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Hard Punching Headlines Hitz Fight Night at the Horseshoe in a Night of Knockouts

by on Jun.21, 2014, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Report by Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Scott Dray

Dimar Ortuz (L) on his way to dismantling Daniel Adotey Allotey

Dimar Ortuz (L) on his way to dismantling Daniel Adotey Allotey

HAMMOND, IN, June 20, 2014 — Though lacking a “name” headliner (Donovan George, who had been scheduled to headline, had to withdraw), Hitz Boxing’s Fight Night at the Venue at the Horseshoe Casino still featured some entertaining scraps as local boxers practiced their craft and faced some live opponents. Simon Buettner won a controversial Majority Decision over William Chouloute in a boxer/brawler matchup that tested both. Russell Fiore didn’t have much time to demonstrate his evolving style as he systematically dismantled Tim Carrizales before stopping him in the second. Will Coix weathered an early onslaught from the game but overmatched Thomas Amaro to dominate their battle en route to a TKO in the third. Antoine Knight showed more grit than he should have as Adan Ortiz proved his mettle at Featherweight with a technically proficient, explosive performance, showing that he could take some heavy shots as well as dishing them out as he scored a fourth round TKO. Heavyweight James Shorter took Nick Asberry into deep water, throwing punishing hooks from inside until the bigger Asberry finally found a way to keep his opponent at the end of his punches and finish him in the fourth. Frank Scalise landed a vicious left hook at will until he put away the hapless Justin Gauthier at the end of the first round. Headliner Dimar Ortuz broke down the heavy-handed but sluggish Ghanaian Daniel Adotey Allotey, never giving his bigger opponent the opportunity to launch a counter-offense until Allotey retired at the top of the fifth. (continue reading…)

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Hard-Hitters Dimar Ortuz vs. Daniel Adotey Allotey Headline This Friday’s ‘Fight Night at Chicago’s Horseshoe Casino!

by on Jun.19, 2014, under Boxing News

Dimar Ortuz, at right, stopping a previous foe several years ago (photo by Belle Ayllon)

Dimar Ortuz, at right, stopping a previous foe several years ago (photo by Belle Ayllon)

 

CHICAGO, June 19, 2014 — A stacked card of action packed professional boxing is planned this Friday Night, June 20 for Chicago fight fans as the latest installment of the acclaimed “FIGHT NIGHT at the HORSESHOE HAMMOND” is presented by the Windy City’s longtime leading promoter Hitz Boxing in association with Round 3 Productions.

Headlining “FIGHT NIGHT at the HORSESHOE HAMMOND” is an outstanding eight round cruiserweight clash between undefeated Chicago fan favorite DIMAR “Strongman” ORTUZ and hard-hitting Ghanaian DANIEL ADOTEY ALLOTEY. (continue reading…)

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Get Tickets Now: ‘Fight Night’ Returns to Horseshoe Casino Friday, June 20!

by on May.14, 2014, under Boxing News

Chicago’s Finest, including Dimar Ortuz, Frankie Scalise, Fidel Navarette, Russell Fiore, and More to Appear at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN

 

Dimar Ortuz, at right, en route to stopping Francois Russell several years ago (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)

Dimar Ortuz, at right, en route to stopping Francois Russell several years ago (photo by Juan C. Ayllon)


CHICAGO, May 14, 2014 — Chicago’s Hitz Boxing in association with Round 3 Productions have announced details for the next installment of the acclaimed “FIGHT NIGHT” series set for FRIDAY, JUNE 20 at Chicago’s premier professional boxing venue, the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

Advance tickets starting at $25.00 for “FIGHT NIGHT” are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, The Venue/Horseshoe Box Office and HitzBoxing.com. Doors open on the night of the event at 7:00 p.m. CT with the first bell at 7:30 p.m. CT. The Horseshoe Casino is located at 777 Casino Dr. in Hammond, IN 46320. (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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