Tag: Frank Scalise
Report by Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Scott Dray
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…)
CHICAGO, IL, April 10, 2013–Bobby Hitz announced today that Russian sensation Andrey Fedosov will fight Darnell “Ding-A-Ling Man” Wilson in an eight round heavyweight bout which will be the main event on Saturday, April 20 during “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” and that Dimar Ortuz will go up against Harley Kilfian in the six round cruiserweight co-feature. Tickets for the fight card, which returns to Hammond, Indiana’s The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino, are available at hitzboxing.com.
“We are pleased to have a destructive heavyweight like Andrey as part of the Hitz boxing team, I expect big things for him and a world title can’t be too far out of reach,” said Hitz, President and CEO of Hitz Boxing. “I am pleased with Dimar’s development as a fighter. Chicago fight fans should be proud of this hometown boxer.” (continue reading…)
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.
By Kerstin Broockmann
Photos to be added later
HAMMOND, IN, August 18, 2012 — Hitz Boxing presented another Fight Night at the Horseshoe this evening at The Venue in Hammond. The evening’s bouts showcased the young and old(er) of Chicago’s boxing community, including a fight for the “over 40″ World Senior Boxing Council Championship between Middleweights Mike Kurzeja and Gerald Taylor. Headlining was Fres Oquendo, keeping busy in a bout Philadelphia’s Robert Hawkins. Undefeated Ghanaian Welterweight Abdullai Amidu (19-0) was unfortunately unable to make his Horseshoe Casino debut after his opponent withdrew too late to find a substitute. Local up-and-coming boxers Paul Littleton and Dimar Ortuz successfully stepped up against quality competition in crowd-pleasing wars, while more seasoned fighters David Martin III and Johnny Lewus found themselves in deeper waters than anticipated against opponents whose records belied their skills. Simon Buettner and Frank Scalise made short work of their hapless opponents. It was an evening of entertaining and occasionally explosive scraps.
Light Heavyweight Simon “The Punisher” Buettner (176 lbs) of Carpentersville, IL, entered the ring with a record of 1 win by knockout and no losses against Mukwonago, Wisconsin’s Mike “The Sandman” Reiter (172 lbs.), looking to get his first win after two losses. Buettner easily outclassed his older opponent, who, after a strong start, had no answers for Buettner’s sharper, harder punches. Buettner established himself behind the jab and quickly drove Reiter into the ropes, where a volley of body punches and hooks led to Reiter apparently taking a knee. Moments later, a right hook to the body, led to Reiter once again going down. He beat the count, only to find himself back on the ropes. Buettner continued the onslaught with hooks to the head and body shots, and a left hook buckled Reiter’s knees for the third time. Once again, Buettner attacked, driving his opponent to the ropes where another left hook dropped Reiter for the fourth and final time. Referee Kurt Spivey mercifully called a halt to the action at 2:16 of the first round, giving Buettner the TKO and improving his record to 2-0, 2 KOs. (continue reading…)