Oxon Hill, Md.-based lightweight boxer Tiara Brown has announced that she has signed a promotional contract with New York’s DiBella Entertainment.
At the announcement ceremony held at the Kenilworth Recreation Center in D.C., “The Dark Menace” said her contract will be a three-year deal with a scheduled three bouts per year.
“Words cannot express how happy I am to sign with Dibella Entertainment,” Brown said. “All my career, I’ve not only dreamed of the day that I would be a signed fighter, but I trained hard and kept the faith so my dream could become a reality.”
Brown, who hails from Fort Myers, Fla., had a stellar amateur career that was highlighted by two gold medals at the World Championships and two trips to the Olympic trials. She is 4-0 with two knockouts as a pro.
Brown leads a very busy life as she also holds a full-time job as a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Department in D.C. According to DiBella Entertainment chair Lou DiBella, Brown’s life as a boxer and police officer was a big reason why he wanted to sign her.
“I believe in Tiara as a fighter and I appreciate what she brings in and out of the ring and especially as a public servant/police officer,” DiBella said in a statement.
The city of Fort Myers declared April 16 as “Tiara Brown Day,” presenting her with an honorary key to the city for her boxing success and community work.
DiBella Entertainment has a number of well-known female boxers under contract, including Heather Hardy, Alicia Napoleon, Shelly Vincent and Amanda Serrano. Brown will also join two other D.C.-area boxers — Alantez Fox and Demond Nicholson — under the DiBella banner.
Brown will compete in her final bout as a free agent on Saturday, June 30 at the Sphinx Club in D.C., where she will headline the card against Carla Torres of Cleveland.