Stevenson-George Moved to 8/17 ESPN FNF Finale

by David P. Greisman

The postponed super-middleweight eliminator bout between Adonis Stevenson and Donovan George wasn’t postponed for too long — what was once scheduled for Aug. 11 in Montreal will now be taking place Aug. 17 in Tulsa, Okla., according to Stevenson’s promoter, Yvon Michel, who posted that news on his Facebook page on Wednesday night.

Stevenson-George was initially scheduled for the undercard to Tavoris Cloud vs. Jean Pascal. But when the main event was postponed after Pascal suffered an injury in training camp, the co-feature was left, for the moment, up in the air.

It didn’t remain up in the air too long. The season finale of ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” was originally slated to take place in San Francisco and feature Karim Mayfield vs Mauricio Herrera. But Herrera got hurt during training camp and pulled out as of July 21. And Mayfield himself pulled out at the end of July, also citing an injury.

That apparently opened up room for Stevenson-George. The winner of that fight will become the mandatory challenger to the International Boxing Federation belt currently held by Carl Froch.

Stevenson, 34, is 18-1 with 15 knockouts. He last fought in April, stopping Noe Gonzalez Alcoba. George, 27, is 22-2-1 with 19 knockouts and is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Edwin Rodriguez in March.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected].

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheThirdEye on 08-09-2012

[SIZE="1"][COLOR="Silver"][FONT="Times New Roman"][RIGHT]Don't hate[/RIGHT][/FONT][/COLOR][/SIZE]

Comment by BattlingNelson on 08-09-2012

[QUOTE=TheThirdEye;12412280]Nice, you find the video, which is not showing when Adonis got up before the count of 10. You don't find it [B]weird[/B]; the only piece of evidence showing what really happend is not showing what happend after the hit...…

Comment by TheThirdEye on 08-09-2012

Nice, you find the video, which is not showing when Adonis got up before the count of 10. You don't find it [B]weird[/B]; the only piece of evidence showing what really happend is not showing what happend after the hit...…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-09-2012

Carl Froch already disposed of a dangerous Canadian boxer in spectacular fashion. You would think that Mikkel Kessler would be willing to do the same, but Adonis Stevenson appears to be too much risk with too little reward for him…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 08-09-2012

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;12412254][URL=""][/URL][/QUOTE] That was a mean punch. No wonder Adonis is scared.

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