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Fight Night at the Horseshoe Public Weigh-In Announce

by on Aug.16, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

COME TO THE HORSESHOE CASINO (BALLROOM C ON THE 3RD FLOOR) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 5 PM FOR THE OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN AND MEET ALL FIGHTERS AND ORGANIZERS FOR THE SEASON FINALE OF FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS BEING HELD THE FOLLOWING NIGHT! ALL ARE WELCOME!

HAMMOND, IN, August 16, 2011 — The media and general public are invited to the official weigh-in for Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” event at the Horseshoe Casino (777 Casino Center Dr., Hammond, Indiana, in Ballroom C on the third floor) on Thursday, August 18 AT 5 PM.

The ESPN-televised “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” will be held the following night at the Horseshoe Casino, featuring in the main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior middleweight division, former two-time world amateur champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade, 13-0 with 9 knockouts, of Providence, Rhode Island, stepping up in class against his most accomplished and dangerous opponent yet as a pro – veteran Grady Brewer, 28-12 with 16 knockouts, of Lawton, Oklahoma.

The co-featured bout, scheduled for 10 rounds in the lightweight division, could stand as a main event on its own – former WBC lightweight world champion David Diaz, 36-3-1 with 17 knockouts, of Chicago, will battle rising contender “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy, 20-1-1 with 10 knockouts, of Philadelphia.

Diaz was born and raised in Chicago, and is a local hero. A 1996 U.S. Olympian, he won the WBC title in August, 2006, and made a successful title defense against Mexican legend Erik Morales at the Allstate Arena a year later. Lundy is coming off an exciting 10-round decision win against former two-time Venezuelan Olympian Patrick Lopez in his last fight on April 1.

On the undercard, former world champion and Chicago native Montell “Ice” Griffin (49-8-1, 30 KOs) will go for his 50th professional victory against former world title challenger Deandrey Abron of Youngstown, Ohio (15-9, 10 KOs) in an eight-round light heavyweight battle.

Also scheduled is a six-round lightweight bout between Los Angeles via Ghana’s Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu, (19-2-1, 17 KOs) and Toledo, Ohio’s Martin Tucker, (7-9, 3 KOs); a four-round light welterweight bout between George Esho (1-1) of Chicago and Aaron Lucky of Anderson, Indiana (0-2); a featherweight four-rounder between Chicago’s Paulie Settepani (1-0, 1 KO) and Indianapolis pro debuter Dwayne Wisdom; a super middleweight four-rounder between Chicago’s Mike Kurzeja (4-0-1, 4 KOs) and Jeremy Wood (1-3, 1 KO) of Sydney, Ohio; a junior welterweight four rounder between Chris Singleton (2-0, 2 KOs) of Lafayette, Louisiana, and Gabriel Morris (4-11-2) of Toledo; a junior middleweight six-rounder between Rockford, Illinois’ “Bazooka” Joe Linenfelser (9-1-1, 6 KOs) and hometown boy Ruben Galvan (27-17-4, 10 KOs) of Hammond, Indiana; and a six-round featherweight bout between Arapahoe, North Carolina via Igrim, Russia’s Evgeny Gradovich (10-0, 6 KOs) and Robert “Don’t Lose” DaLuz (13-38-3, 9 KOs) of Providence, Rhode Island.

All bouts subject to change without notice. Doors open at: 6:00 P.M. (all times Central time)

First fight at: 7:00 P.M.

Tickets are priced at $90 Ringside, $40 Orchestra (main level), $30 (mezzanine and balcony).

Tickets available at: www.fanfueled.com and www.thevenue-chicago.com.

Friday’s fights will be televised live on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes – ESPN’s Spanish-language network – and ESPN3.com, the network’s broadband platform service.

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

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WHERE: THE VENUE AT HORSESHOE CASINO

777 Casino Center Dr., Hammond, IN, 46320

Horseshoe Box Office: 219-473-6060

ABOUT CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest casino entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company’s resorts operate primarily under the Harrah’s®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment. For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

ABOUT HORSESHOE CASINO

The all new $500 million Horseshoe Casino, a Caesars Entertainment Corporation, 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 recent winner of the 2009 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, 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 © 2011 Caesars License Company, LLC.

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