DON GEORGE AND LIBRADO ANDRADE SET TO DO BATTLE ON DECEMBER 17 IN COZUMEL, MEXICO
An unforgettable first year of high-quality monthly boxing action will come to a close at the Froilan Lopez Baseball Field in Cozumel, Mexico on Saturday, Dec. 17 as top contenders Donovan George and Librado Andrade square off with a shot a world title on the line in a 12 round IBF super middleweight title elimination fight on “Sabados de Corona” which will be televised by Televisa in Mexico and on AT&T U-verse® in the United States.
Also in action in a 10 round junior lightweight fight will be Mexico’s Sergio Thompson against Panama’s Julio Camano.
A crushing puncher with an 86% knockout percentage, Don “Da Bomb” George (22-1-1, 19 KO’s) has patiently waited to get in position for a title shot while being anything but patient in dispatching opponents. A popular figure in his native Chicago, George has followed up a solid amateur career with an even more impressive time in the pros. After finishing off 16-0 Cornelius White and 15-2-1 Maxell Taylor in his two most recent bouts, the 27-year-old USBA super middleweight champion is ready for prime time and knows that a win over Librado Andrade will put him in position to challenge for the IBF title.
Perennial contender Librado Andrade (30-4, 23 KO’s) has not only fought the best in the super middleweight division over the years, but he’s done it with a fan-friendly style that has garnered him a huge following. The owner of wins over Yusaf Mack, Robert Stieglitz, Eric Lucas and Otis Grant, the 33-year-old native of Jesus del Monte, Guanajuato, Mexico has also met up with Lucian Bute (twice) and Mikkel Kessler. He’s determined that now is his time to finally put a world title belt around his waist and will get the opportunity to do so should he vanquish George on the 17th.
Chetmul, Mexico’s Sergio Thompson (19-2, 17 KO’s) is a knockout artist who can change the course of a fight with one swing of his fist. A six year professional, Thompson is a former WBC Mundo Hispano champion who is currently sporting a six-fight winning streak, with five of those wins coming by knockout, including a November 5 victory over Juan Carlos Espinoza that took less than a round. Looking to stop Thompson’s winning streak will be 25-year-old Panamanian Julio “Dinamita” Camano (8-6-1, 3 KO’s), a rugged competitor who has faced a host of top prospects, including Jose Emilio Perea, Antonio Fernandez, Nicholas Walters and Irvin Berry. Fireworks are sure to fly when these two hard-nosed competitors meet in the ring this Saturday.