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Ticket Alert: Two ‘Bombs’ and ‘Too Much’–”The Next Generation of Supermiddleweights” Friday, April 30th at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion

by on Apr.06, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

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CHICAGO, IL, April 6, 2010 — ┬áTickets are now on sale for THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHTS featuring a sensational trio of undefeated prospects including Chicago’s Donovan ‘DA BOMB’ George, Edwin ‘LA BOMBA’ Rodriguez of Worcester, MA, and Houston’s Marcus ‘TOO MUCH’ Johnson.

Presented by DiBella Entertainment, Warriors Boxing and Chicago’s 8 Count Productions, advance tickets for THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHTS, starting at $31, can be purchased through Ticketmaster (, phone 1-800-745-3000) and the 8 Count Productions Office, (312-226-5800). Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7:00pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.

THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHTS will be broadcast on “SHOBOX, The New Generation” with a start time of 11PM ET, 10PM CST.

In just two bouts at the UIC Pavilion, Chicago fan favorite Donovan George has quickly won over local sport fans with his devastating power and brutal knockouts. On January 29th, the 25 year old George sporting a record of 19-0-1 with seventeen knockouts, stopped Phil Williams in the third round. On November 6, 2009, George brutally knocked out Jason Naugler in the fourth round.

On April 30th, George will battle highly regarded Ghanaian veteran Osumanu Adams, 17-1-0 (13KO’s) in a scheduled eight round bout. The African Champion has won four in a row, all by knockout. He will be making his second appearance in the United States.

Also featured at THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHTS is 24 year old Edwin ‘LA BOMBA’ Rodriguez. A native of the Dominican Republic, Rodriguez brings a record of 14-0-0 with ten knockouts into the eight round battle with St. Louis based veteran Kevin Engel, 17-2-0 (14KO’s).

Rodriguez is coming off a crushing first round EPSN2 televised knockout of George Armenta on March 19th.

Engel is among the most popular fighters in St. Louis, having become a staple in area shows over his four year career. He stopped Tyler Seever and David Robinson in the second half of 2009 prior to facing Julius Fogle on August 22nd, a bout which was declared a no-contest due to an accidental headbutt.

Rounding out THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHTS is a ten round bout between Houston’s Marcus ‘TOO MUCH’ Johnson and Derek ‘THE BLACK LION’ Edwards.

The 24 year old Johnson has amassed a record of 18-0-0 with fourteen knockouts over his five year career. Fighting twice in 2009, the Louisville born prospect stopped Matt Gockel in the first round on August 22nd and won an eight round decision over Victor Villareal on October 2nd.

Fighting out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the 30 year old Edwards, 25-0-0 (13KO’s), won the NABA Super Middleweight Title with a ten round decision over Anthony Greenridge on March 21, 2009. He followed that with a sixth round stoppage of former world title challenger Carl Daniels on August 29th.

A full undercard of exciting bouts will be announced shortly.

The UIC Pavilion is located at 525 S. Racine , just one block south of the Eisenhower Expressway. For further information, please visit their website at The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.

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