are managed by Split-T Management’s David McWater, will be co-promoted by Oklahoma-based Holden Productions.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Charles Conwell (Cleveland, Ohio), the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic Boxing Team, fell in his Olympic debut on Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro. Conwell faced off with returning Olympian Krishan Vikas of India in middleweight preliminary competition tonight in Riocentro Pavilion 6.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (MARCH 18, 2016) – American middleweight Charles Conwell (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) accomplished the goal he set on Friday, winning a gold medal at the Americas Qualifier. He clinched his berth in the Olympic Games with a semifinal win on Thursday and added his fourth straight win in the middleweight championship bout. Heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) competed in the lone qualifying bout of the day for the U.S. team but lost a split decision in the consolation bout. Light flyweight Nico Hernandez (Wichita, Kansas) also qualified for the Olympics on Thursday before competing in today’s championship bout but fell just short in Friday’s action.
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (MARCH 15, 2016) – Three American athletes scored definitive quarterfinal victories on Tuesday at the Americas Olympic Qualifier in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bantamweight Shakur Stevenson (Newark, N.J.), middleweight Charles Conwell (Cleveland Heights, Ohio) and heavyweight Cam F. Awesome (Lenexa, Kansas) all recorded convincing victories to advance to the semifinal round. Their wins in today’s action at the Ferial la Rural de Palermo moved all three of them within one win of Olympic qualification.