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Former Sparring Partners Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas and Genaro Mendez to Square Off in Crosstown Junior Welterweight Bout at “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” on November 27

by on Nov.24, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, November 20, 2013–When the always electrifying Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (8-1-1, 3 KOs) and Genaro Mendez (7-1-1, 4 KOs) square off in a six round junior welterweight bout a week from tonight during Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle,” it will be a hard fought bout between two former sparring partners who have great respect for one another.

This is one of two premiere crosstown bouts that promoter Bobby Hitz put together for his November 27th card at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.

“This is the fight card for Chicago fight fans. We are featuring local guys versus local guys. The guys you see in the neighborhood, the guys you see in the gyms, the guys you see at the grocery store,” said Hitz. “Unlike other guys who bring in nothing but out of town guys people have never heard of except their families, I know that local fighters, like Antonio and Genaro, are the bread and butter of the Chicago fight scene and deserve to be showcased.”

Both Canas, 33 and and Mendez, 30, are going to be ready for this fight thanks to the legendary Chicago trainers they will have in their respective corners when they step into the ring. Canas works with Sam Colonna and Mendez works with George Hernandez.

“I’m coming into this fight with my A game. I am in the best shape by far that I have been in my life,” said Canas. “Its going to an off the wall fight. There is going to a lot of back and forth. Whoever has the ability to adapt is going to win.”

Although Canas and Mendez have 7 knockouts between they are prepared for this fight to go the distance.

“I plan on going the full six and I am ready for it. I train hard and I believe in my skills,” said Mendez. “In boxing it only takes one punch and anyone can land that one punch. We both have that warrior mentality.”

Tickets are available at The Venue Box office and, doors open at 7:00 PM.
To listen to the full Canas/Mendez interview click here.

Tickets are available at The Venue Box office and, doors open at 7:00 PM.

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 the actuality show “Hitz Boxing,” a web series which has amassed over 5 million internet views. Over the year’s 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.

The $500 million Horseshoe Casino, a Caesars Entertainment Corporation property, just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago is the premier entertainment and gambling destination in Chicagoland. Where legendary gaming lives on, Horseshoe boasts more than 350,000 square feet with over 3,000 slot machines, over 100 table games, one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest, and more. The Venue at Horseshoe Casino is proud to offer the ultimate concert and entertainment destination and premier experience in a flexible space that can hold up to 3,300 guests. Dining elegance is not overlooked and guests can choose from a variety of dining options including; Jack Binion’s Steak House which overlooks Lake Michigan and winner of the 2009, 2010, 2011 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and the May 2012 OpenTable Diners’ Choice award, around-the-globe variety at the Village Square Buffet, and a taste of Chicago at Benny’s Pub and Eatery.

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