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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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‘Hollywood’ Jimenez Takes Big Risk, Guns for Dangerous Antwun Echols

by on Nov.14, 2012, under Boxing News

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Chicago super middleweight prospect Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (7-0, 4 KOs) has seemed to have all the tools in his first seven pro fights.

Blessed with natural showmanship, decent punching power and an ever-growing army of loyal fans, Jimenez has been a world beater at the preliminary levels of his career. (continue reading…)

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Owen ‘What the Heck’ Beck Added to Horseshow Casino Show This Friday

by on Aug.19, 2009, under Boxing News

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Former WBA title challenger Owen “What The Heck” Beck (28-3) has been added to the huge Horseshoe Casino show, this Friday, August 21st, in Hammond, IN.  Beck will meet Jameel Barnes in a scheduled 8-rounder.

Beck/Barnes is the latest addition to an already stacked-card that includes: Angel Hernandez vs. Antwun Echols (8 rounds), Emanuel Steward protégé, Andy Lee, Indiana’s fighting Cook brothers, Nick (15-1) and Jason (3-0 ), Heavyweight, MMA scrapper, Terry Martin (1-0), former Chicago Golden Gloves champion Ninos Abraham (3-0), David Thomas (7-1)  and U.S. Secret Service Agent Mike Kurzeja (2-0). (continue reading…)

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Angel Hernandez and Antwun Echols Collide in Crossroads Fight August 21st

by on Aug.16, 2009, under Boxing News

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Two former world title challengers, Angel “Toro” Hernandez and Antwun Echols, meet in a crossroads fight, Friday, August 21st, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN.

Both fighters have challenged for world titles and have a combined 84 fights with 43 knockouts. 

Echols, for his part, is promising a big win to launch himself back into title contention. (continue reading…)

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