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Donovan George, Mike Jimenez Participate as ‘Team Boom’ at Hammond, Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino Friday, April 18!

by on Apr.16, 2014, under Boxing News



Chicago, IL (April 11, 2014) Chicago’s two most popular professional boxers, DONOVAN “Da Bomb” GEORGE and ‘Hollywood” MIKE JIMENEZ will return to battle on Friday, APRIL 18 at the Windy City’s premier fight venue, Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, it was announced today by Chicago’s leading boxing promoters Hitz Boxing and Round 3 Productions.

“These are the two most popular fighters in Chicago and with our anticipated huge crowd, local fight fans should expect an excellent night of action,” said Bobby Hitz, now in his 25th year of promoting in Chicago. “With tickets starting at just $25.00, this is an excellent value for the sports fans dollar.”

“For decades Chicago fight fans have been proud of the toughness of its fighters. Donovan and Mike exemplify this toughness perfectly,” said Frank Mugnolo of Round 3 Productions.

Advance tickets starting at $25.00 for “FIGHT NIGHT” are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, The Venue/Horseshoe Box Office and Doors open on the night of the event at 7:00 p.m. CT with the first bell at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Known internationally for his well earned “blood and guts” warrior reputation and celebratory back flip celebrations, world ranked contender George will face off against St. Paul, Minnesota veteran TROY LOWRY in an eight round, super middleweight clash while hot light heavyweight prospect Jimenez will look to stay undefeated against BRANDON “EL Cubanito” Gonzalez of San Diego, California in a scheduled six round tilt.

Just 29-years-old, George, 24-4-2 (21KO’s), will be looking to kick start his 2014 campaign while seeking his 25th professional victory. Long a fan favorite over his nine-year career, George has never lost in his native Chicago.

Fielding a record of 28-13-0 with seventeen knockouts, Lowry will also be making his 2014 debut.

The 26-year-old Jimenez, 13-0-0 (10KO’s), like George born and raised in Chicago, will look to stay on his already torrid pace for 2014, having already scored two knockouts. Most recently the hard-hitting Jimenez drilled England’s Jimmy Campbell to the canvas in the first round to bring a show-stopping end to the Hitz Boxing FEBRUARY 28TH event at the Horseshoe Casino.

Gonzalez enters the clash with Jimenez sporting an even record of 12-12-4 (6KO’s) and comes off hard fought battle with Derrick Webster on MARCH 14, losing a six round majority decision in the fan favorite’s hometown.

In a special attraction event at “FIGHT NIGHT”, world ranked Russian heavyweight ANDREY FEDOSOV, 24-3-0 (19KO’s), will also make his highly anticipated return to the Horseshoe Casino.

Also included on the card in separate bouts are numerous Chicago fan favorites and top prospects; undefeated cruiserweight DIMAR “Strongman Ortuz 9-0-0 (6KO’s), welterweight ROY NAVARRO, 5-1-0 (3KO’s) of Chicago, junior welterweights ANTONIO “Aztec God of War” CANAS, 9-1-1 (3KO’s) and EDDIE RAMIREZ, 3-0-0 (3KO’s) of Aurora.



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 the actuality show “Hitz Boxing,” a web series that has amassed over 5 million internet views. Over the year’s 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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Round 3 Productions was formed in 2011 by lifelong Chicago resident Frank Mugnolo and has quickly become one of the premier boxing promotional firms in the United States.

Making their mark quickly, Round 3 Productions guided current #1 ranked light heavyweight contender Andrzej “The Polish Prince” Fonfara to his first world title (International Boxing Organization) in November 2012.

While continuing to retain a substantial financial interest in Fonfara, Round 3 Productions has teamed with Chicago’s Hitz Boxing to sign perennial super middleweight contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George to an exclusive promotional contract with more signings of Chicago’s finest to come.

From the packed houses at the UIC Pavilion to the unprecedented pro boxing event at U.S. Cellular Field, Home of the Chicago White Sox, on August 16, 2013, Round 3 Productions has become a proven leader in the sport of boxing



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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Must be 21 years or older to gamble or attend events at The Venue. Know When To Stop Before You Start® Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-9WITH-IT © 2012 Caesars License Company, LLC.


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