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Latoria Defeats Gutierrez, Wisdom Prevails over Fiore at the Horseshoe Casino

by on Feb.20, 2012, under Boxing News

By Ryan Shaw
Photos By Jennifer Bohl
Latoria (left) slugs in close as Gutierrez covers.

Latoria (left) slugs in close as Gutierrez covers.

HAMMOND, IN, February 18, 2012 – Saturday night’s Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” at the Horseshoe Casino proved to be a night of high energy, heavy hitting, and daunting speed, which made for a great experience.

The main event fight featured the still undefeated heavyweight slugger David “Diesel” Latoria (10-0, 5 KOs, 217.2 lbs.) of Chicago, IL taking down, by unanimous decision, Edward “Ironman” Gutierrez (15-11-1, 6 KOs, 220.6 lbs.) of Oak Lawn, IL. The fight was scored at 60-55, 59-55, and 59-55 for Latoria, who won by unanimous decision. The fight was a battle to the final bell in which both fighters delivered big blows, leaving Gutierrez with a cut above his right eye.

 

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Johnny Lewus Successfully Continues Comeback at Belvedere Bash

by on Nov.24, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Terry Martin Scores First-Round KO; Chicago Fighters Correa, Taylor and Jimenez Go the Distance on Thanksgiving Eve Card

Allen Litzau (L) dodges a blow from Johnny Lewus (R)

Allen Litzau (L) dodges a blow from Johnny Lewus (R)

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, November 23, 2011 — Hitz promotions offered up a Thanksgiving Eve treat for fight fans at the ritzy Belvedere this evening. The event featured a trim Johnny Lewus taking on St. Paul’s Allen Litzau in a six-round main event, former UFC fighter Terry Martin looking to keep his boxing record perfect in his fifth fight, undefeated Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez taking on the more experienced James Denson, a battle of local rivals Gerald Taylor and Bruce Rumbolz and the professional debut of Chicago Golden Gloves Super Heavyweight Champion Erick Correa.

Terry Martin (L) squares off against Thomas Boose

Terry Martin (L) squares off against Thomas Boose

Starting off the evening, Chicago’s Terry Martin (203.5 lbs., 5-0, 5KO’s) tested the boxing skills he has been developing under renowned trainer Sam Colonna against the overmatched Thomas “TNT” Boose (208 lbs., 0-5) of Rockford, IL, in a heavyweight bout. The bout began with an exchange of jabs, with Boose using his superior reach to land a few more shots. The first telling blow of the bout arrived in the form of a left hook from Martin midway through the first round. While the pace was by no means blistering, Martin was more effective in mixing up his shots, bloodying Boose’s nose. A right hook to the body and a short overhand right foretold the eventual end, which came at 2:59 of the first when Martin landed a hook to Boose’s ribcage and followed up with a right to the chin that toppled Boose, who staggered to his feet, but not in time to keep Referee Celestino Ruiz from calling the knockout. Boose took the loss gracefully and Martin keeps his win and knockout record intact. (continue reading…)

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