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Get Tickets Now: ‘Fight Night’ Returns to Horseshoe Casino Friday, June 20!

by on May.14, 2014, under Boxing News

Chicago’s Finest, including Dimar Ortuz, Frankie Scalise, Fidel Navarette, Russell Fiore, and More to Appear at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN

 

Dimar Ortuz, at right, en route to stopping Francois Russell several years ago (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Dimar Ortuz, at right, en route to stopping Francois Russell several years ago (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)


CHICAGO, May 14, 2014 — Chicago’s Hitz Boxing in association with Round 3 Productions have announced details for the next installment of the acclaimed “FIGHT NIGHT” series set for FRIDAY, JUNE 20 at Chicago’s premier professional boxing venue, the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

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 Horseshoe Casino is located at 777 Casino Dr. in Hammond, IN 46320.

Said Hitz, “The lineup we’ve put together for the event is truly Chicago’s toughest prospects and newcomers. Our commitment to Chicago’s boxing fans has never wavered, make great fights featuring the best local talent.”

Following a hard fought battle on April 18 at the Horseshoe Casino, undefeated cruiserweight DIMAR “Strongman” ORTUZ will stay active with a return to action in a scheduled eight round clash.

Ortuz improved to 9-0-1 (6KO’s) with a valiant performance in his highly anticipated return, a six round draw against hard punching Detroit veteran Mitch Williams.

Bridgeport’s favorite son, hard hitting lightweight FRANKIE “Time Bomb” SCALISE, 7-1-0 (7KO’s) will return to the action looking to improve on his four-fight knockout streak.

Drawing huge crowds to his four previous appearances at the Horseshoe Casino, Scalise is looking to stay active in 2014.

Also coming off a fantastic performance on April 18, undefeated junior lightweight fan favorite FIDEL “Feroz” NAVARETTE will see action in a four round tilt.

The 23-year-old Navarette, 5-0-0 (3KO’s), won an action packed four round unanimous decision over Tim Carrizales thrilling his huge fan base in his sixth appearance at the Horseshoe Casino.

Lightweight prospect RUSSELL “Rocky” FIORE will also return to the Horseshoe Casino ring in a scheduled four rounder. Riding a six bout-winning streak, this will be Fiore’s ninth appearance at the Hammond, Indiana venue.

Fighters rounding out the extensive undercard in separate bouts include; light heavyweight SIMON “The Punisher” BUETTNER, 5-1-0 (3KO’s), undefeated junior welterweight JOEY “The Celtic” PREDATOR, 2-0-0 (2KO’s), junior welterweight EDDIE RAMIREZ, 4-0-0 (3KO’s), welterweight WILL COIX, 1-0-0 (1KO), cruiserweight “Gentleman” JAMES SHORTER, 5-2-0 (3KO’s) and the pro debut of popular amateur star, SAM HOROWITZ.

 

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 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.

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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