DiBella Entertainment announced the signing of amateur star Mikiah Kreps (1-0, 1 KO as a pro) on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old from Niagara Falls, New York, is a two-time winner of the National Golden Gloves tournament (2014, 2019), and received a bronze medal at the 2019 AIBA World Championships.
Kreps is managed by Jamel Herring and Jerry Casarez’s First to Fight Management, and is being trained by her mother, Deborah Kreps. Reacting to this big step in her professional career, Mikiah stated, “I’m extremely blessed to be in this position and ready to showcase my talent to the world. Thank you to my managers, Jerry Casarez and Jamel Herring, for believing in me and thank you to Lou DiBella for giving me the opportunity.
“I will continue to work hard and be the best I can be, as we work toward our goal of becoming a world champion.”
Kreps opted to turn professional in 2020 rather than dealing with the uncertainty of the Tokyo Olympics. She made her professional debut in October against fellow debutante Noely Romero, winning by second round TKO.
Kreps is set to make her return to action on May 14 against Alex Love (3-0, 2 KO) in a bantamweight contest on UFC Fight Pass. Their fight will be the co-headliner of the Broadway Boxing Presents: Ladies Fight card in Nashville, Tennessee. The main event is a lightweight bout between Heather “The Heat” Hardy (22-1, 4 KO) and Jessica Camara (7-2).