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George-Lopez caps off controversial night of draws

By Matthew Paras


Another fight and another split draw.

Chicago middleweight Donovan “Da Bomb” George, 24-3-2 (21), battled journeyman David Lopez, 41-13-1 (23), to a split draw on a night where the co-main event also had the same result at the UIC Pavilion. The three judges had the fight 97-94 for Lopez, 96-94 for George, and an even 95-95.

The decision left Chicago fans unhappy and a normally media-friendly George, speechless. George declined to speak to reporters afterwards, but his father and trainer, Pete George, was outraged at the decision.

“We can’t even get a break in our hometown?” George asked. “Even Teddy Atlas had it eight to two.”

The fight was fought in close quarters with George being the aggressor for most of the fight. In round three, George connected with a lead right hand that stunned Lopez in the corner. Lopez survived, but only after he took a series of follow up blows.


In the middle rounds, the crafty Lopez started to unveil his bag of tricks. The 35 year-old journeyman boxed well from a distance and also became the aggressor. Lopez targeted George’s body and controlled the distance.

Absent was the typical body work from George. George remained hesitant and at times, even boxed from a distance.

Lopez said afterwards that his experience was able to play a factor in giving George problems.

“In the third or fourth round, I started to pick it up and found my rhythm,” Lopez said. “I hurt my hand in the fifth, but if it weren’t for that, I think I could have knocked him out.”

“I feel good. I thought I won the fight,” Lopez said. “For not being active in almost a year, I feel pretty good about myself.”

George battled back and became more aggressive in the last three rounds. “Da Bomb” connected with his signature right hand that repeatedly pushed Lopez back. Round 12 George landed a right that appeared to stun Lopez.

“He’s a very hard hitter, but there was nothing where I was about to go down,” Lopez said. “Having a draw in his backyard, I feel like I won the fight.”

 

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