Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) today announced that Adam Kipenga (11-3-1, 7 KOs) will now take on Ashton H2O Sylve in Most Valuable Prospects’ headlining bout for its inaugural event. Kipenga will replace Angel Rebollar who was forced to pull out of the event due to an eye injury. Created to highlight the next generation of the sport’s best male and female athletes, Most Valuable Prospects’ inaugural event will take place this Friday, May 26 live from Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando, FL. DAZN will air Most Valuable Prospects across its platforms as a part of its subscription package and tickets are on sale now at https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/22005E9AD958CFC5.
Kipenga, the southpaw out of Tanzania, began boxing at the age of 13 following in the footsteps of his two older brothers. He has had 40 amateur fights under his belt and holds the title of Tanzania National Champion. The 24-year old lightweight is signed to Reyes Boxing Promotions and is fighting out of Boston, MA. Sylve will go face to face with Kipenga for the first time at the official weigh-ins taking place this Thursday, May 25 at 5pm ET at the Caribe Royale Resort. The faceoff will be streamed live on DAZN Boxing’s YouTube.
May 26th’s full card includes Kevin Brown vs. Julian Smith as the Co-Main Event fighting for the WBA Super Lightweight Continental Americas Title and a heavyweight battle between two undefeated fighters, Lorenzo Medina and former Cuban National Boxing Team member, Angel Y. Napoles (1-0, 1 KO) who will be replacing Andrey Mangushev. Mangushev had to pull out of the fight due to a hand injury. Napoles is from Miami by way of Camaguey, Cuba and has won gold medals at the Pan-Am Games and the Central American and Caribbean Games. Undefeated two-time national amateur champion Jamar Pemberton will also take on fellow undefeated fighter Bryce Henry in an action-packed four-round middleweight matchup.
YouTube boxing commentator Wade Plemons and Jomboy Media personality Dan Canobbio will be co-commentators for Friday night, while hard-hitting analysis will be provided by retired two-weight-class world champion Paul Malignaggi. Sibley Scoles will serve as the ringside reporter and YouTube boxing and Esports MC Akinola Verissimo will serve as the in-ring announcer.
The “Most Valuable Prospects” card is produced by Most Valuable Promotions, with Boxlab Promotions serving as the official licensed promoter. The Caribe Royale Resort will be the series’ official title sponsor and host for each event, while DAZN will air Most Valuable Prospects across its platforms as a part of its subscription package. MVP’s co-founder Jake Paul and world-renowned undisputed featherweight world champion Amanda Serrano will be in attendance for the inaugural event.
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About Most Valuable Promotions (MVP)
Dedicated to brand building, content creation, promotion, and strategic advisory, Most Valuable Promotions was founded by Jake Paul and Nakisa Bidarian in 2021. With the mission to provide more creative control to fighters, MVP works to identify, grow, and maximize return for its own events and talent partners. Already making a name for itself in the sport of boxing and the overall industry, MVP was nominated as one of the prestigious Sports Breakthroughs of the Year in 2022 by Sports Business Journal. The promotion company has co-produced and co-promoted all of Paul’s latest matches including both fights against Tyron Woodley and his most recent fight against Anderson Silva, which included a co-headlining bout with MVP’s youngest signed talent, Ashton Sylve. The promotion company also signed one of the most decorated Hispanic athletes of all time, Amanda Serrano in its first year. Serrano and MVP made history in April of 2022 when Serrano went head-to-head with Katie Taylor, marking the first female fight to headline at Madison Square Garden. Co-founder Nakisa Bidarian was an executive producer of the historic Triller Presents Mike Tyson v. Roy Jones Jr., which was the 8th most bought pay-per-view event in history.
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