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Brandon Jacobs' foray into boxing continues

Undefeated junior middleweight Steven Martinez (5-0, 5 KOs) signed a longterm deal with DiBella Entertainment, it was announced today.

Martinez is co-managed by New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs and New Jersey-based fight veteran Pat Lynch.

“Steven knows what hard work means. He knows it takes hard work to be a champion in boxing, just like in my business,” Jacobs said in a statement. “Even when he doesn’t have anything lined up, he is in the gym working hard.”

Martinez turned pro in August, 2009 and scored a first-round knockout in his debut against Keith Collins.

“Steven is a can’t-miss prospect, who is mature beyond his years both inside and outside the ring,” said DiBella. “He already has a solid team backing him, and with my company in his corner, his potential is great.”

The 20-year-old Bronx native said he is confident he made the right decision. 

“Brandon and I are extremely happy that we were able to sign Steven with DiBella Entertainment,” said Lynch. “Lou is a world class promoter, and we think we are going to get where we need to be.”

 

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