On Saturday, September 13, DiBella Entertainment's (DBE) touted middleweight prospect, Paul Littleton (9-0-1, 5 KO's), returns to action at the Ameristar Casino, in St. Charles, MO, for the first time since scoring an impressive fourth-round TKO victory over Jeffrey Combs this past June. He'll be facing the tough battle-tested Lamar Harris in the card's co-featured bout. Headlined by local bantamweight prospect Stephon "Showstopper" Young (10-0-1, 4 KO's), this event is promoted by Steve Smith's Rumble Time Promotions, in association with DiBella Entertainment.
The 28-year-old Littleton is a popular crowd-pleaser from Chicago with an aggressive style. After winning the Chicago Golden Gloves three times while accruing an amateur record of 85-20, Littleton turned pro in December 2011. He has since beaten three undefeated prospects, including having scored a six-round unanimous decision victory over the exalted 7-0 Roberto Acevedo. His lone blemish came via highly disputed split draw to the 9-1 Darnell Wilson in 2012, in a six-round bout most ringside observers felt Littleton clearly won. A troubled youth who moved in and out of group homes during his adolescence, Littleton is now focused on his goal of becoming a world champion, under the guidance of longtime trainer George Hernandez. In June 2014, Littleton signed an exclusive promotional agreement with DiBella Entertainment and the bout against Harris will be his second under the DBE banner.
"I'm excited to be a part of the DiBella Entertainment roster," said Littleton. "It encourages me to keep working hard. I'm grateful for the opportunity that Lou DiBella has given me and I look forward to continue moving on to bigger things."
"Paul Littleton is a good young middleweight prospect," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment. "In Lamar Harris, he'll be facing an extremely rugged opponent. We want Paul to get more experience and to be as active as possible as he rises toward contender status."