Jolene Mizzone is Matchmaker of the Year

Jolene Mizzone Named NABF Matchmaker of the Year Main Events' Fighters Congratulate Her

Alexis Mann, Ellen Haley, Sergey Kovalev and Jolene Mizzone

Alexis Mann, Ellen Haley, Sergey Kovalev and Jolene Mizzone Celebrate Backstage After Kovalev's Victory Over Bernard Hopkins

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San Francisco, CA: At their annual convention this weekend, the NABF will officially name Main Events' matchmaker Jolene Mizzone their Matchmaker of the Year, along with Brad Goodman of Top Rank. Mizzone has been a staple at Main Events for close to two decades. She began as the company's receptionist and steadily worked her way up to Vice President of Operations and Matchmaker. Main Events CEO Kathy Duva said, “Jolene is the only woman in the world making championship-level fights. She's a pioneer. She's works so hard and has accomplished so much. She truly deserves this recognition and we are so happy to have her at Main Events. Congratulations, Jo!”

NABF President, Duane Ford, had this to say about Mizzone, “Jolene cares for the fighters and never gives up on trying to make a fight. The NABF salutes her for her determination to make World Champions. Thank you Main Events for having Jolene and for working with the North American Boxing Federation.”

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Mizzone Takes Care of Business at Mohegan Sun

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Each Main Events fighter wanted to extend their heartfelt congratulations to Jolene for winning this prestigious award.

(Listed Alphabetically)

Tomasz “Goral” Adamek, Former IBF Cruiserweight World Champion

“Congratulations to Jolene. She always made good matches for me. She deserves this award.”

Sullivan Barrera

“Congratulations to Jolene, truly one of the best in the business. She knows boxing! Congrats.”

Curtis Stevens and Jolene Mizzone

Curtis Stevens and Jolene Mizzone Chat Ringside

Mairis Briedis

“I am very happy for Jolene win this award. Congratulations!”

Cassius Chaney

“Jolene has been a great contributor to the sport of boxing and a huge part of the Main Events' brand! She's wonderful to work with and learn from as I begin my journey in professional boxing and with Main Events. This award is well deserved and I wouldn't be surprised to see more of them come her way!”

Isaac “Golden Boy” Chilemba, NABF Light Heavyweight Champion

“First, I want to congratulate Jolene for the award. I truly believe she deserves it for her hard work, efficiency and dedication.”

Mizzone-Sullivan Barrera

Mizzone Celebrates With Sullivan Barrera

Karl “Dynamite” Dargan

“Jolene is an awesome matchmaker. Glad to be a part of a team that gets their fighters the kind of fights they need, which are competitive and makes them bring out the best of us. Congrats to you Jolene, they couldn't have picked a better matchmaker.”

Thomas “The Souljah” Falowo

“This is great news and I'm very happy for Jolene. It is great to be on the same team and looking forward to working with her in the future.”

Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, IBF Heavyweight #1 Contender

“Congratulations, Jolene, on this award. You work very hard and no one deserve more.”

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Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion

“I'm very glad and happy for Jolene! It's very good that our team is making progress in the boxing world. I wish all of the best at her job in the future.”

Vasily “The Professor” Lepikhin

“This is great news for Jolene and Main Events. Congratulations!”

Arif “Mayhem” Magomedov

“I am so happy for Jolene. Congratulations and best of luck to her!”

Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu

“What an awesome achievement! I'm very proud to be a part of her success and look forward to continue working under her matchmaking guidance. It's onward and upward from here. Congratulations, Jolene.”

Dmitry “The Mechanic” Mikhaylenko

“It is great working with Jolene. She deserves this award. Congratulations to her.”

Nadjib “IronDjib” Mohammedi

“My sincere congratulations goes to Jolene! The NABF Matchmaker of the Year! I'm proud to be a part it. I'm in Main Events Family for a year now and everything is getting better and bigger!”

Curtis “Showtime” Stevens

“Jolene is the best in the world! Hard work pays off. Congratulations to my Jo Jo.”

Lionel “Lonnie B” Thompson

“Congratulations Jolene you did a great job! I'm pretty sure you are going to have more success in the boxing world in the future.”

Also the following managers wished to congratulate Jolene:

Egis Klimas, Manager/Advisor for Sergey Kovalev, Czar Glazkov, Vasily Lepikhin, Dmitry Mikhaylenko, Arif Magomedov, and Sullivan Barrera

“Jolene one of the best matchmakers in the boxing, being a female in this business, she must be tough person. Congratulations to her as she deserved it big time and I am always very happy to work with Jolene.”

Jodi Solomon, Manger for Isaac Chilemba

“Congratulations to Jolene. You absolutely deserve recognition for all your hard work!!”

About Kovalev vs. Mohammedi

WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) will compete in his first mandatory title defense against Nadjib “Irondjib” Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada. The co-feature will include a ten-round light heavyweight match-up between Jean Pascal (29-3-1, 17 KOs) and Yunieski Gonzalez (16-0, 12 KOs). Tickets are on sale now and start at $25. Tickets can be purchased through TicketMaster and all MGM Resorts Properties Ticket Offices. The HBO World Championship Boxing® telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

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