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Donovan George Ready to Explode On ESPN FNF Next Friday; Rodriguez vs Theophane This Friday

Next Friday at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, OK, highly touted, undefeated super middleweight contender, Donovan "Da Bomb" George (20-0-1, 17KO's), will look to continue on his path towards a super middleweight title shot, when he takes on the very dangerous, Francisco Sierra (21-3, 20KO's) in what promises to be an all-out war between heavy-handed contenders in the co-feature on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights" telecast. The bout, promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Warriors Boxing, is the co-feature to the welterweight showdown between IBF #3 rated, Delvin Rodriguez (25-4-2, 14KO's) and Ashley Theophane (26-4-1, 7KO's)..

"This match-up has excitement written all over it," stated Joe DeGuardia, CEO and President of Star Boxing. "You have two hungry, hard-hitting, up and coming contenders, with a combined thirty seven knockouts in forty one victories (90%). This is going to be a must see fight, so make sure to tune-in early because fireworks are in store when these two kick off the show next Friday night."

George is coming off a unanimous decision win over once beaten Osumanu Adama on Showtime in his last fight in April of this year. The fight was highly an entertaining scrap as neither warrior looked to take a step back all night long. George, who is promoted by Warriors Boxing, scored a knockdown in the 7th, to cement his hard earned victory.

"All I have on my mind right now is Sierra," stated a focused and determined sounding George. "I had a great training camp, and I'm ready to go. I will give the fans at the Buffalo Run Casino, and everyone else watching at home on ESPN a great show as I'm going to take Sierra out!"

Manager, Mike Michael added, "Sierra is a dangerous opponent, but Donovan is ready to take care of business. I want to thank the Buffalo Run Casino, the promoters, Star Boxing and Warriors Boxing, ESPN for this great opportunity and my good friend, Jimmy "Zeek" Hartofilis, for his continued support. Lock your doors and run for cover, because "Da Bomb" is ready to explode and Francisco Sierra is his target."

The 22-year-old Sierra is coming off his best win to date, a 6th round TKO over former WBO welterweight champion Jose Luis Lopez in his last fight in May of this year. Sierra hopes to carry that momentum with him into the ring next Friday, as he looks to further climb the ranks of the super middleweight division.

George-Sierra is promoted by Star Boxing and Warriors Boxing. The bout is scheduled for ten rounds in the super middleweight division. ESPN will begin live coverage at 9PM (ET).

Tickets are priced at $35, $45 and $75 and can be purchased by calling the Buffalo Run Casino Box Office at (918) 542-7140 ext. 2200. Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting TicketStorm at www.ticketstorm.com


UNDERCARD ANNOUNCED FOR FRIDAY'S ESPN SHOW AT THE BUFFALO RUN CASINO IN OKLAHOMA

This Friday night in the main event on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights", IBF #3 rated welterweight contender, Delvin Rodriguez (25-4-2, 14KO's) takes on Ashley Theophane (26-4-1, 7KO's) in a ten round welterweight contest. The co-feature bout of the evening features a sizzling ten round super middleweight showdown, between up and coming prospect, Donovan "Da Bomb" George (20-0-1, 17KO's) and fellow knockout artist Francisco Sierra (21-3, 20KO's).

Highlighting the undercard is exciting world rated middleweight contender, Andy Lee (25-1, 15KO's) as he squares off against James Cook (11-3-1, 8KO's) in an eight round match-up. The Emmanuel Steward trained Lee, is ranked number thirteen by the WBA, and is currently riding a six fight win streak. The southpaw Lee has served as the sparring partner numerous times for Stewards most prized pupil, heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and Steward believes it is only a matter of time until Lee is crowned middleweight champion.

Also on the card is highly regarded 2008 Puerto Rican Olympian, Jonathan Gonzalez (8-0, 8KO's) as he looks to keep his perfect knockout streak alive when he takes a step up and faces slick veteran Abel Perry (12-3, 4KO's) in a six round welterweight contest.

In a six round lightweight match-up, St. Louis prospect Dannie Williams (14-1, 12KO's) takes on Springfield's Steve Mincks in a showdown of the "Show Me" state rivals.

Rounding out the card will be Rances Barthelemy (5-0, 3KO's) taking on Cody Harless in a four round lightweight match-up. Barthelemy, the brother of 2004 Olympic Gold Medal winner Yan Barthelemy, was a Cuban Junior National Champion, before defecting to the U.S. in 2008. Barthelemy turned pro in August of last year, scoring a spectacular 14 second knockout over Jamal Clay. In his last bout he pitched a shut-out over fellow undefeated prospect James Owens.

The show is promoted by Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Warriors Boxing. First bout is scheduled for 8PM (ET), with ESPN going live on the air at 9PM (ET).

Tickets are priced at $35, $45 and $75 and can be purchased by calling the Buffalo Run Casino Box Office at (918) 542-7140 ext. 2200. Tickets can also be purchased online by visiting TicketStorm at www.ticketstorm.com

Article posted on 28.07.2010



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