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Donovan George Stops Maxell Taylor, Wins Vacant USBA Crown!

by on Apr.02, 2011, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon
Photos by Belle

Donovan George celebrates his win as referee Genaro Rodriguez intervenes.

Donovan George celebrates his win as referee Genaro Rodriguez intervenes.

CHICAGO, April 1, 2011 – Several thousand at the UIC Pavilion erupted in cheers when hometown boxer, Donovan “Da Bomb” George, was introduced by tuxedoed ring announcer Thomas Treiber.  Thirty minutes later, the fight throng roared as a new champion was born.   

Across the ring stood Maxell “The General” Taylor, a rugged, ebony hued fighter with an elongated, triangular beard and a long suffering expression of a hardened man aged beyond his years, who wasn’t impressed by some young upstart slugger.  At 166.5 lbs. and a record of 15-2-1 and 6 knockouts, he’d never failed to go the distance. 

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Lee Halts Walker, Novikov Outpoints Perez at UIC

by on Sep.18, 2010, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon at ringside
Photos by Belle

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CHICAGO, September 17, 2010 – An estimated 2,000 fans cheered.  Tonight, Ireland by way of Detroit, Michigan’s Andy Lee (162 lbs., 22-1, 16 KO’s) showed flashes of brilliance and took another step closer to the upper echelons of boxing, as he halted Chicago’s rugged Michael “The Midnight Stalker” Walker (19-4-2, 12 KO’s) at the UIC Pavilion.    

Wearing the red Kronk boxing trunks trimmed in gold and trained by the Kronk legendary trainer, Emmanuel Stewart – the one who seems to specialize in redeeming taller, standup European boxers like Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko – Lee towered over the ebony hued Walker who stalked around the ring in white with black trim, sporting the initials “OIM” (One in a Million Boxing of Merrillville, Indiana).   (continue reading…)

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