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Weights for the Belvedere Bash

by on Jun.21, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Mustafah Johnson (161 lbs.) vs Michael Jimenez (169 lbs.)

Mustafah Johnson (161 lbs.) vs Michael Jimenez (169 lbs.)

Promoter: Hitz Boxing

Venue: The Belvedere Banquet in Elk Grove, Illinois

Date: June 21, 2012. Doors open at 6:30, bouts begin at 7:30

Michael Jimenez 169 vs. Mustafah Johnson 161

Henry Coyle 155 vs. Damon Antoine 154 (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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Andy Lee Victory Highlights Short But Exciting Hitz Card in Indiana

by on Oct.03, 2010, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Andy Lee (R) on the attack against Troy Lowry

Andy Lee (R) on the attack against Troy Lowry

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

HAMMOND, IN, October 2, 2010 — Despite the absence on the card of several scheduled bouts, there was still plenty of action on tap for Hitz Boxing’s appropriately titled “Irish Invasion” show on October 2 at The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN.  Numerous changes left spectators with just five bouts, but there were enough fireworks for a longer evening.

Irish middleweight Andy Lee, from Detroit’s Kronk Gym via Limerick, headlined against veteran Troy Lowry, returning to the ring in short order after defeating Michael Walker by 8th round TKO on September 17 at the UIC Pavilion. The 40-year old Lowry, who had faced contenders such as Peter Quillin, Matt Vanda and Yuri Foreman, could not find an answer for the Irish southpaw, going down five times en route to being stopped at the end of the fourth round.  Chicago-based Irish super middleweight Henry Coyle returned to the ring to continue his quest to get back into contention, winning his second bout since a disappointing loss against the experienced Neil Sinclair in his home country. Unlike his last outing, which saw him win after a second round arm injury forced his opponent to quit, Coyle’s foil on this occasion, Mustafah Johnson, would not give up, leaving Coyle using all his weapons to stay inside the taller man’s range. Welterweight John Lewus looked for his third win of the year at The Venue in his quest to make up for lost time after a layoff of over a decade, but came up just short. Former Chicago Golden Gloves champion and fan favorite David Latoria faced his stiffest test to date as a professional and passed with flying colors. Rounding out the card, bantamweight Jeremias Correa made his successful professional debut against the more experienced but unimpressive Harvey Phillips. (continue reading…)

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