Shaun George ready to "Destroy" Matthew Charleston

By Knockout Publicity: Fresh off of a thrilling victory over Richard Hall this past May, Shaun George of Brooklyn, NY is poised to impress in his West Coast debut against the well-traveled Matthew Charleston. "I'm ready," assures George, 14-2-2 (6 KO). "I'm in good shape. I've been wanting to hit someone for the longest." The fight will take place at the Coeur d'Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho..

Charleston, 25-16 (10), has seen action with Michael Nunn, Wayne Braithwaite, and Montell Griffin. The fight will be contested at a catch-weight of 187, but George will come in no heavier than 181, showing his serious commitment to campaigning as a light-heavyweight.

Promoter Donna Brooks of Hall of Fame Promotions says, "I believe it's good for a fighter to travel to different parts of the country so the public can see him. It's a good experience fight."

George took the fight on two weeks notice, however he had been training full-time at Gladiator's Boxing Gym in New Jersey. "My trainer Tommy Brooks and I have been working on new things. We've been working on what can make me a more fan-friendly knockout artist. I've been having a lot of fun in the gym." George has been sparring with many difficult assignments, including 250 pound heavyweight Faruq "The Dream" Saleem, 36-0 (32 KO).

George was ready to fight last month, agreeing to step in against Glen Johnson on Friday Night Fights. However, "communications difficulties" with Team Johnson suggest hesitatation on their part in putting Johnson in with Shaun George.

"Their team is called Warriors. His nickname is called 'The Road Warrior.' I wanted to go to war, but they didn't. My promoter called them to make the fight and they refused to return our phone calls. I look at it as his team doesn't want me to fight him. If they don't want to fight me, just say it. They play too many games."

After disposing of Charleston, George looks to return to action by late-September against a top ten ranked fighter. George points out Antonio Tarver, Julio Gonzalez, and Glen Johnson as men he's aching to throw fists with. The only fighter who he refuses to call out is the Light-Heavyweight Champion Chad Dawson, stating "I want to be a true number one contender before I challenge for a world title."

Says Shaun George, "It's a great honor to entertain the Idaho fans. I'm going to put on a great show. I'm going to apply lots of pressure. The Idaho fans can expect either a quick knockout or a beatdown. Either way, I'm going to win."

"I'm trying to put pressure on this division. As long as the people know who they are, put them in front of me. I'll fight anybody."

Shaun George promises that Charleston "won't see five rounds. I'm ready to go."

Tickets are priced affordably, starting at $17.50. Doors open at 6 PM.

Article posted on 05.08.2007

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