The Zhudi Family
Oklahoma’s Zuhdi family knows how to make things happen, and with years of promotions experience under their belt, they are now bringing the sport of boxing to a new level in the state.
Darla and Bill Zuhdi, creators of catBOX Entertainment, Inc., are promoting and producing standing-room-only boxing events in Oklahoma. With years of working with national and international entertainers, the move to offering fight cards that offer a new level of entertainment in the Midwest was an easy transition. “Our fights are so much more elaborate than what was being offered in Oklahoma,” said Darla. “We put on fights with a Vegas-style atmosphere. It’s charged up, and people are having a blast.”
The Zuhdis are no strangers to putting on top-level events. Bill, a University of Central Oklahoma graduate, has promoted world-class entertainers with his wife for years, bringing in such talent as Frank Sinatra, Julio Iglesias, Billy Idol, The Beastie Boys, Bill Cosby and more. Also a lawyer with federal litigation experience, Bill has been featured on ABC World News Tonight, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
But through it all, boxing was always a passion for Bill. So when his son, Noah, decided he wanted to begin boxing, the Zuhdis decided they would create an opportunity for Noah and other boxers to excel. “I was an amateur boxer on the East Coast, and I had been around boxing all my life,” Bill said. “Then my son said he wanted to be a fighter after college, so Darla and I figured that we had produced so many concerts, we could start producing top-quality fights. We started catBOX Entertainment.”
With a reputation for being a tough sport, Darla said the fights catBOX Entertainment produce would