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Donovan George vs. Phil Williams in Chicago Jan. 29th

by on Jan.06, 2010, under Boxing News

‘Da Bomb’ vs. ‘The Drill’ in super middleweight showdown

Ivan Popoca vs. Federico Flores, Jr. & Ryan Smedick vs. Achour Esho in explosive undercard

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 CHICAGO, January 5, 2010 – Super middleweight prospect Donovan “DA BOMB” George will face off against Minnesota’s Phil “THE DRILL” Williams on Friday, January 29th in the main event at “WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 8” at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions and Leon Margules, Executive  Director of Seminole Warriors Boxing.

 “With 26 knockouts amongst their 29 victories these two should provide an all action fight from the start. They’re both very hard hitting super middleweights, it will just be a matter of who can take the other guy’s shot better, “DA BOMB or the THE DRILL” said Pesoli. “This truly is a crossroads fight for both guys, for each one it’s the toughest test of their careers.” (continue reading…)

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Windy City Fight Night 7: Day of Reckoning Undercard Showcases Warrior Spirit

by on Nov.09, 2009, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists

By Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Juan C. Ayllon
Referee Celestino Ruiz looks on as Russell Fiore (right) devastates Jose Hernandez with a smashing left hook to the chin

Referee Celestino Ruiz looks on as Russell Fiore (right) devastates Jose Hernandez with a smashing left hook to the chin

CHICAGO — With the media-hyped Fedor Emilianenko vs. Brett Rogers UFC show being held in Hoffman Estates the next day, the UIC Pavilion was not filled to capacity this night. However, the spectators who attended last evening’s Windy City Fight Night 7: Day of Reckoning were treated to an evening of gutsy performances that gave testimony to the heart required to enter the ring. While some of the fighters on the card are still honing their skills, they all came to fight.

After appearing together on the same card on May 29 of this year, also at the UIC Pavilion, 28-year-old Chicagoan Russell Fiore (133 lbs.,  2-0-0, 2KO) faced off against 22-year-old Puerto Rico native Jose Hernandez (132 lbs., 0-1-0) in the opening lightweight bout, scheduled for four rounds. (continue reading…)

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