November 15, 2006 12:56 ET

StubHub and DiBella Entertainment Offer the Ultimate Experience for Boxing Fans

Popular Ticket Marketplace Auctions Off "Be the Promoter" Package for Jermain Taylor Middleweight Title Bout

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2006 -- StubHub has once again teamed up with boxing promoter DiBella Entertainment to extend its presence in the world of boxing, kicking off December with a fight night to remember. Fans will be offered two memorable experiences for the "Home for the Holidays" Undisputed World Middleweight Championship Bout on December 9th at Alltel Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas and broadcast on HBO. Undisputed and Undefeated World Middleweight Champion Jermain "Bad Intentions" Taylor (25-0-1, 17 KOs) will get his first opportunity to defend his titles in front of his hometown fans against Former World Champion Kassim "The Dream" Ouma (25-2-1, 15 KOs). The co-featured match-up will be between Dash-DiBella Promotion's rising star, Andre Berto (15-0, 13 KOs) and veteran Miguel Figueroa (24-5-1, 14 KOs). StubHub will also be a proud sponsor of this marquee event.

Because of the exclusive relationship with DiBella Entertainment, StubHub is able to offer fans a one-of a kind experience of walking in a promoter's shoes before, during and after a World Championship fight. Boxing fans can now log onto and bid on these two exclusive VIP packages:

"StubHub Be a Boxing Promoter Fan Experience" VIP package including:

--  VIP Admission to Pre-fight/Post-fight press conferences
--  VIP Admission to the Weigh-In
--  VIP Admission to open workouts (if any)
--  (2) Tickets inside the corral (these seats next to the ring are never
    sold to the public!)
--  (2) Passes for brief Meet & Greets with Arkansas' favorite son Jermain
    Taylor, rising Welterweight Star Andre Berto and Lou DiBella, one of the
    world's foremost boxing promoters.
--  Jermain Taylor autographed boxing glove
--  Andre Berto autographed boxing glove
"StubHub Fan Experience" VIP package includes:
--  (2) Tickets in the 4th row
--  (2) Passes for brief Meet & Greets with Arkansas' favorite son Jermain
    Taylor, rising Welterweight Star Andre Berto and Lou DiBella, one of the
    world's foremost boxing promoters.
--  Jermain Taylor autographed boxing glove
--  Andre Berto autographed boxing glove
Proceeds from the "Be a Boxing Promoter Fan Experience" will be donated to the Leavander Fund -- established in 2005 by DiBella Entertainment & the family of World Champion Leavander Johnson to support the essential needs and education of Leavander's four children following his untimely death as a result of injuries sustained in his September 17, 2005 world title defense.

"The winners of these packages will receive once in a lifetime boxing experiences. We at DiBella Entertainment will make sure that they are thrilled, particularly since half the proceeds will go to the family of our fallen champion, Leavander Johnson," said President of DiBella Entertainment, Lou DiBella.

Jermain Taylor, the undisputed middleweight champion of the world after dismantling of Bernard Hopkins twice in 2005, has become the rising star in boxing under DiBella's guidance. Similarly, Andre Berto is increasingly recognized by many boxing writers as the top young fighter in the game. Berto competed for Haiti in the 2004 Olympics and won a bronze medal for the U.S. in the 2003 World Championships.

"Our exclusive partnership with DiBella Entertainment is a true testament to StubHub's leading position in the secondary ticket space. It's exciting to be able to offer our customers the most memorable live-event experiences," says Jeff Fluhr, founder and CEO of StubHub. "We are pleased to be a sponsor for Jermain Taylor's long-awaited homecoming."

About StubHub

StubHub is the fan's ticket marketplace, enabling customers nationwide to buy and sell tickets at fair market value to a vast selection of sporting, concert, theater and other live entertainment events, even those that are "sold out." StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead through innovation. The company's unique open marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered via StubHub's patent-pending FanNetwork(SM) ticket delivery service, supported by seven-day toll free customer service at 1-866-STUBHUB, and backed by an industry-first FanProtect(SM) Guarantee. Company partners include sports teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, leading NCAA athletic programs and media companies including AOL and CBS. In August 2006, Inc. Magazine named StubHub the #8 fastest growing private company in America. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information on StubHub, visit

About DiBella Entertainment

Lou DiBella is one of the most respected and influential personalities in sports. Over the past sixteen years, his name has been synonymous with world championship boxing. DiBella enjoyed an outstanding 11-year run at HBO Sports, where he was the backbone of the division that vaulted HBO boxing to signature programming status and a ratings bonanza. HBO Pay Per View flourished under his leadership, televising many of the biggest prizefights in the history of the sport.

In May of 2000, he launched DiBella Entertainment (DBE), a full-service sports and entertainment company. DBE is one of the most successful companies in boxing. Serving as matchmaker, television distributor, marketing advisor, and promoter, DiBella has developed an exciting stable of championship caliber, world class fighters.

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