News: Donovan George; Kingsley Ikeke; Beibut Shumenov

By Matthew Paras: Donovan George to fight Osumanu Adama? Exciting and Chicago fan favorite, Donovan George (19-0, 17 KOs) makes his first Shobox: The Next Generation debut on April 30th in his hometown crowd at the UIC Pavilion. George returns to the ring after blasting out Phil Williams in four rounds. However, it is not certain on who George is fighting until tonight. Nothing is official as of yet, but George tipped off that his opponent is likely to be Osumanu Adama. Adama, also known as Ozzie Adams, sports a 17-1 record with 13 knockouts. He’s from Ghana and fights at Super Middleweight. George did not seem to know much about him, but seemed pretty sure he was fighting him..


TACOMA, Wash. – Kingsley Ikeke will make the first defense of his North American Boxing Association super middleweight title against Zane Marks on Saturday, April 3 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma.

Ikeke, currently ranked No. 10 by the World Boxing Association, captured the NABA crown with a 10-round split decision over Mark Woolnough on Aug. 29, 2009 and brings a record of 26-3-0 with 14 KOs into the 10-round championship bout.

A native of Nigeria who now calls Los Angeles home, Ikeke has won three consecutive fights since dropping back-to-back bouts to current WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and top-ranked super middleweight Arthur Abraham. Both defeats came in 2005 with the latter being for the vacant IBF middleweight title.

The 25-year-old Zane Marks is 17-4-1 with 10 KOs.

Highlighting the five-bout undercard will be undefeated heavyweight George Foreman III (6-0-0). Foreman, the son of former world champion George Foreman, has scored all six of his professional wins by knock out, including five first-round KOs.

The 27-year-old Foreman will meet Dale Mitchell in the four-round contest.

The first bout is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the Emerald Queen Casino box office and any TicketMaster location.

Shumenov Undisputed WBA Light Heavyweight Champion

Campillo’s Challenge Rejected

LAS VEGAS (Mar. 26, 2010) – The World Boxing Association has rejected a request for a rematch made on behalf of former champion, Gabriel Campillo, who lost his WBA light heavyweight title to Beibut Shumenov by a 12-round majority decision this past January 29. Shumenov will next fight official challenger Vyacheslav Uzelkov.

Article posted on 27.03.2010

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