Tag: Mike Jimenez
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GARY, IN – It’s often said that bodybuilder types don’t do well in boxing. That doesn’t apply to Derrick “Superman” Findley, whose bulging back, shoulders and biceps generate tremendous torque that have hammered-out 13 knockouts of his 20 wins. His victims include a young Andrzej Fonfara (who won his light heavyweight IBF World Title eliminator vs. Gabriel Campillo in August), Ronald Hearns (son of all-time great Tommy Hearns), and a litany of second-tier fighters. In September, he stopped undefeated Mike Jimenez, who was 11-0 with 8 knockouts, but was battered mercilessly until his corner threw in the towel. That win became a no-contest when Findley tested positive for banned substances.
Forged in the mean streets of Chicago’s south side, Findley is very durable. He’s never been halted – save once to the ultra-talented world challenger Anthony Dirrell in March 2009 – but he can be out-slicked and out-boxed. This accounts for his 11 losses, which reads like a “Who’s Who” of up and comers in the sport. Names like Andre Ward (now WBA and WBC Super Middleweight Champion), J’Leon Love, Gilberto Ramirez Sanchez, Andre Dirrell, and Curtis Stevens fill this column in his ledger. (continue reading…)
“Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” to feature the return of impressive lightweight Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu
Exciting super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez, hard hitting Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz and hot prospect Johnny “Wite Boi” Determan will also be back in action
CHICAGO, IL, October 23, 2013 — Bobby Hitz announced that the always impressive lightweight Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu will return to the ring in the Main Event of “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” on Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM at The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Amidu (20-4-2 18 KOs), of Los Angeles by way of Ghana, impressed a national television audience with a controversial draw against Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KOs) on July 26. His opponent will be announced shortly. Joining Amidu on the card that evening will be exciting Chicago super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-0, 8 KOs) who will take on “King” David Thomas (10-4-2 8 KOs) of Evansville, IN in six round match. Tickets are available at The Venue Box office and hitzboxing.com.
“Our Black Wednesday card is packed with exciting evenly matched bouts and Chicago fight fans are in for excellent boxing,” said Hitz. “When Yakubu took that controversial draw against Burgos he proved that he deserves to be on the national stage, so its great to showcase him next month and I am excited to see how Mike bounces back after the Findley fight.” (continue reading…)
“The Battle At the Border” Featuring Undefeated Supermiddleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez vs Derrick “Superman” Findley Promises to Be Most Exciting Cross Town Boxing Match Since LaPaglia vs. Collins 30 Years Ago
Bobby Hitz promises that bout between Chicago’s Jimenez and Gary’s Findley will be a slugfest
CHICAGO, IL, September 11, 2013 — When dynamic super middle weight prospect Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-0 8 KOs) of Chicago takes his undefeated record into the ring against Gary, Indiana’s Derrick “Superman” Findley (20-11-1, 13 KOs) on Friday night it will be the most exciting cross town match up since Chicago middleweights Lenny LaPaglia and John Collins squared off 30 years ago at the UIC Pavillion, says promoter Bobby Hitz. The eight round “The Battle at the Border” will be the Main Event during “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” on Friday, September 13, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
“I cannot wait to see these guys go at it on Friday night, like LaPaglia versus Collins this is going to be a slugfest that lives up to the hype” said Hitz. “Findley likes to call out guys with undefeated records, saying that they look for easy fights, Mike resents that and he is looking to send a message to Findley and the boxing world that his undefeated record is no joke.” (continue reading…)
Public Weigh-In for Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Battle at the Border” to Be Held Thursday, September 12 at 5:00 p.m. in the Sixth Street Sports Bar at the Horseshoe Casino
Card to feature bout between undeafeated Super Middleweight Sensation Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez of Chicago and the always tough Derrick “Superman” FIndley” of Gary, IN
Super Middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez of Chicago (11-0, 8 KOs)
Super Middleweight Derrick “Superman” Findley of Gary, IN (20-11-1, 13 KOs)
Middleweight Donatas Bondas of Chicago (17-4-1, 6 KOs)
Middleweight Skyler Thompson of Rockford (12-7, 10 KOs)
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Bobby Hitz announces Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez to take on Derrick “Superman” Findley in “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” on Friday, September 13 in Hammond
Unbeaten Jimenez promises to bring the KRYPTONITE against “Superman” who stopped Fonfara in second round of their 2008 bout
CHICAGO, IL, August 19, 2013 — Bobby Hitz announced today that exciting super middle weight prospect Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-0 8 KOs) of Chicago will square off against Gary, Indiana’s Derrick “Superman” Findley (20-10-1, 13 KOs) in the eight round “IT’S TIME: The Battle of the Border” Main Event of “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” on Friday, September 13, at The Venue inside of Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. Tickets can be purchased at hitzboxing.com or The Venue box office.
“Mike is risking it all by fighting Derrick and he is working hard to prove that he and his unbeaten record are the real deal” said Hitz. “Both a loss and a win can change the trajectory of his career. He is stepping up big time and Chicago’s fight fans will benefit as a result.” (continue reading…)