Today’s Local Sports
Galesburg boxer George Carter, Junior’s fight scheduled for tonight in Davenport has been called off. According to Carter’s manager Carlos Duncan, the fight was cancelled because the promoter failed to get all the necessary information to the Iowa Boxing Commission. Carter was to have faced Anthony Woods from Arkansas in a bout scheduled for 6 rounds. Duncan said that Carter–who is 11-and-oh in his pro career–is having trouble finding opponents because he is an experienced southpaw with a great record, but without the ability to provide a big payday for those who might risk fighting him.
The American Legion baseball season is drawing to a close, with Galesburg Post 285 playing its’ final road game of the regular season this evening in Chillicothe. Galesburg is coming off of last night’s 11-10 loss to Oneida. Coach Steve Cheesman’s team has a record of 23-and-13, and will finish the pre-tournament schedule with a doubleheader tomorrow at one o’clock against Milan at Knox College.