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Don ‘Da Bomb’ George Returns, Headlining ‘Fight Night’ at the Horseshoe Casino

by on May.09, 2014, under Boxing News

Donovan George, at right, takes it to David Lopez last March en route to a dominating decision (photo courtesy Tomba Images)

Donovan George, at right, takes it to David Lopez in March 2013 en route to a dominating decision (photo courtesy Tomba Images)

 

CHICAGO — The Windy City’s most popular professional boxer, DONOVAN “Da Bomb” GEORGE will return to action on FRIDAY, JUNE 20 headlining the next installment of the acclaimed “FIGHT NIGHT” series in the Windy City’s Premier Boxing Venue, HORSESHOE CASINO in Hammond, Indiana.

“FIGHT NIGHT” is presented by Hitz Boxing in association with Round 3 Productions. Advance tickets starting at $25.00 for “FIGHT NIGHT” are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, The Venue/Horseshoe Box Office and HitzBoxing.com. Doors open on the night of the event at 7:00 p.m. CT with the first bell at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The 29-year-old George, born and raised in Chicago, made his triumphant return to battle on APRIL 18 at the Horseshoe Casino with a dominant sixth round knockout of veteran Troy Lowry.

Known for his all-action battles and celebratory backflips, George improved to 25-4-2 (22KO’s), in his highly anticipated return following hand surgery.

“It felt great to be back in the ring in Chicago again” said George. “I was happy with my performance and thrilled with the fan support from the hometown crowd.”

“Donovan looked terrific and really impressed the huge crowd we had on APRIL 18” said Bobby Hitz, President of Hitz Boxing. “We’re very excited to bring him back for our fans at our next “FIGHT NIGHT” event on Friday, JUNE 20.”

Further details on George’s bout and a full undercard will be announced shortly.

 

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 the actuality show “Hitz Boxing,” a web series that has amassed over 5 million Internet 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.

For more information, please visit: www.hitzboxing.com.

 

ABOUT ROUND 3 PRODUCTIONS

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

 

ABOUT THE HORSESHOE CASINO

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.

For more information, please visit: www.chicagohorseshoe.com.

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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