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Hitz Returns May 18th with ‘Rosemont Rumble’

by on Apr.20, 2011, under Boxing News

Andy Lee shown here beating Michael Walker this last  year (photo by Belle)

Andy Lee shown here beating Michael Walker this last year (photo by Belle)

On Wednesday, May 18, Hitz Boxing and its founder, Bobby Hitz, will return to where it all began, Rosemont, Illinois, for another night of world-class boxing entitled the “Rosemont Rumble” at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

The night’s main event will feature popular Irish Middleweight contender Andy Lee (25-1, 19 KOs). Coming off a sensational come-from-behind TKO 10 over Craig McEwan on HBO, Lee will be looking to continue his strong momentum against an opponent that is still TBA.

Also scheduled for action are exciting pressure fighter Yakubu Amidu (18-2-1, 16 KOs), imposing Chicago heavyweight Dave Latoria (8-0, 4 KOs), Chicago super middleweight Mike Kurzeja (4-0-1, 4 KOs) and once-beaten heavyweight Elijah McCall (4-1-1 4 KOs), the son of former WBC heavyweight champion Oliver McCall.

When Hitz first transitioned from heavyweight boxer to promoter, he embarked on what became a legendary 12-year series of shows in Rosemont entitled the Ramada Rumbles. “We are back to where it all started,” said an enthusiastic Bobby Hitz. “We’ve got Andy Lee who is one of the most exciting fighters in boxing in the main event, plus a great group of Chicago talent on the undercard. We’ve got Yakubu Amidu coming back. The crowd in Hammond fell in love with his exciting style at the last fight. And Oliver McCall’s son Elijah will be here fighting. This is going to be a terrific night for everyone involved and for the fans lucky enough to catch it.”

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is located at 555 N. River Road. All opponents and ticket information will follow shortly.
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