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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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Windy City Fight Night 13 Showcases Explosive Punching and Tenacity

by on Nov.20, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Andrzej Fonfara Celebrates His KO Victory Over Anthony Doughty

Andrzej Fonfara Celebrates His KO Victory Over Anthony Doughty

Andrzej Fonfara Scores Impressive KO in Main Event, While Ivan Popoca Wins Hard-Fought War

Photos by Scott Dray

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

CHICAGO, IL, November 20, 2010 – Last night’s Windy City Fight Night 13, presented by Eight Count Productions, featured a long evening of explosive knockouts, brutal wars, and battles of attrition. The 10-bout card showcased local contenders Andrzej Fonfara and Ivan Popoca, as well as up and coming Chicago boxing talent.

Dallas Vargas (L) leaves himself open for a counter from Sergey Kovalev

Dallas Vargas (L) leaves himself open for a counter from Sergey Kovalev

The first bout of the evening featured Light Heavyweights Sergey Kovalev (10-0-0, 9 KO’s, 174 lbs.), fighting out of Los Angeles via Chelyabinsk, Russia, and Toledo, Ohio’s Dallas Vargas (now 22-6-0, 16 KO’s, 176 lbs.). After a tentative start on the part of both boxers, with probing jabs, Sergey Kovalev opened up with a barrage that drove Vargas into the ropes and set the tone for the rest of what was to be a short bout, though scheduled for eight rounds. Vargas struggled throughout to find a strategy, never launching a solid offense, and leaving himself open for the pinpoint-accurate shots of Kovalev. Through most of the first round, Kovalev looked carefully for the most effective shots, rarely throwing combinations, but doing damage with an array of uppercuts, hooks and body shots. As the round continued Kobalev gained confidence and found multiple shots, finishing with a tirade that may have ended the fight if the bell had not intervened. (continue reading…)

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Popoca Featured in Chicago this Friday, Ready for Huge 2011

by on Nov.16, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Ivan Popoca (R) with David Diaz -- Photo Courtesy 8 Count Productions

Ivan Popoca (R) with David Diaz -- Photo Courtesy 8 Count Productions

CHICAGO, IL, November 16, 2010 — Undefeated Mexican junior welterweight prospect Ivan Popoca is hard at work in Chicago wrapping up training for his last bout of the year this Friday night, November 19th at WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 13 at the UIC Pavilion.

Featured in an eight rounder bout against Toledo, Ohio veteran Martin Tucker, 7-6-0 (3KO’s), fan favorite Popoca, 14-0-1 (10 KO’s), is solely focused on the task at hand. However, speaking after a recent training session at JABB Boxing Gym, the aggressive, all-action Guerrero, Mexico native allowed himself to look ahead to 2011. (continue reading…)

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Ivan Popoca vs. Martin Tucker Featured at Windy City Fight Night 13, Friday, November 19th

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

111910poster1CHICAGO, IL, October 27, 2010 — Chicago based Mexican fan favorite Ivan Popoca will face off against Martin Tucker of Toledo, Ohio, in one of the feature bouts at WINDY CITY FIGHT NIGHT 13 on Friday, November 19th at the UIC Pavilion, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions.

The Popoca/Tucker junior welterweight battle is scheduled for eight rounds and is one of three outstanding eight round bouts on the card. (continue reading…)

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Sharif Bogere vs. Martin Tucker Headlines ‘Hometown Heroes’ this Friday at Las Vegas’ Rio Casino

by on Apr.01, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

040210vegasposterLAS VEGAS, NV, April 1, 2010 — Sharif ‘THE LION WARRIOR’ Bogere will face off against veteran Martin Tucker in an eight round lightweight showdown in the main event of HOMETOWN HEROES, set for tomorrow night, April 2nd at the RIO CASINO in Las Vegas.

The undefeated Bogere, sporting a record of 14-0-0 (8KO’s), is coming off his career best victory, a third round stoppage over once beaten Jose Hernandez on February 26th in El Paso, Texas. (continue reading…)

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