Chicago, IL, (June 12, 2014) Chicago’s most popular boxer, DONOVAN “Da Bomb” GEORGE will face top contender DYAH “Ali” DAVIS of Coconut Creek, Florida for the vacant International Boxing Organization Super Middleweight World Title on Saturday, August 23rd at ISFA’S “Boxing at the Park” at U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox, it was announced today.
Don “DA bomb” will be headlining the Round 3 Productions and Hitz Boxing Event. The 12-round clash is the first announced bout for this years’ Return of Boxing at the Ballpark, following the acclaimed debut last August by Round 3 Productions. This year’s event is so big that it will be presented by B96!
Advance tickets priced at $150, $100, $50 and $25 will go on sale this Saturday June 14 at 12:00 p.m. CT through Ticketmaster (www.Ticketmaster.com, phone 1-800-745-3000.) U.S. Cellular Field is located at 333 W. 35th Street in Chicago. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:00 p.m. CT.
“Fans want great fights and for many years Donovan has been featured in numerous battles that have earned him the respect of boxing fans in Chicago and throughout the country” said Frank Mugnolo of Round 3. “We’re very excited to announce this World Championship Bout and to give Donovan this opportunity on what will be another epic night of boxing.”
“We’re planning a very special evening at the ballpark again this year and putting together a terrific night of boxing for the best fight fans in the world. We’ve priced tickets appropriately to make this a sensational family event.”
“Since I started working with Donovan I’ve been very impressed not only by his skills and work ethic but by the intangibles and the mental toughness he possesses to become a world champion” said Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing. “Davis is a very tough test for Donovan but I’m confident that August 23rd will be another great chapter in the annals of Chicago boxing history when he wins the World Title.”
“Fighting in my hometown at U. S. Cellular Field for my first world title is a fantastic opportunity”, said the Chicago born and raised George. “I’ve stayed busy in the gym since my last win on April 18 and will be well prepared for victory against Davis at the ballpark.”
Following a ten-month layoff from hand surgery, the 29-year-old George stormed back to the win column with a dominant sixth round knockout of veteran Troy Lowry on April 18 in front of a huge crowd at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.
Sporting a record of 25-4-2 (22KO’s), and known for his celebratory back flips, George has been a tremendous Windy City fan favorite since turning professional in 2004.
Son of 1976 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist and perennial professional contender Howard Davis Jr., the 32-year-old Dyah Davis has compiled a record of 22-4-1 (10KO’s) since turning professional.
Over his ten-year career Davis has faced numerous world champions and contenders including Sakio Bika, Marcus Johnson, Aaron Pryor Jr. and most recently James DeGale.
Both George and Davis hold wins over world title challenger Osumanu Adama, Davis winning a six round unanimous decision in August 2009, George winning an eight round nationally televised war by unanimous decision in April 2010.
Additional fights for this world-class event will be announced shortly.