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Who’d Have Thunk It? Little-Known Boxers Best Future Pro Greats in Amateurs

by on Feb.10, 2016, under Boxing News

By John Scully

 

Chicago's Al Evans, at left versus Ray Mercer, knocked out a 15 year old Mike Tyson in the Amateurs. (photo courtesy of Youtube.com)

Chicago’s Al Evans, at left versus Ray Mercer, knocked out a 15 year old Mike Tyson in the Amateurs. (photo courtesy of Youtube.com)

Every boxer and trainer who has been in the game long enough can tell you about some guy that the overwhelming majority of boxing fans have never heard of before who has a story to tell. Every superstar boxer in the game knows of some guy from years gone by for whom they great respect. A guy he may have lost to during his formative years. A guy who impressed him with his skills, his talent, his power. Every boxing star wasn’t always the star. Along the way he lost fights to guys who were sharper, faster, stronger and, in some cases, just better.

Not everyone with superior skills and talent sees his way to the top of our game. Like the immensely talented but widely unknown to the masses Earl “The GOAT’ Manigault in basketball, boxing has plenty of guys who once upon a time had a memorable day in the sun that has been long been forgotten about by most. (continue reading…)

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Undefeated Fight Club Opens in Houston

by on Apr.03, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

By Karl Hegman

Co-Proprieter Rosemary Acosta-Clark (L) poses with Marcus Johnson

Co-Proprieter Rosemary Acosta-Clark (L) poses with Marcus Johnson

HOUSTON, TX, April 3, 2011 — March 26th and 27th marked the grand opening of the Undefeated Fight Club located at 5263 Barker Cypress, Suite 100, Houston,Texas 77084.  The project is the brainchild and proverbial “labor of love” from its proprietors, Rosemary Acosta-Clark and Michael Campbell, who also own and publish its two sister enterprises; Undefeatedtv.com and the only magazine devoted to the local boxing and MMA scene, Undefeated Magazine. The two day event was a star-studded gala featuring home-grown boxing dignitaries such as: Juan “Baby Bull” Diaz, Marcus “Too Much” Johnson, and Alfonso “El Tigre” Lopez.
mj3The 5000 square ft. gymnasium and multimedia center is located in west Houston a short distance off of Interstate 10, thereby making it a convenient destination for fighters and combative sports personnel traveling in from Austin and San Antonio.  The facility is replete with an abreast of the times boxing ring with lighting, all new punching bags, floor mats and video interview facilities.  The endeavor is the first of its kind in the Bayou City, and hopefully will give Houston boxing a much needed shot in the arm as the local fight scene has been somewhat stagnant and underachieving in recent months due to various reasons. (continue reading…)

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Donovan ‘Da Bomb’ George Runs Strong in Chicago Charity Event

by on Apr.12, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

George in Training for SHOWTIME Debut as Part of THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHTS on April 30

“]Donovan George [Photo courtesy of 8 Count Productions]

Donovan George [Photo courtesy of 8 Count Productions

CHICAGO, IL, April 12, 2010 — Super middleweight Donovan ‘DA BOMB’ George joined thousands of Chicagoans early on Saturday morning, April 10th, in the WRIGLEY START EARLY RUN in Grant Park to raise money for Voices for Illinois Children and Prevent Child Abuse America.

Taking part in the 10K race, the 25 year old George finished with a time of 50:34 for a pace of 8:10 per mile.

“It was a beautiful day, a terrific race and I’m proud to help out with these two most worthy charities,” said George.

George is training in Chicago for his first bout on SHOWTIME, as part of THE NEXT GENERATION OF SUPERMIDDLEWEIGHTS on Friday, April 30th at the UIC PAVILION. George, 19-0-1 (17KO’s), will face Ghanian veteran Osumanu Adama, 17-1-0 (13KO’s) in a scheduled eight round bout. (continue reading…)

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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

043010chiposterDonovan George, Edwin Rodriguez and Marcus Johnson Featured on Showtime Card

CHICAGO, IL, April 6, 2010 —  Tickets 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 (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. (continue reading…)

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