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Bobby Hitz Calls for Amidu/Burgos Rematch

by on Aug.06, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

After controversial draw Team Amidu wants another shot at Burgos

CHICAGO, IL, July 31, 2013 — Following Yakubu Amidu’s impressive outing on Friday night against Juan Carlos Burgos, which resulted in a controversial draw between the lightweights, Amidu’s promoter, Bobby Hitz is demanding a rematch.

“Yakubu was the aggressor all night, he matched Burgos punch for punch and dominated him in the 11th but the judges had him losing that round. After watching the replay I am confident that round and the fight should have gone to Yakubu,” said Hitz. “Yakubu took this fight on less than two weeks notice and impressed everyone with his performance. The crowd felt he was robbed. There is not one person who feels that we did not get robbed or at least deserves a rematch.”

Hitz is not alone in his belief that Yakubu deserves a rematch with Burgos. Steve Kim of Max Boxing on Friday night Steve Kim (@stevemaxboxing) of Max Boxing tweeted:

“Ok, it’s clear, Burgos and Amidu need to have a rematch. Give them a third of what Ward is asking to face a stiff on HBO… #boxing #FNF”

“Yakubu started the 11th strong, ended it strong and won 2 minutes and 40 seconds out of 3 minutes. In my opinion he won the round,” said Hitz. “Yakubu deserved a better outcome.”

Amidu joins Donatas Bondas, who fought # 1 rated Brian Vera, and Andrey Fedosov, who took on the highly rated Bryant Jennings, as members of the Hitz team who have impressed national TV audiences this year.

“Donatas’s fight was stopped recklessly by ref Charlie Fitch of New York, who did not know how to communicate with him. Meanwhile, Fedosov was in a position to beat Jennings but a questionable call by a fight doctor ended that bout prematurely,” said Hitz. “This should serve notice that when Hitz fighters are given a chance to perform on national TV there are going to give 150 percent in the ring and I owe it to them to fight for them outside of the ring.”

ABOUT HITZ BOXING: Since its debut in 1991, Hitz Boxing has been the Midwest’s leading boxing promoter. Led by Bobby Hitz, who boasted a 21-4 record with 18 KO’s as a boxer, Hitz Boxing is the longest running boxing promoter in the Chicago area dating back to the bi-monthly boxing series the “Ramada Rumble,” held at the former Rosemont Ramada Inn. The organization currently promotes the wildly popular “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN and is the subject of “Hitz Boxing,” a reality show airing on YouTube which has amassed over 5 million views. Over the years the organization has produced matches that have included some of the top names in boxing such as James Toney, Antonio Tarver, Montell Griffin, Iran Barkley, Andrew Golota and “Fast” Fres Oquendo.

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