Donovan George Stops Maxell Taylor in Eight Rounds

By Joe Harrison

At the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, super middleweight Donovan George (22-1-1, 19KOs) overpowered Maxell Taylor (15-3-1, 6 KOs) for an eight round stoppage to pick up the vacant USBA title.

Through the early rounds, George showed a lot of discipline as he patiently picking his punches, landing to the head and the body of Taylor. Taylor was aggressive as he threw many combinations, but most of them were blocked as George kept his hands up.

As the bout continued, Taylor eventually began land some of his combinations. In return, George picked up the tempo, landing hard rights to the body of Taylor. As George proceeded to land his body punches, he found openings upstairs and struck Taylor’s face.

By the eighth round, the body shots continued to take their toll on Taylor and suddenly a high right hand dropped him. Taylor beat the count, and George jumped on him for the kill. Taylor was able to fight George off, but only momentarily. George went back to the body of Taylor and then connected more upstairs. At this moment, referee Genaro Rodriguez had seen enough and the contest was waved off. Official time of stoppage was 2:05.

In the co-main event, undefeated light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev (14-0, 12 KOs) knocked out Julius Fogle (15-7, 10 KOs) in the second round. Fogle rose to his feet after he was dropped by a right hand, but another right hand sent him to the canvas again. He remained down for the count, bringing the end at the official time of 1:16.

Also, junior middleweight Joe Linenfelser (9-1-1, 6 KOs) defeated Jeremy Marts (6-11, 4 KOs) by a six-round unanimous decision. Marts went down twice in the final round from body punches. The final scored were 60-52 and 58-54 twice.

In other results, lightweight Javier Loya (4-0, 3 KOs) defeated Genaro Mendez (3-1-1, 2 KOs) by a unanimous decision. Mendez was down twice in round one. Scores were 39-38, 38-37, 40-34.

In his pro debut, middleweight Luis Santiago (1-0, 1 KO) scored a first-round TKO over William Bokhart (0-5). Time of stoppage was 2:58.

Super featherweight Jeremias Correa (2-1, 1 KO) won by a unanimous decision over Anthony Linenfelser (2-3, 2 KOs). All three scores were 39-37.

Middleweight Ramon Valenzuela Jr. (4-0, 1 KO) defeated William Chouloute (1-3, 1 KO) by a unanimous decision. All three scores were 40-36.

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