Founder of DiBella Entertainment (DBE) , Legendary boxing promoter Louis DiBella is a television executive and matchmaker. DiBella rejects the contractual exploitation of professional boxers and employs a business model that has shifted the balance of power from promoters to boxers, and established a legacy of matchmaking excellence to elevate the sport of boxing. Its this philanthropic approach to his career & also his support of cancer campaigns, most recently for Susan G. Komen, that has landed DiBella on our celebrity “philanthropic influencers” list.
DiBella graduated from Tufts University and Harvard Law School and was previously head of programming for HBO Sports. He created and orchestrated the highly successful series, “Boxing After Dark.” HBO experienced enormous success under his guidance with some of the most high-profile matches in boxing history. DiBella also owns the San Francisco Giants Baseball AA Eastern League affiliate, the Richmond Flying Squirrels, formerly the Connecticut Defenders, which is one of the most successful teams in Minor League baseball.
DiBella created a rebirth for boxing in New York City with his popular series “Broadway Boxing.” The two-hour program is the longest running and most successful independently produced boxing television series, which features up-and-coming fighters and promising contenders.
DiBella represents athletes with honesty and integrity and we’re so fortunate he brings this character to supporting good causes!