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Promoter Lou DiBella is always on the prowl for prospects and he signed one on Wednesday -- Long Island junior middleweight Patrick Day from Freeport, N.Y.
Day (1-0, 1 KO) made his pro debut on a DiBella card Jan. 23 in New York, blowing out his opponent in 31 seconds. DiBella liked what he saw from the 20-year-old and signed him.
"DiBella Entertainment is super excited to sign a young man who we believe to be one of the best prospects in the greater New York area," DiBella said. "Patrick's amateur credentials rival anyone's as does the quality of the fighters he fought before turning pro. His potential is limitless and it is going to be exciting to watch him develop.”
Day will be back in action Feb. 21 on DiBella’s “Broadway Boxing” card at the Roseland Ballroom in Manhattan.
“It's a pleasure to be a part of the DiBella team," Day said, who is trained and managed by Joe Higgins. “I am going to make this journey as pleasant and fun as possible as I dominate the opposition across from me and climb higher in to the professional ranks.”
According to DiBella, Day, a 2012 U.S. Olympic alternate, was 75-5 as an amateur and was, for a time, the top-rated 152-pounder in the United States. In 2012, he won titles at the USA Boxing National Championship and New York Golden Gloves.
Promoter Lou DiBella is always on the prowl for prospects and he signed one on Wednesday -- Long Island junior middleweight Patrick Day from Freeport, N.