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Donovan George: “Adama Will Be Lucky #13 on April 30th”

by on Apr.24, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Donovan George hits the speed bag while father/trainer Pete George looks on (Photo courtesy of 8 Count Promotions)

Donovan George hits the speed bag while father/trainer Pete George looks on (Photo courtesy of 8 Count Promotions)

CHICAGO, IL, April 24, 2010 — With twelve knockout stoppages in a row, Chicago fan favorite Donovan ‘DA BOMB’ George predicts that Ghanaian veteran Osumanu Adama will be ‘LUCKY 13′ on Friday, April 30th.

“I’ve knocked out the last twelve guys I’ve faced, Adama is going to be ‘LUCKY #13′ on April 30th,” said the confident George.

The George/Adamu battle is one of the featured bouts on the Showtime broadcast of ‘THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHTS’ from Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

Donovan George (L) poses with training partner Andrzej Fonfara (Photo courtesy of 8 Count Promotions)

Donovan George (L) poses with training partner Andrzej Fonfara (Photo courtesy of 8 Count Promotions)

The 25 year old George is wrapping up training in Chicago as he prepares for his first televised network appearance. On Friday afternoon he sparred eight rounds with popular Polish light heavyweight Andrzej Fonfara who is fighting Roger Cantrell in a ten round bout off-TV for the vacant WBC Youth World Light Heavyweight Title.

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).

Rounding out THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHTS is a ten round bout between Houston’s Marcus ‘TOO MUCH’ Johnson, 18-0-0 (14KO’s) and Derek ‘THE BLACK LION’ Edwards, 25-0-0 (13KO’s).

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 (www.ticketmaster.com, 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.

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 www.uicpavilion.com. The UIC Pavilion is now serving alcohol at all boxing events.

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