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Few Surprises, but Some Entertaining Scraps, in Packed Card at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana

by on Nov.22, 2012, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Mike "Hollywood" Jimenez Hits Antwun Echols with an Uppercut En Route to a Third Round Stoppage

Mike "Hollywood" Jimenez Hits Antwun Echols with an Uppercut En Route to a Third Round Stoppage

by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

HAMMOND, IN, November 21, 2012 — A few years ago, most of the young professionals on tonight’s Hitz Boxing’s Fight Night at the Horseshoe Casino card were making their marks at the Chicago Golden Gloves. In a Thanksgiving Eve show at the Venue, some faced stern tests and others began or continued their succesful professional careers. In the disappointing main event, Hollywood, California’s (via Shuya, Russia) former WBC Youth Heavyweight Champion Andrey Fedosov faced former NABA Light Heavyweight Champion, veteran “Rockin’” Rodney Moore, back in the ring for the first time since 2005. Chicagoans Dimar Ortuz and and Terry Martin put their 0′s on the line to square off against each other in a bout that promised, but did not deliver, fireworks. Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez faced veteran Antwun Echols, whose former power has clearly been eclipsed  by years. Former Golden Gloves Champions Simon Buettner and Adan Ortiz stayed perfect in their respective weight classes in two entertaining bouts. Jimmy Murphy and Jonathan Manos began their professional careers on the same day, as they had their amateur careers, and both stopped their opponents in the second round, though in very different fights. Rounding out the card were pugnacious lightweight Frank Scalise, heavyweights Josh Clark and Brian Houston in an exciting battle, welterweight Genaro Mendez demonstrating explosive power, up and coming Chicago-based middleweight Donatas Bondorovas outgunning hometown fighter David Thomas, and Pacquiao sparring partner Abdulai Amidu against perennially hopeful and overmatched Clifford McPherson.   (continue reading…)

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Weights from the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN: Hitz Boxing Fight Night, November 21, 2012

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

Main Event: Andrey Fedosov 226 lbs. vs. Rodney Moore226 lbs.

Main Event: Andrey Fedosov 226 lbs. vs. Rodney Moore 226 lbs.

Dimar Ortuz 192 lbs. vs. Terry Martin 189 lbs.

Mike Jimenez 170 lbs. vs. Antwun Echols 161 lbs.

Frank Scalise 135 lbs. vs. James Owens 133 lbs.

Jimmy Murphy 145 lbs. vs. Andrew Kato 149 lbs.

Simon Buettner 174 lbs. vs. Fred Thomas 167 lbs.

Brian Houston 206 lbs. vs. Josh Clark 223 lbs.

Jonathan Manos 158 lbs. vs. Bill Finn 160 lbs.

Adan Ortiz 121 lbs. vs. Salvador Perez 121 lbs.

Genaro Mendez 145 lbs. vs. Agustin Cicero 145 lbs.

Donatas Bondorovas 161 lbs. vs. David Thomas 162 lbs.

Abdulai Amidu 146 lbs. vs. Clifford McPherson 149 lbs.

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Spectacular Thanksgiving Eve Boxing Event Planned for Final Hitz Boxing ‘Fight Night at the Horseshoe’ of the Year on Black Wednesday, November 21

by on Oct.29, 2012, under Boxing News

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Promoter Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing will continue his yearly tradition of doing a boxing event on Thanksgiving Eve with his final “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” instalment of the year on a very special date: Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

Packed with local and international talent, Hitz’s remarkably popular Horseshoe shows never fail to deliver on action or old-school boxing glitz. Add in the fact that his annual Black Wednesday galas are “the place to be” in the Chicago every year on that day and a very special evening of world-class professional boxing is assured. (continue reading…)

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Touching Gloves with…Tony ‘The Tiger’ Baltazar

by on May.22, 2012, under Boxing News

By Dan Hanley

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In the early ’80s, when boxing once again meant big numbers in the network ratings, there came a pug out of the west coast, brandishing a wallop that put the live audience into a frenzy, not to mention the Nielsen ratings. When the name Tony ‘The Tiger’ Baltazar was noted in the quaint TV listings of the time, it harkened the return of hard-nosed action. For the day of the warrior was once again upon us.

DH: Tony, where did you first see the light of day?

TB: Well, I was actually born in East L.A., but grew up in La Puente, California.

DH: Growing up in California during the ’60s and ’70s, you must’ve had an incredible exposure to the game.

TB: Oh, I did (laughing), from a very early age. My Dad, Frank, Sr., was always training fighters and he would babysit my brother Frankie and I by bringing us to the gym with him. I was three years old putting on gloves that were bigger than I was. Then, it was called babysitting and boxing. Today (laughing), it’s probably called child abuse. (continue reading…)

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