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“The Battle At the Border” Featuring Undefeated Supermiddleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez vs Derrick “Superman” Findley Promises to Be Most Exciting Cross Town Boxing Match Since LaPaglia vs. Collins 30 Years Ago

by on Sep.11, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Bobby Hitz promises that bout between Chicago’s Jimenez and Gary’s Findley will be a slugfest

CHICAGO, IL, September 11, 2013 — When dynamic super middle weight prospect Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-0 8 KOs) of Chicago takes his undefeated record into the ring against Gary, Indiana’s Derrick “Superman” Findley (20-11-1, 13 KOs) on Friday night it will be the most exciting cross town match up since Chicago middleweights Lenny LaPaglia and John Collins squared off 30 years ago at the UIC Pavillion, says promoter Bobby Hitz. The eight round “The Battle at the Border” will be the Main Event during “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” on Friday, September 13, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.

“I cannot wait to see these guys go at it on Friday night, like LaPaglia versus Collins this is going to be a slugfest that lives up to the hype” said Hitz. “Findley likes to call out guys with undefeated records, saying that they look for easy fights, Mike resents that and he is looking to send a message to Findley and the boxing world that his undefeated record is no joke.”

In 1983 Collins beat LaPaglia by unanimous decision after both fighters left it all in the ring in what many say is one of the top 10 fights in Chicago boxing history. Hitz believes Jimenez versus Findley has the same potential.

“After that Collins and LaPaglia saw their career trajectories change drastically, this bout could do the same for Jimenez and Findley,” said Hitz. “Mike wins and people will take notice.”

Jimenez hopes to remain unbeaten against the very tough Findley, who is the only man to stop the highly regarded Andrzej Fonfara, who knocked out Gabriel Campillo in the ninth round this past Friday. In July of 2008 Findley stopped Fanfara with a second round TKO.

“I know Derrick and he is a super tough dude, who doesn’t slow down. He brings it all night, he’s never been stopped and he is beaten some quality boxers,” said Jimenez. “I will be on BEASTMODE on September 13 and I will bringing the KRYPTONITE to “Superman.” I’ve been killing it in the gym, my team is pushing me hard to make sure I am ready and I will be on my “A” game.”

For his part Findley doesn’t appear to be too concerned stepping in to the ring against an undefeated opponent. In an interview with posted on YouTube in July he said.

“They go out here and the knock out a guy in some basketball shorts and some Reeboks and then go up to the club with their little Cubic Zirconia chains jumping around like they just beat Canelo. Everybody wants tomato cans, nobody wants to fight real fighters. Everybody wants to be undefeated, everybody wants to be 40 and 0.”

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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 the Internet 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.

The $500 million Horseshoe Casino, a Caesars Entertainment Corporation property, just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago is the premier entertainment and gambling destination in Chicagoland. Where legendary gaming lives on, Horseshoe boasts more than 350,000 square feet with over 3,000 slot machines, over 100 table games, one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest, and more. The Venue at Horseshoe Casino is proud to offer the ultimate concert and entertainment destination and premier experience in a flexible space that can hold up to 3,300 guests. Dining elegance is not overlooked and guests can choose from a variety of dining options including; Jack Binion’s Steak House which overlooks Lake Michigan and winner of the 2009, 2010, 2011 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and the May 2012 OpenTable Diners’ Choice award, around-the-globe variety at the Village Square Buffet, and a taste of Chicago at Benny’s Pub and Eatery.

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