Name: Mike Marchionte
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Nationality: US American
Hometown: North Providence, Rhode Island, USA
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Mike Marchionte, a 20 year veteran, broke into the boxing business in 1992 by taking on the management duties of Brian "The Bull" Barbosa. In 1994 he opened the Phantom Boxing Club in Providence, RI. During the mid to late 1990s he worked on an assignment basis for Cedric Kushner Promotions of New York, NY, Prince Promotions of Sheffield, England, and Spagnoli & Sabbatini of Rome, Italy. In 2001, Marchionte was hired as head matchmaker by former senior vice president of programming at HBO Sports Lou DiBella, who had formed a matchmaking and television distribution company DiBella Entertainment.
While working for DiBella Entertainment, Marchionte met the influential boxing advisor Al Haymon. Alan Haymon Development became one of many clients that have relied on Marchionte's services. Other notable clients include Golden Boy Promotions, Don Chargin Productions, King World Productions TV magnate and founder of All-American Heavyweights Michael King, Frank Warren's Sports Network in London and Team Palle of Copenhagen.
In 2006 Marchionte was hired by Mark Burnett Productions and DreamWorks Studios as a matchmaker and consultant to the reality TV series The Contender, where he worked closely for three seasons with executive producer and Hollywood legend Jeff Wald. He has worked at various capacities with many fighters, some former and current world champions including former undisputed world middleweight champion Jermain Taylor, Brian Viloria, Paulie Malignaggi, Yuri Foreman, Naseem Hamed, Lovemore Ndou, Ike Quartey, Charles Brewer, Steve Forbes, Cornelius Bundrage, Sergio Mora, Alfonso Gomez, Peter Manfredo Jr, Kermit Cintron, Vernon Forrest, Leavander Johnson, Micky Ward, Andre Berto, Antonio Tarver and many other world title challengers and world-class fighters.
− "Working for DiBella Entertainment in the early 2000s was like working in the mailroom at the William Morris Agency." - Mike Marchionte
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