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Bobby Hitz announces expanded line ups for “Night of the Rising Stars” on August 30 and “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” on September 13

by on Aug.09, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz joins August card and Johnny “Wite Boi” Determan added to September card

Chicago, IL, Wednesday, August 7, 2013 — Bobby Hitz has announced expanded line ups for Hitz Boxing’s two upcoming “Fight Night” series cards. On Friday, August 30 at Dimar Ortuz joins the “Night of the Rising Stars” card at Cicero Stadium in Cicero, IL, which also includes Antonio Canas, Ricardo Chavez, Fidel Navarette, Roy Navarro, Adan Ortiz and Semajay Thomas. Two weeks later Johnny “Wite Boi” Determan will be added to the September 13 installment of “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” at The Venue inside of the Horseshoe Casino in Hammon, IN, which will also feature Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez, Frank “Time Bomb” Scalise, Simon “The Punisher” Buettner, Russell “Rocky” Fiore, Chad McKinny, Genaro Mendez, Rob Menigoz and Nick Ramirez. Tickets for both events are on sale now at

“Being able to stage two fights in two weeks speaks to the wealth of talent we have in the Hitz Boxing stable,” said Hitz. “These guys are working hard and the fans will be treated to two great nights of boxing.”

As the matchups are being finalized Hitz also announced that Determan of Omaha, NE, who is 7-0 (6 KOs), has agreed to a super flyweight fight against James Smith of Detroit, MI, who is also 7-0 (5 KOs), at the Horseshoe.

“I commend Johnny and James for agreeing to this match-up because both fighters are willing to test themselves against someone with an unblemished record,” said Hitz. “Both of these young boxers know that to be the best you have to beat the best, this is going to be a great fight.”

ABOUT HITZ BOXING: Since its debut in 1991, Hitz Boxing has been the Midwest’s leading boxing promoter. Led by Bobby Hitz, who boasted a 21-4 record with 18 KO’s as a boxer, Hitz Boxing is the longest running boxing promoter in the Chicago area dating back to the bi-monthly boxing series the “Ramada Rumble,” held at the former Rosemont Ramada Inn. The organization currently promotes the wildly popular “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN and is the subject of “Hitz Boxing,” a reality show airing on YouTube which has amassed over 5 million views. Over the years the organization has produced matches that have included some of the top names in boxing such as James Toney, Antonio Tarver, Montell Griffin, Iran Barkley, Andrew Golota and “Fast Fres Oquendo.

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