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Short Card Not Short of Action As Chicago Prospects Take the Center of Ring in Cicero at Hitz Boxing’s ‘Night of the Rising Stars’

by on Aug.31, 2013, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Antonio Canas (R) Pursues Greg Coverson Jr. En Route to a Six-Round Decision Win

Antonio Canas (R) Pursues Greg Coverson Jr. En Route to a Six-Round Decision Win

by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

CICERO, IL, August 30, 2013 — Hitz Boxing’s ‘Night of the Rising Stars’ at Cicero Stadium lived up to its name, providing a showcase for local prospects, who did not disappoint. All four former amateur champions came up victorious in their bouts, though several found themselves facing more severe tests than they may have anticipated.

Coverson (R) tries to keep Antonio Canas at bay

Coverson (R) tries to keep Antonio Canas at bay

In the co-main event, Antonio “The Aztec God of War” (139, 8-1-1, 3 KO’s) waged battle against teak-tough and tricky Greg Coverson Jr. (139 lbs., 3-7-1, 2 KO’s) of Detroit, Michigan in a six-round Junior Welterweight bout. In an entertaining first round, both fighters went right to work, with Canas taking the upper hand with punishing body shots. Coverson weathered the storm and began accurately finding openings to the body and countering Canas’s attempts to go to the body with hooks to the head. It looked like the tide was turning, as Coverson peppered Canas with sharp straight punches and several well-timed uppercuts, but Canas surged at the end to take the round with another barrage to the body.  (continue reading…)

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Bobby Hitz Returns to Chicago with “Night of the Rising Stars” on Friday, August 30 at Chicago’s El Rey Ballroom

by on Jul.17, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Card to feature the region’s best and brightest rising stars including Fidel Navarrete, Roy Navarro Adan Ortiz, Semajay Thomas and Antonio Canas

CHICAGO, IL, July 15, 2013 — Bobby Hitz announced today that Hitz Boxing will return to Chicago when it hosts “Night of the Rising Stars” at the El Rey Ballroom, 3504 Western Avenue in Chicago, on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM.  The card will feature the region’s best and brightest rising stars including Fidel Navarette, Roy Navarro, Adnan Ortiz, Semajay Thomas and Antonio Canas.  Tickets will start at $30.00 and will be available at the door.

“The young fighters taking to the ring on August 30 represent the best up and coming talent in Illinois.” said Hitz.  “We are glad to return to Illinois and to showcase these fantastic young kids.” (continue reading…)

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Weigh-In Results for Tonight’s Fights at UIC Pavilion in Chicago

by on Mar.22, 2013, under Boxing News

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Television: ESPN Friday Night Fights

Promoters: Round 3 Productions, 8 Count Productions,

Warriors Boxing, Blue Wave Boxing

Venue: UIC Pavilion in Chicago, IL

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