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Hard Punching Headlines Hitz Fight Night at the Horseshoe in a Night of Knockouts

by on Jun.21, 2014, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Report by Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Scott Dray

Dimar Ortuz (L) on his way to dismantling Daniel Adotey Allotey

Dimar Ortuz (L) on his way to dismantling Daniel Adotey Allotey

HAMMOND, IN, June 20, 2014 — Though lacking a “name” headliner (Donovan George, who had been scheduled to headline, had to withdraw), Hitz Boxing’s Fight Night at the Venue at the Horseshoe Casino still featured some entertaining scraps as local boxers practiced their craft and faced some live opponents. Simon Buettner won a controversial Majority Decision over William Chouloute in a boxer/brawler matchup that tested both. Russell Fiore didn’t have much time to demonstrate his evolving style as he systematically dismantled Tim Carrizales before stopping him in the second. Will Coix weathered an early onslaught from the game but overmatched Thomas Amaro to dominate their battle en route to a TKO in the third. Antoine Knight showed more grit than he should have as Adan Ortiz proved his mettle at Featherweight with a technically proficient, explosive performance, showing that he could take some heavy shots as well as dishing them out as he scored a fourth round TKO. Heavyweight James Shorter took Nick Asberry into deep water, throwing punishing hooks from inside until the bigger Asberry finally found a way to keep his opponent at the end of his punches and finish him in the fourth. Frank Scalise landed a vicious left hook at will until he put away the hapless Justin Gauthier at the end of the first round. Headliner Dimar Ortuz broke down the heavy-handed but sluggish Ghanaian Daniel Adotey Allotey, never giving his bigger opponent the opportunity to launch a counter-offense until Allotey retired at the top of the fifth. (continue reading…)

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Bobby Hitz Returns to Chicago with “Night of the Rising Stars” on Friday, August 30 at Chicago’s El Rey Ballroom

by on Jul.17, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Card to feature the region’s best and brightest rising stars including Fidel Navarrete, Roy Navarro Adan Ortiz, Semajay Thomas and Antonio Canas

CHICAGO, IL, July 15, 2013 — Bobby Hitz announced today that Hitz Boxing will return to Chicago when it hosts “Night of the Rising Stars” at the El Rey Ballroom, 3504 Western Avenue in Chicago, on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM.  The card will feature the region’s best and brightest rising stars including Fidel Navarette, Roy Navarro, Adnan Ortiz, Semajay Thomas and Antonio Canas.  Tickets will start at $30.00 and will be available at the door.

“The young fighters taking to the ring on August 30 represent the best up and coming talent in Illinois.” said Hitz.  “We are glad to return to Illinois and to showcase these fantastic young kids.” (continue reading…)

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Bondorovas Leaves No Doubt in Second Bout against Thomas

by on Feb.16, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Jimenez Continues to Dominate, Ortuz Displays Boxing Skills and Bantamweights Shine in Undercard Bouts

Donatas Bondorovas (R) stays on Michael Walker

Donatas Bondorovas (R) stays on Michael Walker

By Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Scott Dray

HAMMOND, IN, February 16, 2013 — Hitz Boxing’s Fight Night at the Horseshoe Casino featured an evening of local prospects slugging it out, including, in the main event, a return bout between Middleweights David Thomas of Evansville, IN and Lithuanian Donatas Bondorovas, now residing in Chicago. In their last outing at the same venue, Bondorovas won by second round TKO, after the referee stepped in to save Thomas, who felt the stoppage was early. The card also featured impressive displays from Bantamweight amateur standouts Johnny Determan and Adan Ortiz showing their strength in separate bouts, tough guy Dimar Ortuz trying to impose his will on Grover Young, and Michael Walker and Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez taking on each other at Super Middleweight. Rounding out the evening were Russell Fiore taking on Anthony Linsenfelser at Lightweight, Felix Abner and David Martin III in a hard-fought Heavyweight fight, and new prospects Jimmy Murphy, Tremaine Pride and Nick Ramirez seeking to improve their early-career records with mixed results.

Michael Walker (L) tries to avoid a jab from Bondorovas

Michael Walker (L) tries to avoid a jab from Bondorovas

In the main event, Donatas Bondorovas  (17-3-1, 6 KOs) looked to remove any doubts about his earlier victory  over “King” David Thomas (10-4-2, 8 KOs), who in turn wanted to avenge what he knew was an early stoppage, in a scheduled eight-round bout for the UBF Middleweight title. Both boxers exhibited solid skills in the first round, popping sharp jabs and landing powerful rights. Bondorovas’ ability to get inside Thomas’s guard with powerful rights shots gave him the round. (continue reading…)

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Few Surprises, but Some Entertaining Scraps, in Packed Card at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana

by on Nov.22, 2012, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Mike "Hollywood" Jimenez Hits Antwun Echols with an Uppercut En Route to a Third Round Stoppage

Mike "Hollywood" Jimenez Hits Antwun Echols with an Uppercut En Route to a Third Round Stoppage

by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

HAMMOND, IN, November 21, 2012 — A few years ago, most of the young professionals on tonight’s Hitz Boxing’s Fight Night at the Horseshoe Casino card were making their marks at the Chicago Golden Gloves. In a Thanksgiving Eve show at the Venue, some faced stern tests and others began or continued their succesful professional careers. In the disappointing main event, Hollywood, California’s (via Shuya, Russia) former WBC Youth Heavyweight Champion Andrey Fedosov faced former NABA Light Heavyweight Champion, veteran “Rockin’” Rodney Moore, back in the ring for the first time since 2005. Chicagoans Dimar Ortuz and and Terry Martin put their 0′s on the line to square off against each other in a bout that promised, but did not deliver, fireworks. Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez faced veteran Antwun Echols, whose former power has clearly been eclipsed  by years. Former Golden Gloves Champions Simon Buettner and Adan Ortiz stayed perfect in their respective weight classes in two entertaining bouts. Jimmy Murphy and Jonathan Manos began their professional careers on the same day, as they had their amateur careers, and both stopped their opponents in the second round, though in very different fights. Rounding out the card were pugnacious lightweight Frank Scalise, heavyweights Josh Clark and Brian Houston in an exciting battle, welterweight Genaro Mendez demonstrating explosive power, up and coming Chicago-based middleweight Donatas Bondorovas outgunning hometown fighter David Thomas, and Pacquiao sparring partner Abdulai Amidu against perennially hopeful and overmatched Clifford McPherson.   (continue reading…)

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Weights from the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN: Hitz Boxing Fight Night, November 21, 2012

by on Nov.21, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Main Event: Andrey Fedosov 226 lbs. vs. Rodney Moore226 lbs.

Main Event: Andrey Fedosov 226 lbs. vs. Rodney Moore 226 lbs.

Dimar Ortuz 192 lbs. vs. Terry Martin 189 lbs.

Mike Jimenez 170 lbs. vs. Antwun Echols 161 lbs.

Frank Scalise 135 lbs. vs. James Owens 133 lbs.

Jimmy Murphy 145 lbs. vs. Andrew Kato 149 lbs.

Simon Buettner 174 lbs. vs. Fred Thomas 167 lbs.

Brian Houston 206 lbs. vs. Josh Clark 223 lbs.

Jonathan Manos 158 lbs. vs. Bill Finn 160 lbs.

Adan Ortiz 121 lbs. vs. Salvador Perez 121 lbs.

Genaro Mendez 145 lbs. vs. Agustin Cicero 145 lbs.

Donatas Bondorovas 161 lbs. vs. David Thomas 162 lbs.

Abdulai Amidu 146 lbs. vs. Clifford McPherson 149 lbs.

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