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Weigh-In Results for Tonight’s Fights at UIC Pavilion in Chicago

by on Mar.22, 2013, under Boxing News

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Television: ESPN Friday Night Fights

Promoters: Round 3 Productions, 8 Count Productions,

Warriors Boxing, Blue Wave Boxing

Venue: UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL

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Quotes from Donovan George-David Lopez Press Conference at Trump International Hotel & Tower

by on Mar.20, 2013, under Boxing News

Donovan George at left with his opponent this Friday, David Lopez.

Donovan George at left with his opponent this Friday, David Lopez.

 

CHICAGO, March 20, 2013  – A media conference was held yesterday to discuss this Friday’s night of ESPN-televised boxing, live from Chicago’s UIC Pavilion and presented by 8 Count Productions, Round 3 Productions and Warriors Boxing.

In the 10-round middleweight main event, Windy City favorite Donovan “Da Bomb” George (24-3-1, 21 KOs) will take on former world title challenger David “The Destroyer” Lopez (41-13, 23 KOs) of Nogales, Mexico. And in the other featured bout, former world champion Kermit “EL Asesino” Cintron (33-5-1, 28 KOs) will drop back down to welterweight to face Chicago slugger Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados (11-2-1, 7 KOs). (continue reading…)

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Cintron Has 147 Good Reasons Not to Give Up

by on Mar.15, 2013, under Boxing News

 

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Kermit Cintron won a world title at welterweight. Take away two suspicious losses to the disgraced cheater Antonio Margarito and he’s never lost as a welterweight. He has almost insurmountable physical gifts of height and superior strength as a welterweight.

And so, after losing three of four in a disastrous 18-month stretch, what’s he going to do to get his career back on track?

He’s going back to welterweight. (continue reading…)

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TIckets Now on Sale for ESPN ‘Friday Night Fights’ Show at UIC Pavilion on March 22nd

by on Feb.25, 2013, under Boxing News

Donovan George vs. David Lopez & Adrian Granados vs. Kermit Cintron

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 CHICAGO, February 25, 2013 – Chicago fan favorite and perennial contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George will battle world title challenger David “The Destroyer” Lopez of Nogales, Mexico in a ten round middleweight bout on FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013 at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion.

 The George/Lopez clash will be featured as the main event broadcast on ESPN Friday Night Fights complimented by an all-action ten round welterweight tilt between sensational prospect and hot Chicago attraction Adrian “EL Tigre” Granados and former world champion, The Fighting Pride of Carolina, Puerto Rico, Kermit “EL Asesino” Cintron. (continue reading…)

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Adrian Granados Outguns “Crosstown Rival” Antonio Canas in Crowd-Pleasing War at Windy City Fight Night 23 at Cicero Stadium

by on Dec.15, 2012, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Adrian Granados (R) looks for a counter against the hard-charging Antonio Canas

Adrian Granados (R) looks for a counter against the hard-charging Antonio Canas

by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

CICERO, IL, December 14, 2012 — 8 Count Productions, with Round 3 Productions, returned to the Cicero Stadium this evening to present Windy City Fight Night 23, a short, action-packed card headlined by native son Adrian Granados facing Chicago slugger Antonio Canas in a Light Welterweight bout billed as a battle of “Crosstown Rivals.” The four fights featured local pros with strong amateur backgrounds. Chicagoans Junior Wright and Paul Littleton have been honing their skills and reputations while garnering unbeaten records in their short careers. Both faced other unbeaten newcomers. Chicago Golden Gloves standout Ed Brown seemed to have drawn a tough opponent for his pro debut in the far more experienced Dontre King, but he proved himself more than up to the challenge.

Ed Brown (top) launches his attack against veteran Dontre King

Ed Brown (top) launches his attack against veteran Dontre King

Cambridge, Maryland’s Dontre King (6-14-2, 2 KOs142 lbs.) entered the ring first, squaring off against Chicago’s Ed “Bad Boy” Brown (144 lbs.), making his pro debut. Hometown favorite Brown entered to the beating of marching band drums and the cheers of the crowd. Initially King held his own, trying to break through Brown’s guard with combinations to body and head. Brown covered well against his combinations and began finding his openings with a swift jab. As the round continued, Brown began closing in, raking King’s body with hard hooks and coming up with hooks to the head. King tried to go on the offense, but Brown’s counters kept him on the retreat. Several more body-head assaults from Brown looked to signal the end, which came in the form of a right hook to the head, sending King to the canvas, where referee Dave Smith waved off the fight, giving Brown his first victory by technical knockout at 2:26 of the first round. Another volley of drumming celebrated the victor as he left the ring. (continue reading…)

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