Stevenson-George to headline Aug. 17 FNF


It didn’t take long for the super middleweight clash between Adonis Stevenson and Donovan George to find a home.

After being postponed along with the Jean Pascal-Tavoris Cloud light heavyweight duel originally set for Showtime, Stevenson-George will now headline an August 17 Friday Night Fights offering on ESPN2, George’s promoter Leon Margules confirmed to via email.

The August 17 episode appeared to be in jeopardy altogether after Karim Mayfield and Mauricio Herrera both pulled out of their scheduled main event with separate injuries.

“Superman” came to the rescue, so to speak.

Stevenson (18-1, 15 knockouts) is coming off a second-round stoppage of Noe Gonzalez in April on ESPN2, as well as a sure-fire knockout of the year candidate over Jesus Gonzales in February. George (22-2-1, 19 KOs), meanwhile, came up short in a hard-fought loss to Edwin Rodriguez on HBO.

The location of the event will be announced shortly, according to Margules.

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