By Sam Geraci and Craig Wick at ringside
In the main event of “B96’s Boxing at the Ballpark” at US Cellular in Chicago, Donovan “Da Bomb” George (26-4-2, 22 KOs) muscled out a unanimous decision over Dyah “Ali” Davis (22-5-1, 10 KOs) of Coconut Creek, FL, to win the super middleweight IBO championship. Scores were 115-113 (twice) and 116-112.
“This is the greatest day of my life…I thought that maybe I’d win a regional title or something like that but I never thought I’d win a world championship. I went to jail and was a loser but now I’m here and I’m a world champion,” said an emotional George after the bout.
George also stated that he broke his hand a couple days before the fight but could not back out.
At light heavyweight, Chicago fan favorite Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (15-0, 10 KOs) muscled out a six round unanimous decision against an overweight but game Maxell Taylor (18-8-1, 8 KOs) of Baltimore, MD. Scores were 60-54 (twice) and 59-55.