Results: Gary Russell, Jr. Records His Third Pro Victory; George Scores Knockout in Detroit
2008 Olympian Gary Russell, Jr. (Capitol Heights, Md.) returned to the ring for his third professional fight on Friday night at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. Russell enjoyed a successful night, winning a unanimous four round decision over Alvaro Muro in front of a packed house in Santa Ynez..
Article posted on 03.05.2009
Russell was competing for the first time since February 14, and enjoyed a quick start to the fight, unleashing fast, powerful combinations and showcasing his patented hand speed.
Muro stayed defensive throughout the four rounds, looking mainly to evade Russell’s oncoming shots. A thundering left hand sent Muro to the canvas in the third round, and Russell closed the round by trapping his opponent in the corner and peppering him with blistering combinations.
The 20-year-old went on to win a 40-35 decision on all three judges’ scorecards to claim his third professional win. Showtime featured highlights from the fight as well as an interview with Russell on their ShoBox broadcast.
Despite the two month lay-off between fights, Russell hopes to get 10 fights under his belt in his first year as a professional. He made his debut on January 16, 2009 in Tulsa, Okla., on ShoBox.
Don "Da bomb" George Scores Knockout in Detroit !
By: Cestus Press
Seminole Warriors Boxing latest signing; Cestus Management's Super-Middleweight, Don "DA BOMB" George, sensationally returned to the ring by blasting out Mike Walthier in one minute and forty-five seconds of the first round. As soon as the bell rang George, got down to business peppering Walthier with hard jabs and a fast combination to the head and body. As the round went on, George followed up a stiff jab with a thudding right-hand shot that sent Walthier reeling into the ropes. Donovan immediately opened up on Walthier with precision and landed another combination finishing with a crushing right-hand to the side of the head, which sent Walthier crashing to the canvas and drove the sold-out live crowd into a frenzy. George then did his trademark back flip which sent the screaming fans into orbit. The rest of the fight card was very competative and entertaining and produced a fabulous night of boxing for the loyal Detroit fight fans. The event was held at the Majestic Theater in Detroit , Michigan and was promoted by one of Detroit’s premier promoters Carlos Llinas of Clip International Promotions; and The Donovan George vs Mike Walthier fight was brought to everyone by Seminole Warriors Boxing. At ringside in attendance were Detroit boxing legend Thomas Hearns and his son Ronald Hearns.
Leon Margules, Seminole Warriors Boxing Executive Director; said we are proud and excited to promote such a talented fighter as Donovan and to have the opportunity to make him one of our next world champions”
Gina Iacavou, Cestus CEO said; fight fans love knockouts and thats exactly what you get when Donovan fights“, his aggressive style and true punching power make him a fighter that's great for boxing. Our promoter Seminole Warriors Boxing have big plans for Donovan and his climb to the top of the Super-Middleweight division is now just a matter of time.
Mike Michael, the company founder said; “The fans in Detroit (Michigan) really loved the display of technique, power and showmanship that Donovan displayed; and the crawd went crazy when he knocked out his opponent and then did his trademark back flip. I beleive that all of the Detroit fight fans at the arena would agree with me; that Donovan looked sensational in the way he took care of business and they saw a future star.” Michael added, “I would like to personally thank our promoter, and good friend Leon Margules of the Seminole Warriors Boxing for making this fight happen and Carlos Llinas of Clip Internaional Promotions for featuring our fighter on his boxing event. For further information about Don "DA BOMB" George please visit www.warriorsboxing.com or www.cestusmanagement.com
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