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Hitz Boxing’s ‘Fight Night at the Horseshoe’ Series Continues February 18

by on Jan.30, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

HAMMOND, INDIANA, jANUARY 25, 2012 — The next installment of Hitz Boxing’s wildly popular “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” series will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, featuring heavyweight contender “Merciless” Mike Mollo (20-3-1, 12 KOs) of Oak Lawn, Illinois; NABA-US Champion Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu (20-2-1, 18 KOs) of Los Angeles via Ghana; Vladikavkaz, Russia’s undefeated welterweight prospect Alanbek Kozaev (19-0, 6 KOs); the unveiling of newly signed Cleveland-based junior welterweight prospect Prenice “Greatness” Brewer (16-1-1, 6 KOs); and a host of local favorites and warriors who have earned their spots through previous strong performances.

While the main and co-main and many of the opponents are yet to be determined, also scheduled to appear are unbeaten heavyweight slugger Dave Latoria (9-0, 5 KOs); popular local super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (5-0, 3 KOs) who will face Bruce “The Rage” Rumbolz (22-23-2, 15 KOs) of Sterling, Illinois; Lafayette, Louisiana, lightweight Chris Singleton (3-0, 2 KOs); the second four-round professional bout of Chesterton, Indiana, heavyweight Philip Triantafillo (1-0, 1 KO); Chicago junior welterweight Genaro Mendez (3-1-1, 2 KOs) will face Omaha’s debuting Eric Corrona; and the debut of Omaha, Nebraska-based former amateur heavyweight star (and newest member of the Hitz Boxing stable) Brian Houston in a surprisingly stern first test for his first time out against Chicago’s Felix Abner (3-2, 2 KOs). (continue reading…)

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Fight Night at the Horseshoe Public Weigh-In Announce

by on Aug.16, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

COME TO THE HORSESHOE CASINO (BALLROOM C ON THE 3RD FLOOR) ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 5 PM FOR THE OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN AND MEET ALL FIGHTERS AND ORGANIZERS FOR THE SEASON FINALE OF FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS BEING HELD THE FOLLOWING NIGHT! ALL ARE WELCOME!

HAMMOND, IN, August 16, 2011 — The media and general public are invited to the official weigh-in for Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” event at the Horseshoe Casino (777 Casino Center Dr., Hammond, Indiana, in Ballroom C on the third floor) on Thursday, August 18 AT 5 PM.

The ESPN-televised “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” will be held the following night at the Horseshoe Casino, featuring in the main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior middleweight division, former two-time world amateur champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade, 13-0 with 9 knockouts, of Providence, Rhode Island, stepping up in class against his most accomplished and dangerous opponent yet as a pro – veteran Grady Brewer, 28-12 with 16 knockouts, of Lawton, Oklahoma. (continue reading…)

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Hitz Boxing Stages Triumphant Return to Rosemont on May 18

by on May.19, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

“Irish” Andy Wins Titles But Not Hearts Over 10 Rounds; Yakuba Amidu and Henry Coyle Impress with Early Stoppages

Andy Lee (R) attacks Alex Bunema on the way to victory

Andy Lee (R) attacks Alex Bunema on the way to victory

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

ROSEMONT, ILLINOIS, May 18, 2011 — Hitz Boxing Promotions returned to Rosemont this Wednesday, May 18, with two Irishmen featured in separate middleweights bouts. Andy Lee of Limerick squared off against Alex Bunema for the NABA and NABF titles, and Henry Coyle of Geesala faced Keith Collins of Missouri. Crowd-watchers and celebrity hounds could spot several, including First Lady of Boxing Jackie Kallen, the very visible celebrity ring announcer Amy Hayes, actor Vince Vaughn, as well as several former Chicago Bears and politicians, including legendary Chicago Bears defensive back Shaun Gayle.

Felix Abner (L) looks for his opportunity against Keon Graham

Felix Abner (L) looks for his opportunity against Keon Graham

Kicking off the fistic action were Felix Abner (now 3-2, 1 KO, 226 lbs) of Chicago and Keon Graham (2-6, 234 lbs.) of Akron, Ohio.  Graham looked to be carrying a few extra pounds, but seemed unconcerned by the trim Abner, who entered the ring wearing a Bulls shirt. Round one began with both men jabbing, with Abner out-landing Graham, who backed up on his heels. Early in the round, Graham was rocked by a left hook but recovered.  A cross in the second half of the round sent Graham into the blue corner, with Abner taking the opportunity to land a few more shots. The round proceeded at a measured pace, Abner stalking Graham looking for opportunities, and Graham drifting into the ropes to only to be caught by punches to head and body. (continue reading…)

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Golden Boy Introduces New Prospects Fidel Maldonado and Trevor McCumby in Separate Bouts at ‘Fight Night Club’ on October 28

by on Oct.27, 2010, under Boxing News, Press Releases

DE LA HOYA, MOSLEY, MORA, DE LEON, ORTIZ, MOLINA, RODELA, HUERTA, GOMEZ & MANY MORE SET TO ATTEND THURSDAY NIGHTS HALLOWEEN CARD!

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 26, 2010 – Some of boxing’s top young talent returns to the ring at L.A. LIVE’s Club Nokia this Thursday night, October 28, with Gary Russell Jr., Fidel Maldonado Jr., Trevor McCumby, Dion Savage, Yakubu Amidu and Shane Mosley Jr. leading the way on a “Fight Night Club” event no true fan will want to miss. 

In a six round featherweight main event, 2008 United States Olympian Gary Russell Jr. (12-0, 9 KO’s) from Capitol Heights, Maryland hopes to keep his unbeaten professional record intact when he takes on Mission, Texas’ Guadalupe De Leon (8-11, 4 KO’s).  The co-main event, scheduled for four rounds in the lightweight division, will see the Golden Boy Promotions debut of 19-year-old former amateur star Fidel Maldonado Jr. (4-0, 4 KO’s) of Albuquerque, New Mexico square off against Atlanta’s John Willoughby (2-5, 1 KO). (continue reading…)

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