On October, 12 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, the Fast & Dangerous 3.0 GYM boxing series kicks off headlined by the IBF super middleweight title eliminator between Quebec favorite Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1-0, 15 KOs) and American invader Donovan “Da Bomb” George (23-2-1, 20 KOs). The winner between these two powerful hitters will automatically become the mandatory challenger to IBF champion Carl Froch. Stevenson vs. George was originally slated for the season-ending Friday Night Fights card, however, Stevenson withdrew due to injury shortly before the contest.
Froch just announced his plans to fight Yusaf Mack this fall, and then is headed towards a rematch with Lucian Bute in the spring. So the winner will either have to wait quite some time to face the champion, or will end up in position to fight for a vacated or interim strap.
“We are particularly pleased to resume our activities with this improved series of Fast & Furious, making it even more accessible to fans in a great atmosphere, as well as providing great opportunities for young GYM prospects who have bright futures,” GYM president Yvon Michel said. “We are also proud of the importance this season’s first main event, matching Adonis “Superman” Stevenson and Don “Da Bomb” George in a fight that will set the tone for an especially crucial year for our boxers.”
The “Fast & Dangerous 3.0” series will be accessible to Canadian boxing fans in the comfort of their homes on television through Canal Indigo, Bell TV, and Shaw TV, as well WealthTV in the United States.
GYM thanks its key partners including Pierre Bibeau of Loto Quebec, Robert Dépatie of Videotron, Pierre Dion of TVA Sports, Jacques Aubé of Evenko, Charles Benoit and Martin Spalding from Astral Radio, Coors Light, Marc Roberge, Martin Trudel and Guy St-Pierre of Tonikgroupimage, Marcel Savard of BLlitho, Houston restaurants, Adidas and Rival. Almost all have been with GYM since the inception of the “Fast & Furies” series. Their involvement is critical and greatly appreciated.
Tickets are now on sale for the innovative and popular GYM Boxing Series, “Fast and Furious 3.0,” at the Bell Centre, on evenko.ca, GYM at (514) 383.0666 or club boxing champion (514) 376-0980. Tickets can be purchased for single tickets, or for the entire series of cards starting at $144, with four “Fast & Dangerous 3.0” events are scheduled, two in the fall and two in 2013, on October 12, December 14, February 8 and May 3.
GYM will present battles for charitable causes, matching two people uninitiated to the sport of boxing in fights of three, two-minute rounds, under the supervision of Boxing Quebec. A $ 2,000 purse will be awarded to the organization chosen by the winner.