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Short Card Not Short of Action As Chicago Prospects Take the Center of Ring in Cicero at Hitz Boxing’s ‘Night of the Rising Stars’

by on Aug.31, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Antonio Canas (R) Pursues Greg Coverson Jr. En Route to a Six-Round Decision Win

Antonio Canas (R) Pursues Greg Coverson Jr. En Route to a Six-Round Decision Win

by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

CICERO, IL, August 30, 2013 — Hitz Boxing’s ‘Night of the Rising Stars’ at Cicero Stadium lived up to its name, providing a showcase for local prospects, who did not disappoint. All four former amateur champions came up victorious in their bouts, though several found themselves facing more severe tests than they may have anticipated.

Coverson (R) tries to keep Antonio Canas at bay

Coverson (R) tries to keep Antonio Canas at bay

In the co-main event, Antonio “The Aztec God of War” (139, 8-1-1, 3 KO’s) waged battle against teak-tough and tricky Greg Coverson Jr. (139 lbs., 3-7-1, 2 KO’s) of Detroit, Michigan in a six-round Junior Welterweight bout. In an entertaining first round, both fighters went right to work, with Canas taking the upper hand with punishing body shots. Coverson weathered the storm and began accurately finding openings to the body and countering Canas’s attempts to go to the body with hooks to the head. It looked like the tide was turning, as Coverson peppered Canas with sharp straight punches and several well-timed uppercuts, but Canas surged at the end to take the round with another barrage to the body.  (continue reading…)

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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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