New York (February 17, 2016) – TONIGHT, DiBella Entertainment will present a great night of boxing that will culminate with the WBO Female Featherweight world title between the sensational Amanda Serrano taking on Olivia Gerula.
The bout will headline a card that can be seen LIVE on www.gfl.tv at 7 PM ET for just $14.99 by CLICKING HERE
Serrano of Brooklyn, New York has a record of 26-1-1 with 19 knockouts.
She is already a two-time world champion and will be gunning for her third title in as many weight classes.
The 27 year-old Serrano has already captured the IBF Super Featherweight title with a 2nd round stoppage over Kimberly Connor. She later captured the WBO Lightweight title when she traveled to Argentina and stopped Maria Elena Maderna in six rounds.
The explosive punching Serrano has won 12 consecutive fights with 10 coming by knockout. She is coming off a 3rd round stoppage over Djemilla Gontaruk on November 20, 2015 in Brooklyn.
Gerula of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada has a record of 17-15 and is a former world champion in her own right.
The 36 year-old captured the WBC Super Featherweight title with a 10-round unanimous decision over Jelena Mrdjenovich on April 9, 2009. She made two defenses of the crown as she traveled to France and won a 10-round majority decision over Myriam Chomaz (12-1) and a 10-round unanimous decision over Brooke Dierdorf. She dropped the title to Frida Wallberg in Sweden. She rematched Wallberg, but again came up on the wrong end of a unanimous decision.
Gerula is coming off a 6-round unanimous decision over Lucia Larcinese on January 21st.
An intriguing 10-round Middleweight bout will serve as the co-feature as former world title challengers Avtandil Khurtsidze will take on Giovanni Lorenzo.
Khurtsidze of The Georgia Republic but now is residing in Brooklyn, New York has a record of 31-2-2 with 20 knockouts.
The 14 year veteran has wins over Alberto Mamani (34-6-1), Atilla Kovacs (25-2-2), Kuvanych Toygonbayev (30-5) & Mihaly Kotai (36-3-1).
He then challenged Hassan N’Dam for the WBA Interim Middleweight title. Khurtsidze lost a disputed unanimous decision in the undefeated N’Dam’s hometown.
Since that disappointing decision, Khurtsidze has won 8 in a row, which includes his last outing when he stopped Melvin Betancourt in one round on August 7, 2015 in Atlantic City.
Lorenzo of New York has a record of 34-7 with 26 knockouts. He has challenged for a world championship on three occasions.
On September 19, 2009, he lost a debated split decision to Sebastian Sylvester in Sylvester’s home country of Germany. A year later, Lorenzo traveled back to Germany only to drop a 12-round unanimous decision to Felix Sturm. Lorenzo then took on N’dam and once again put up a good showing, only to be on the wrong end of the unanimous decision.
Lorenzo has big wins over then undefeated Dennis Sharpe (17-0-3), Achak TerMeliksetian (15-2), Dionisio Mirandsa (19-3-2), Darryl Salmon (16-3). Lorenzo is coming off a first round stoppage over Jose Antinio Rodriguez on October 22, 2015 in the Dominican Republic.
An exciting undercard that features 6 undefeated prospects.
In a 8-round Super Middleweight bout, Lennox Allen (20-0-1, 13 KO’s) of New York will take on Martin Verdin (21-19-2, 11 KO’s) of Duc, Louisiana.
In 6-round bouts:
Jonathan Alonso (7-0, 4 KO’s) of Spain battles Ricardo Maldonado (5-4) of Arlington, WA in a Super Lightweight bout.
Super Lightweight Shemuel Pegan (6-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will fight Oscar Santana (4-3-1, 2 KO’s) of Pomona, CA.
Dauren Yeleussinov (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY takes on Bernard Thomas (5-2, 3 KO’s) of Kansas City, MO. in a Super Middleweight bout.
Noel Murphy (5-0, 2 KO’s) of Woodlawn, New York will fight Donald Sanchez (2-2, 1 KO) of Albuquerque, NM. in a Welterweight bout.
Pavlo Ishchenko (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Brooklyn, NY will box Rafael Vazquez (2-3) of Bayamon, PR. in a Lightweight contest.