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Fight Night at the Horseshoe Public Weigh-In Announce

by on Aug.16, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

COME TO THE HORSESHOE CASINO (BALLROOM C ON THE 3RD FLOOR) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 5 PM FOR THE OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN AND MEET ALL FIGHTERS AND ORGANIZERS FOR THE SEASON FINALE OF FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS BEING HELD THE FOLLOWING NIGHT! ALL ARE WELCOME!

HAMMOND, IN, August 16, 2011 — The media and general public are invited to the official weigh-in for Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” event at the Horseshoe Casino (777 Casino Center Dr., Hammond, Indiana, in Ballroom C on the third floor) on Thursday, August 18 AT 5 PM.

The ESPN-televised “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” will be held the following night at the Horseshoe Casino, featuring in the main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior middleweight division, former two-time world amateur champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade, 13-0 with 9 knockouts, of Providence, Rhode Island, stepping up in class against his most accomplished and dangerous opponent yet as a pro – veteran Grady Brewer, 28-12 with 16 knockouts, of Lawton, Oklahoma. (continue reading…)

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Hitz Boxing Stages Triumphant Return to Rosemont on May 18

by on May.19, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

“Irish” Andy Wins Titles But Not Hearts Over 10 Rounds; Yakuba Amidu and Henry Coyle Impress with Early Stoppages

Andy Lee (R) attacks Alex Bunema on the way to victory

Andy Lee (R) attacks Alex Bunema on the way to victory

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS, May 18, 2011 — Hitz Boxing Promotions returned to Rosemont this Wednesday, May 18, with two Irishmen featured in separate middleweights bouts. Andy Lee of Limerick squared off against Alex Bunema for the NABA and NABF titles, and Henry Coyle of Geesala faced Keith Collins of Missouri. Crowd-watchers and celebrity hounds could spot several, including First Lady of Boxing Jackie Kallen, the very visible celebrity ring announcer Amy Hayes, actor Vince Vaughn, as well as several former Chicago Bears and politicians, including legendary Chicago Bears defensive back Shaun Gayle.

Felix Abner (L) looks for his opportunity against Keon Graham

Felix Abner (L) looks for his opportunity against Keon Graham

Kicking off the fistic action were Felix Abner (now 3-2, 1 KO, 226 lbs) of Chicago and Keon Graham (2-6, 234 lbs.) of Akron, Ohio.  Graham looked to be carrying a few extra pounds, but seemed unconcerned by the trim Abner, who entered the ring wearing a Bulls shirt. Round one began with both men jabbing, with Abner out-landing Graham, who backed up on his heels. Early in the round, Graham was rocked by a left hook but recovered.  A cross in the second half of the round sent Graham into the blue corner, with Abner taking the opportunity to land a few more shots. The round proceeded at a measured pace, Abner stalking Graham looking for opportunities, and Graham drifting into the ropes to only to be caught by punches to head and body. (continue reading…)

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