Following the injury to original headliner Karim Mayfield, the August 17 ESPN Friday Night Fights season finale has been moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, In the 12-round super middleweight main event, Chicago puncher Don “Da Bomb” George (22-2-1, 19 KOs) will take on Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs) with a chance to face IBF champion Carl Froch on the line.
In the co-feature, jr middleweight “King” Carlos Molina (19-5-2, 6 KOs) returns from one of the most controversial fights of 2012 to take on Damian “Devo” Frias (19-4-1, 10 KOs).
The Stevenson vs. George fight had originally been scheduled to take place as the co-main event of the Tavoris Cloud/Jean Pascal card on August 11. However, an injury to Pascal forced that event’s cancellation and created the opportunity to move the fight to the Buffalo Run and to ESPN.
Molina was last seen in March against highly regarded James Kirkland. Winning the fight handily, Molina was unexpectedly knocked down in round 10. A mix-up between cornermen and commission officials led to one of Molina’s cornermen entering the ring prematurely. This opened the door for the Texas Commission to disqualify Molina