Don "Da Bomb" George Back In Action Tonight

By Socrates Palmer Jr.


Don "Da Bomb" George Back In Action Tonight

Fresh from signing a multi year promotional contract with Top Rank, undefeated Donovan “Da Bomb” George, from Chicago, Illinois is back in the ring tonight at nearby Cicero Stadium. “Da Bomb” is looking to earn his 12th win in thirteen fights as a pro, when he takes on journeyman Kendall Gould (8-11) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. “Da Bomb” promises a post Valentine’s Day massacre for his opponent from the nation’s dairy capital.

“Signing with Top Rank was a perfect fit for me. Top Ranks speaks for itself. No disrespect to any of the other promotional companies, but Top Rank in my opinion is the best. My dad and Mike (Michael) guided me through this signing and I trust them completely. I know Top Rank’s history and it was the right move,” George.

George signed a 4 year promotional contract with Top Rank and tonight will be his first bout as a member of Bob Arum’s roster. “Da Bomb” who owns a record of 11-0-1, is making his 2007 debut after a very busy 2006. Last year George fought 4 times, while dealing with an injury that put him on the shelf for several months.

Gina Iacovou, who manages George, said “Donovan is ready to display his enormous talent and he is going to steal the hearts of many boxing fanatics. He is the kind of fighter who brings excitement to the sport and one that the boxing populous can fall in love with.”

“Da Bomb” and Gould are scheduled to square off for 6 rounds of boxing. However the key word is scheduled. The super middleweight prospect is also looking for his 5th straight win via knockout and has also stopped 6 of his last 7 opponents.

“I know Gould, he had a good amateur career but he really has not had success in the pros. I am not taking him lightly despite his record and I’m not looking past him. He’s tough and I know he comes to fight, but I’m going to trap him and put him out,” George.

George, who last fought in December, says that since his last outing he has mostly concentrated on his conditioning. Aside from his traditional boxing regimen, George works out with his older brother’s football team. George says that this is something he loves to do since it breaks up the monotony. George says that he is a true athlete and has always been able to play any sport that he has chosen to play at a high level. In fact, George claims that he has been clocked at 4.4, running a 40 yard sprint.

The always confident 23 year old, is very excited to be fighting in front of a partisan hometown crowd. George is well aware with the pressure that some fighters face when fighting in their own backyards. However George instead embraces this situation and is thrilled to be fighting in front of family and friends.

“I am lucky that I have such a strong support system around me. In fact I can’t wait until Friday night. I’m super pumped up I wish I was fighting right now. I love fighting in front of my family and friends. My goal is to one day defend my first world title here in Chicago,” George.

According to advisor Mike Michael, his fighter will break through into the fore front of the sport one day. However Michael, who has worked with the likes of Lennox Lewis, knows that “Da Bomb,” is still in the early stages of his career.

“Right now there is no rush. We are going to stick to our plan. Its hard at times because of the talent he has, I have a lot of experience so I know when to pull the reigns in. In 2007 around this time next year we are going to focus on one of the North American belts,” Michael. 

“This is about development. We are taking our time so when he does win his title he will hold on to it. There is no doubt in my mind that Donovan is as good as any of the fighters in the top ten of the Super Middleweight division. But if we did that it would not be good management,” Michael.

Michael who is never at a lost for words is excited about 2007 for his pugilist. He feels that George is carving out a path of destruction. “Cestus Management is knocking out all Kendall’s,” Michael.

If all goes according to schedule for “Da Bomb,” he will be back in action within 6 weeks. If you would like further information on the career of Donovan “Da Bomb” George or the latest news on Cestus Management, you can check out the companies website,


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