Tag: Simon Buettner
Fres Oquendo Toughs Out Victory at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN to Retain WBA Fedelatin Title and Add New Hardware
Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez Overcomes Hard Charging Opponent while Frankie Scalise Scores Explosive KO Win
Report by Kerstin Broockmann
Photos by Scott Dray
HAMMOND, IN, June 8, 2013 — Fres Oquendo did not make good on his prediction of ending fellow-Puerto Rican Heavyweight Derric Rossy’s evening early in the Main Event of Fight Night at the Horseshoe, presented by Bobby Hitz June 8 at The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. Though his performance was enough for him to hang onto his WBA Fedelatin as well as winning the NABA and WBC Silver Heavyweight Championships, he was not able to decisively impose his will on the younger Rossy through ten rounds. Hitz gave his fighters the chance to shine on the undercard, and they did, making for plenty of early-round knockouts. A few of the hired opponents did not recognize their roles, taking the house fighters the distance in entertaining scraps while others hung on longer than anyone could have predicted before tasting the canvas.
Sukhrab Shidaev (3-0, 2 KOs, 152.5 lbs.) of Grozny, Russia dominated Anthony Willis of Battle Creek, Michigan (1-3-1, 150.5 lbs.) at a catchweight of 152 pounds in the opening round. A powerful left hook from Shidaev began the bout. Though Willis demonstrated some power of his own, it was Shidaev who set the pace, stalking the American and mixing up punches to the head and body (with an occasional looping right to the back of Willis’s head). Shidaev timed Willis throughout the round and withstood Willis’s offense with an airtight defense. Shidaev’s left hooks to the body and head, combined with his wide but convincing right, were clearly taking their toll and Shidaev nearly ended the fight with another left hook to the head at the bell. (continue reading…)
Bobby Hitz to offer “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” live via Ustream Pay Per View on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 PM
Card to feature title bout between WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Champion “Fast” Fres Oquendo and Derric Rossy
CHICAGO, IL, June 4, 2013 — Bobby Hitz announced that Saturday night’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe”, featuring WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Champion “Fast” Fres Oqendo defending his title, as well as vying for the vacant NABA Heavyweight belt, against Derric Rossy, will be offered live on the Internet via Ustream. The webcast will be hosted by middleweight contender Donovan “Da Bomb” George and Craig Miller of 670 The Score, CBS Radio in Chicago. Dynamic super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez and equally exciting lightweight Frankie “Time Bomb” Scalise are the co-features for the card which will be held on June 8, at 7:30 PM at the The Venue inside of Hammond, Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino. Tickets start at $40.00 and are available at ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or The Venue box office. The Ustream webcast, which can be purchased for $9.99 via PayPal, can be found at HitzBoxing.com.
“The excitement for the title bout and the rest of the card is amazing. The pay per view webcast allows us to reach fans who can’t make it, especially for our fighters who are from out of town,” said Hitz. “I look forward to working with Donovan and Craig.” (continue reading…)
Few Surprises, but Some Entertaining Scraps, in Packed Card at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana
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…)
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.
By Kerstin Broockmann
Photos to be added later
HAMMOND, IN, August 18, 2012 — Hitz Boxing presented another Fight Night at the Horseshoe this evening at The Venue in Hammond. The evening’s bouts showcased the young and old(er) of Chicago’s boxing community, including a fight for the “over 40″ World Senior Boxing Council Championship between Middleweights Mike Kurzeja and Gerald Taylor. Headlining was Fres Oquendo, keeping busy in a bout Philadelphia’s Robert Hawkins. Undefeated Ghanaian Welterweight Abdullai Amidu (19-0) was unfortunately unable to make his Horseshoe Casino debut after his opponent withdrew too late to find a substitute. Local up-and-coming boxers Paul Littleton and Dimar Ortuz successfully stepped up against quality competition in crowd-pleasing wars, while more seasoned fighters David Martin III and Johnny Lewus found themselves in deeper waters than anticipated against opponents whose records belied their skills. Simon Buettner and Frank Scalise made short work of their hapless opponents. It was an evening of entertaining and occasionally explosive scraps.
Light Heavyweight Simon “The Punisher” Buettner (176 lbs) of Carpentersville, IL, entered the ring with a record of 1 win by knockout and no losses against Mukwonago, Wisconsin’s Mike “The Sandman” Reiter (172 lbs.), looking to get his first win after two losses. Buettner easily outclassed his older opponent, who, after a strong start, had no answers for Buettner’s sharper, harder punches. Buettner established himself behind the jab and quickly drove Reiter into the ropes, where a volley of body punches and hooks led to Reiter apparently taking a knee. Moments later, a right hook to the body, led to Reiter once again going down. He beat the count, only to find himself back on the ropes. Buettner continued the onslaught with hooks to the head and body shots, and a left hook buckled Reiter’s knees for the third time. Once again, Buettner attacked, driving his opponent to the ropes where another left hook dropped Reiter for the fourth and final time. Referee Kurt Spivey mercifully called a halt to the action at 2:16 of the first round, giving Buettner the TKO and improving his record to 2-0, 2 KOs. (continue reading…)