Friday, August 17, 2012
Niles native Donovan George will be fighting against Dionisio Miranda, the second ranked boxer in the world on ESPN's Friday Night Lights tonight.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Donovan George, a Maine East High School graduate and Niles native, will be fighting in Oklahoma on ESPN's Friday Night Fights tonight. The 27-year-old George will be fighting against Dionisio Miranda for 10 rounds in a super middleweight bout. While George has a strong record of 22-2 (19 KOs), Miranda is considered to be the number-two fighter in the world for his weight class. Miranda, 30, from South America, has a 21-7-2 (18 KO) record. Meanwhile, George said he will be fighting with a hurt hand. "I'm discouraged," George told the Chicago Tribune. "I have a contusion in my right hand, but I'm fighting. The only cure [for it] is not to fight," he added. "And that's not an option."
Friday, August 26, 2011
ESPN time constraints force postponement of George Esho's bout at Indiana casino.
After three months of training, Skokie native George Esho was chomping at the bit to get in the ring for his third professional boxing match. The problem: ESPN wasn’t. Due to time constraints caused by a late-finishing tennis broadcast, Esho’s fight with Aaron Lucky on Friday at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN, was postponed. Although it was the only bout canceled that night, others that did take place had the number of rounds reduced. “It’s disappointing. I got sick last week, but I still wanted to fight today,” Esho said. “My family drove an hour in traffic. We went through a lot of stuff to get to this point, and last-minute too.” Esho and Lucky were scheduled to be one of the undercard fights on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights. The main…
Friday, August 19, 2011
George Esho draws aspiration from his brother to step back into the ring after a 4-year hiatus.
Four years ago, George Esho thought about stopping his quest to be a professional boxer. He had lost his first match and didn’t have the motivation to continue training. But Esho remembered another boxer that started his famed career with a loss: Bernard Hopkins. So the 29-year-old Skokie resident didn’t want to have to live with the what-ifs that would come with giving up his dream so early. “I kind of missed [boxing],” said Esho, who took four years off after his first fight. “Again, I didn’t want the regrets when I’m 35 so I said, ‘Give it another shot.’ ” Read more: Family of Fighters On Friday night--four months after defeating Nalo Leal for his first professional victory--Esho will fight at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN, as …
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Not everyone has time to carefully analyze the 68-team field, so Patch offers up some advice.
March Madness has finally arrived. After more than four months of college basketball games, it’s time to finally print out the brackets and predict a champion. But who has had the time to watch and research all 68 teams--up from 65--in this year’s field? With the Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks all playoff contenders, college basketball has taken a backseat in Chicago. As per usual, our hometown squads--Northwestern and DePaul--are absent from this year’s bracket. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other reasons to watch. Plenty of teams feature star players from the Chicago area, and somebody has to win the annual office pool. So here are 10 tips to filling out your bracket and hoping you take home the title of office champion. 1. Choose a …
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
A roundup of the region's major developments for Tuesday, March 8.
Here's what's going on in Patch sites around you: ESPN Radio Personality Harry Teinowitz Charged w/ DUI. Water Main Break Season Is Officially Open Evanston Kicks Off Energy Saving Competition. Six Flavors of Fat Fun to Enjoy Fat Tuesday
Monday, March 7, 2011
Check Skokie Patch soon for an update.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, March 7, 2011
(03/11) Be sure to read our latest update here. (03/09) UPDATE - ESPN 1000 suspended Harry Teinowitz, host of "The Afternoon Saloon," until Friday, according to the sports station. The suspension comes after Teinwoitz, 50, and Skokie resident, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Saturday around midnight. ESPN would not comment on his suspension, but told the Sun-Times,“we at ESPN take this matter very seriously, and we decided it was best for him (Teinowitz) to address the situation directly with listeners, which he did on Tuesday." (03/08) UPDATE - After being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Skokie, ESPN radio host Harry Teinowitz apologized to his listeners during Tuesday's show of "The …