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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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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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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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