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Donovan “Don Da Bomb” George to Make His “Fight Night at Horseshoe Hammond” Debut in His April 18th Return to the Ring as He Headlines Stacked Card

by on Mar.28, 2014, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Exciting Chicago super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez and Russian sensation Andrey Fedosov also to be featured

CHICAGO, IL, March 26, 2014 — Chicago’s very own super middleweight prospect Donovan “Don Da Bomb” George (24-4-2, 21 KOs) will return to the ring on Friday, April 18, as he makes his “Fight Night at Horseshoe Hammond” debut as the headliner at the The Venue. Joining George as co-features on the card are exciting Chicago super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (13-0, 10 KOs) of Chicago and Russian heavyweight sensation Andrey Fedosov (24-3, 19 KOs) who just relocated to the Windy City. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, The Venue box office and hitzboxing.com. Prices start at $19.00, the first fight is at 7:00 PM.

“Donovan is working hard and he is ready. There is no better place for him to return to the ring than The Venue and ‘Fight Night at Horseshoe Hammond,” said Bobby Hitz. “This card is stacked with local fan favorites with great followings.” (continue reading…)

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‘Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle’ Lights Up the Venue at the Horseshoe Casino

by on Nov.28, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Yakubu Amidu (L) Pierces Rynell Griffin's Guard En Route to Victory

Yakubu Amidu (L) pierces Rynell Griffin’s guard en route to victory

By Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Scott Dray

HAMMOND, IN, November 27, 2013 – Continuing a Thanksgiving Eve tradition, Hitz Boxing presented another Black Wednesday Fight Night at the Venue at the Horseshoe Casino, featuring mostly local boxers building their skills and their resumes. Though there were a few lackluster bouts, there was more than enough explosive action, especially when the local favorites went after each other for bragging rights. Lending a somber note to the evening was the ten count tribute to recently slain fighter Michael “The Midnight Stalker” Walker.

Rynell Griffin (L) attacks the body of Yakubu Amidu

Rynell Griffin (L) attacks the body of Yakubu Amidu

In the non-local attraction, Ghanaian Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu (20-4-2, 18 KOs), now based in Los Angeles, returned to the Heartland following several losses and a heartbreaking split draw against Juan Carlos Burgos to face journeyman southpaw Rynell Griffin (7-18-2, 2 KOs) in a Lightweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds. Though he has come up on the losing end of most bouts, Griffin’s experience in the ring with some of the best in his weight class showed as he used impressive movement and combinations in the slow first round, coming under Amidu’s punches to land to the body and often coming back up top. Amidu seemed tentative, though he threw and landed a few powerful single punches. (continue reading…)

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Former Sparring Partners Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas and Genaro Mendez to Square Off in Crosstown Junior Welterweight Bout at “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” on November 27

by on Nov.24, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, November 20, 2013–When the always electrifying Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (8-1-1, 3 KOs) and Genaro Mendez (7-1-1, 4 KOs) square off in a six round junior welterweight bout a week from tonight during Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle,” it will be a hard fought bout between two former sparring partners who have great respect for one another.

This is one of two premiere crosstown bouts that promoter Bobby Hitz put together for his November 27th card at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. (continue reading…)

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“Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” to feature the return of impressive lightweight Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu

by on Oct.27, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Exciting super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez, hard hitting Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz and hot prospect Johnny “Wite Boi” Determan will also be back in action

CHICAGO, IL, October 23, 2013 — Bobby Hitz announced that the always impressive lightweight Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu will return to the ring in the Main Event of “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” on Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM at The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Amidu (20-4-2 18 KOs), of Los Angeles by way of Ghana, impressed a national television audience with a controversial draw against Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KOs) on July 26. His opponent will be announced shortly. Joining Amidu on the card that evening will be exciting Chicago super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-0, 8 KOs) who will take on “King” David Thomas (10-4-2 8 KOs) of Evansville, IN in six round match. Tickets are available at The Venue Box office and hitzboxing.com.

“Our Black Wednesday card is packed with exciting evenly matched bouts and Chicago fight fans are in for excellent boxing,” said Hitz. “When Yakubu took that controversial draw against Burgos he proved that he deserves to be on the national stage, so its great to showcase him next month and I am excited to see how Mike bounces back after the Findley fight.” (continue reading…)

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Short Card Not Short of Action As Chicago Prospects Take the Center of Ring in Cicero at Hitz Boxing’s ‘Night of the Rising Stars’

by on Aug.31, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Antonio Canas (R) Pursues Greg Coverson Jr. En Route to a Six-Round Decision Win

Antonio Canas (R) Pursues Greg Coverson Jr. En Route to a Six-Round Decision Win

by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

CICERO, IL, August 30, 2013 — Hitz Boxing’s ‘Night of the Rising Stars’ at Cicero Stadium lived up to its name, providing a showcase for local prospects, who did not disappoint. All four former amateur champions came up victorious in their bouts, though several found themselves facing more severe tests than they may have anticipated.

Coverson (R) tries to keep Antonio Canas at bay

Coverson (R) tries to keep Antonio Canas at bay

In the co-main event, Antonio “The Aztec God of War” (139, 8-1-1, 3 KO’s) waged battle against teak-tough and tricky Greg Coverson Jr. (139 lbs., 3-7-1, 2 KO’s) of Detroit, Michigan in a six-round Junior Welterweight bout. In an entertaining first round, both fighters went right to work, with Canas taking the upper hand with punishing body shots. Coverson weathered the storm and began accurately finding openings to the body and countering Canas’s attempts to go to the body with hooks to the head. It looked like the tide was turning, as Coverson peppered Canas with sharp straight punches and several well-timed uppercuts, but Canas surged at the end to take the round with another barrage to the body.  (continue reading…)

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