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Donovan George, Mike Jimenez Participate as ‘Team Boom’ at Hammond, Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino Friday, April 18!

by on Apr.16, 2014, under Boxing News

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Chicago, IL (April 11, 2014) Chicago’s two most popular professional boxers, DONOVAN “Da Bomb” GEORGE and ‘Hollywood” MIKE JIMENEZ will return to battle on Friday, APRIL 18 at the Windy City’s premier fight venue, Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, it was announced today by Chicago’s leading boxing promoters Hitz Boxing and Round 3 Productions.

“These are the two most popular fighters in Chicago and with our anticipated huge crowd, local fight fans should expect an excellent night of action,” said Bobby Hitz, now in his 25th year of promoting in Chicago. “With tickets starting at just $25.00, this is an excellent value for the sports fans dollar.” (continue reading…)

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Donovan “Don Da Bomb” George to Make His “Fight Night at Horseshoe Hammond” Debut in His April 18th Return to the Ring as He Headlines Stacked Card

by on Mar.28, 2014, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Exciting Chicago super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez and Russian sensation Andrey Fedosov also to be featured

CHICAGO, IL, March 26, 2014 — Chicago’s very own super middleweight prospect Donovan “Don Da Bomb” George (24-4-2, 21 KOs) will return to the ring on Friday, April 18, as he makes his “Fight Night at Horseshoe Hammond” debut as the headliner at the The Venue. Joining George as co-features on the card are exciting Chicago super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (13-0, 10 KOs) of Chicago and Russian heavyweight sensation Andrey Fedosov (24-3, 19 KOs) who just relocated to the Windy City. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, The Venue box office and hitzboxing.com. Prices start at $19.00, the first fight is at 7:00 PM.

“Donovan is working hard and he is ready. There is no better place for him to return to the ring than The Venue and ‘Fight Night at Horseshoe Hammond,” said Bobby Hitz. “This card is stacked with local fan favorites with great followings.” (continue reading…)

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Bondaravas Falls Short versus Monroe, and Kopylenko, Gattica, Adams Advance in Boxcino Tourney

by on Mar.01, 2014, under Boxing News

By Juan C. Ayllon

Photos courtesy of Hitz Boxing/ Tomba-Images

Bondaravas, at left, and Monroe mix it up.

Bondaravas, at left, and Monroe mix it up.

HAMMOND, IN, March 1, 2014 – It could have been him facing Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. tonight on HBO instead of Brian Vera – but for a translation error.

In a compelling seesaw battle televised by ESPN last March, the Lithuanian Donatas Bondaravas suffered cuts to the bridge of his nose and the inside of his right eye, prompting referee Charlie Fitch to ask him between rounds if he could still see.  His trainer, Sam Colonna, who was acting as interpreter, translated his response as “not good” and then despite protests, the bout was halted in the seventh round in favor of Vera, who ironically lost a controversial decision to Chavez last September in his biggest payday and faces him again tonight. (continue reading…)

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Weights for ESPN2′S Friday Night Fights: Fight Night at the Horseshoe Presents Boxcino Middleweight Championship Tournament

by on Feb.28, 2014, under Boxing News

Photo by Tom Barnes

  Willie Monroe Jr., at left, with Donatas Bondoravas (photo by Tom Barnes)

Friday, February 28, 2014

ESPN Friday Night Fights

Horseshoe Casino

Hammond, Indiana

Banner Promotions, Hitz Boxing, Round 3 Productions (continue reading…)

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Hitz Boxing along with Banner Promotions to bring ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” to The Venue as It Kicks Off Its 2014 “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” Series on Friday, February 28

by on Jan.20, 2014, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, hitzboxing.com and The Venue Box office

CHICAGO, IL, January 20, 2014 — Bobby Hitz announced that Hitz Boxing has joined forces with Banner Promotions to bring ESPN2’s “Friday Night Fights” to Hammond, Indiana’s The Venue on Friday, February 28. On that evening Hitz’ wildly popular “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” will kick off its 2014 season at 7:00 PM. Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, hitzboxing.com and The Venue box office.

“The Venue is the Midwest’s most exciting place to see a boxing match and the presence of the ‘Friday Night Fights’ cameras as well as broadcast team will add to what was already an electrifying evening,” said Hitz. “It is my pleasure to work with my dear friend Art Pellulo and his team at Banner.” (continue reading…)

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