Bombs Away on St. Patrick’s Day: La Bomba vs. Da Bomb
As reported last week, middleweight contender Andy Lee has been taken off the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day card at Madison Square Garden on March 17th. While it is unfortunate the Irish-native Lee has been taken off the card, he has been replaced with an absolute barn burner of a fight, pitting top-five super middleweight contenders, Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (20-0, 14KO’s) (IBF #5, WBA #8, WBA #9) and Don “Da Bomb” George (22-1-1, 19KO’s) (IBF #4) in what promises to be 10-round super middleweight war.
The card which will be aired live on HBO’s “World Championship Boxing is entitled, “THE REAL Middleweight Championship – Get Your Irish Up”, is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and will be shown live on HBO beginning 10PM ET/7PM PT.
“I am in the entertainment business. Edwin ‘La Bomba’ Rodriguez against Don ‘Da Bomb’ George will be an explosive fight. It has zero ‘stinkability’ quotient. Bombs will be thrown, someone will be knocked out, the crowd will be thrilled and “Maravilla” Martinez and “Mack The Knife” Macklin will walk out to an electrified audience on St. Patty’s Day,” said Lou DiBella, of DiBella Entertainment.
For Rodriguez, who was last seen decisioning fellow undefeated prospect Will Rosinsky on Showtime in October last year, this will be his first fight on HBO. Rodriguez has gradually climbed the rankings of the super middleweight division since turning pro in January of 2008 after a successful amateur career which saw him win the 2005 U.S. Amateur Middleweight Championship, as well as the 2006 National Golden Gloves Title. A title shot is looming for Rodriguez in 2012, but he must first get by the iron-fisted George.
George, who is half Irish and half Greek, will be bringing a strong contingent of Irish fans from the Chicago, and Queens areas. Like Rodriguez, George has been featured a number of times on Showtime, and also the ESPN network, but this will be his first bout televised on HBO. George is co-promoted by Warriors Boxing and 8 Count Productions.
The Rodriguez-George fight is an absolute can’t miss. Both fighters are come forward brawlers, with devastating power as witnessed by their combined 80% knockout ratio. It will surely set the stage for what promises to be another exciting showdown in the main event when The Real Middleweight Champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (48-2-2, 27KO’s) defends his crown against Matthew “Mack The Knife” Macklin (28-3, 19KO’s).
Tickets are priced at $505, $355, $205, $125 and $65 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased through the Madison Square Garden Box Office or through Ticketmaster, at ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000. Call DiBella Entertainment at (212) 947-2577, or visit www.dbe1.com and @loudibella on Twitter for more information.
The Edwin “La Bomba” Rodriguez (20-0, 14KO’s) vs. Don “Da Bomb” George (22-1-1, 19KO’s) 10-round super middleweight showdown, being billed as “Bombs Away” will be the co-feature bout of the evening to Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (48-2-2, 27KO’s) defending his Middleweight crown against top-rated Irish middleweight contender, Matthew “Mack The Knife” Macklin (28-3, 19KO’s). The card which will be aired live on HBO’s “World Championship Boxing is entitled, “THE REAL Middleweight Championship – Get Your Irish Up”, is promoted by DiBella Entertainment and will be shown live on HBO beginning 10PM ET/7PM PT.