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Hitz Adds Three More Fights to Mammoth Horseshoe Event on May 25

by on May.20, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

HAMMOND, IN, May 16, 2012 — Promoter Bobby Hitz and Hitz Boxing have added three more fights to the lineup for their Friday, May 25 “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” event at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

In addition to the 10-round WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Championship main event between “Fast” Fres Oquendo (33-7, 21 KOs) and Joey “Minnesota Ice” Abell (28-5, 27 KOs), no less than 9 big fights are now scheduled, including an intriguing eight-round all-Chicago middleweight match-up between Donatas Bondorovas (14-3-1, 3 KOs) and Ramon Valenzuela (7-0, 1 KO). (continue reading…)

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Hitz Boxing’s ‘Fight Night at the Horseshoe’ Returns to Hammond, IN May 25th!

by on Apr.24, 2012, under Boxing News

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Hitz Boxing’s popular “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” series will return on Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, featuring Chicago’s own former heavyweight title challenger and long-time top contender “Fast” Fres Oquendo (33-7, 21 KOs) in the 10-round main event.

As has become the trademark of these successful shows, promoter Bobby Hitz has packed the undercard with local and international talent, including NABA-US Lightweight Champion Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu (20-3-1, 18 KOs) of Los Angeles via Ghana, in a six-round bout; undefeated heavyweight crowd pleaser David “Diesel” Latoria (10-0, 5 KOs), also in a six-rounder; popular Chicago super-middleweight dynamo Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (6-0, 3 KOs) will go six rounds; undefeated heavyweight powerhouse David Martin III (5-0, 4 KOS) of Hobart, Indiana, will fight four or less; fighting light welterweight gym owner Genaro Mendez (4-1-1, 3 KOs) will go six rounds; nearby Chesterton, Indiana, heavyweight Philip Triantafillo (2-0, 1 KO) will fight a four-rounder and professional super flyweight and former National Jr. Olympic Champion Johnny “WiteBoi” Determan (4-0, 3 KOs) from Nebraska will go four rounds. (continue reading…)

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Results From Hitz Boxing’s Fight Night at the Horseshoe Casino

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

HAMMOND, IN, February 20, 2012 — A record crowd of nearly 2000 took in another sensational night of Hitz Boxing at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, on Saturday (February 18) night, as fans at “The Venue” were treated to several sensational battles.

Most, but not all, of the local fighters were victorious at this event, despite the fact that promoter Bobby Hitz delivered on his promise that none of them would be given easy opponents. (continue reading…)

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Latoria Defeats Gutierrez, Wisdom Prevails over Fiore at the Horseshoe Casino

by on Feb.20, 2012, under Boxing News

By Ryan Shaw
Photos By Jennifer Bohl
Latoria (left) slugs in close as Gutierrez covers.

Latoria (left) slugs in close as Gutierrez covers.

HAMMOND, IN, February 18, 2012 – Saturday night’s Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” at the Horseshoe Casino proved to be a night of high energy, heavy hitting, and daunting speed, which made for a great experience.

The main event fight featured the still undefeated heavyweight slugger David “Diesel” Latoria (10-0, 5 KOs, 217.2 lbs.) of Chicago, IL taking down, by unanimous decision, Edward “Ironman” Gutierrez (15-11-1, 6 KOs, 220.6 lbs.) of Oak Lawn, IL. The fight was scored at 60-55, 59-55, and 59-55 for Latoria, who won by unanimous decision. The fight was a battle to the final bell in which both fighters delivered big blows, leaving Gutierrez with a cut above his right eye.

 

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Undercard Announced for Hitz Boxing’s ‘Fight Night at the Horseshoe’ on February 18

by on Feb.11, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

HAMMOND, IN, February, 9, 2012 — The undercard of Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” series, scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, has been announced and a strong group of local fighters are scheduled for intriguing battles.

In support of headlining undefeated welterweight prospect Alanbek Kozaev (19-0, 6 KOs) of Vladikavkaz, Russia and newly signed Cleveland-based junior welterweight prospect Prenice “Greatness” Brewer (16-1-1, 6 Kos) will be: unbeaten heavyweight slugger Dave “Diesel” Latoria (9-0, 5 KOs), who will face Oak Lawn, Illinois native Ed “The Iron Man” Gutierrez (15-10-1, 6 KOs) in a heavyweight six; popular local super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (5-0, 3 KOs) taking on Bruce “The Rage” Rumbolz (22-23-2, 15 KOs) of Sterling, Illinois; talented Lafayette, Louisiana, lightweight Chris Singleton (3-0, 2 KOs) versus pro debuting Nebraska resident Eddie Corrona; nearby Chesterton, Indiana, heavyweight Philip Triantafillo (1-0, 1 KO) doing battle with fellow Indiana resident Calbert Lewis making his pro debut; Chicago junior welterweight Genaro Mendez (3-1-1, 2 KOs) vs. Beloit, Wisconsin’s Josh Rodriguez (2-6, 1 KO); and the debut of Omaha, Nebraska-based former amateur heavyweight star (and newest member of the Hitz Boxing stable) Brian Houston in a surprisingly stern first test for his first time out against Chicago’s Felix Abner (3-2, 2 KOs). (continue reading…)

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