DIBELLA ENTERTAINMENT’S JENNIFER SALINAS AND DERRICK MURRAY COMPETE IN TITLE BOUTS TODAY
SALINAS CHALLENGES MAIVA HAMADOUCHE IN PARIS FOR THE IBF WORLD FEMALE JUNIOR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE
MURRAY FACES DANIEL FRANCO FOR THE USBA FEATHERWEIGHT BELT IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
New York, NY (11/10/16) – DiBella Entertainment’s Jennifer Salinas and Derrick Murray each participate in significant matches today.
Salinas (19-3, 5 KOs) challenges French Maiva Hamadouche (13-1, 11 KOs) in Paris, France, at the Halle Georges Carpentier, in a 10-round bout with the vacant IBF world female junior lightweight title at stake.
Murray (13-0-1, 5 KOs) battles fellow unbeaten featherweight prospect Daniel Franco (14-0-3, 9 KOs), of Riverside, CA, for the vacant USBA belt, scheduled for 10 rounds at the Washington Hilton, in Washington, D.C., headlining “Fight Night DC”, an annual black-tie charity gala.
Jennifer “The Bolivian Queen” Salinas, of Providence, RI, turned pro in 2003 and challenged for the interim WBC world female junior featherweight title in 2010, losing a majority decision in her first 10-round contest. She has since won the World Boxing Federation (WBF) and Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) female junior featherweight titles, defending her UBF belt via 10-round unanimous decision over Melissa St. Vil last November. Signing with promoter Lou DiBella in 2016, Salinas stopped Angel Gladney in her DiBella Entertainment Broadway Boxing debut at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, CT, on June 30. Hamadouche won the WBC Silver lightweight belt in her last bout on May 27, and will be moving down in weight.
Derrick Murray, of St. Louis, MO, has been a pro since April 2011, and the only blemish on his record is a four-round draw in his fifth bout. A highly accomplished amateur, Murray finished with a 221-17 record. Earning two impressive victories earlier this year, Murray moved up to competing in eight-round bouts in April. He will be taking a step up in competition against Franco, who has secured six consecutive victories, with four by knockout. Trained by his father, Franco will be making his East Coast debut. Both Murray and Franco will be participating in their first 10-round contest.