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Bobby Hitz Returns to Chicago with “Night of the Rising Stars” on Friday, August 30 at Chicago’s El Rey Ballroom

by on Jul.17, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Card to feature the region’s best and brightest rising stars including Fidel Navarrete, Roy Navarro Adan Ortiz, Semajay Thomas and Antonio Canas

CHICAGO, IL, July 15, 2013 — Bobby Hitz announced today that Hitz Boxing will return to Chicago when it hosts “Night of the Rising Stars” at the El Rey Ballroom, 3504 Western Avenue in Chicago, on Friday, August 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM.  The card will feature the region’s best and brightest rising stars including Fidel Navarette, Roy Navarro, Adnan Ortiz, Semajay Thomas and Antonio Canas.  Tickets will start at $30.00 and will be available at the door.

“The young fighters taking to the ring on August 30 represent the best up and coming talent in Illinois.” said Hitz.  “We are glad to return to Illinois and to showcase these fantastic young kids.” (continue reading…)

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Fedosov, Ortuz Victorious in “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” Bouts

by on Apr.23, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Scalise continues to be impressive in his comeback

HAMMOND, IN, Monday, April 22, 2013 — Russian heavyweight sensation Andrey Fedosov knocked out Darnell “Ding-Al-Ling” Man Wilson in the fifth round of the Main Event of Saturday night’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” at The Venue inside Hammond, Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino.  The co-feature ended in the fourth round when cruiserweight Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz scored a fourth round technical knockout over Harvey Kilfian.  Before the evening’s first match Hitz Boxing and the fans in attendance paid tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and the fertilizer plant explosion in Waco, TX with a ten bell salute.  Additionally, the crowd thanked America’s first responders and military with a standing ovation prior to the National Anthem.

“It was a tough week for this country with the tragedies in Boston and Waco, as well as those impacted with local floods so we wanted to do something special and give our fans an opportunity to recognize the victims, survivors and heroes,” said Hitz, President and CEO of Hitz Boxing.  “I want to thank the fighters for putting on a good show and the Hitz Boxing team for their hard work but most importantly the fans for their support.  We look forward to being back at the Horseshoe on June 8.” (continue reading…)

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Bobby Hitz Announces April 20 Fight Night at the Horseshoe Lineup

by on Apr.18, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, April 10, 2013–Bobby Hitz announced today that Russian sensation Andrey Fedosov will fight Darnell “Ding-A-Ling Man” Wilson in an eight round heavyweight bout which will be the main event on Saturday, April 20 during “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” and that Dimar Ortuz will go up against Harley Kilfian in the six round cruiserweight co-feature. Tickets for the fight card, which returns to Hammond, Indiana’s The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino, are available at

“We are pleased to have a destructive heavyweight like Andrey as part of the Hitz boxing team, I expect big things for him and a world title can’t be too far out of reach,” said Hitz, President and CEO of Hitz Boxing. “I am pleased with Dimar’s development as a fighter. Chicago fight fans should be proud of this hometown boxer.” (continue reading…)

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Adrian Granados Outguns “Crosstown Rival” Antonio Canas in Crowd-Pleasing War at Windy City Fight Night 23 at Cicero Stadium

by on Dec.15, 2012, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

Adrian Granados (R) looks for a counter against the hard-charging Antonio Canas

Adrian Granados (R) looks for a counter against the hard-charging Antonio Canas

by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

CICERO, IL, December 14, 2012 — 8 Count Productions, with Round 3 Productions, returned to the Cicero Stadium this evening to present Windy City Fight Night 23, a short, action-packed card headlined by native son Adrian Granados facing Chicago slugger Antonio Canas in a Light Welterweight bout billed as a battle of “Crosstown Rivals.” The four fights featured local pros with strong amateur backgrounds. Chicagoans Junior Wright and Paul Littleton have been honing their skills and reputations while garnering unbeaten records in their short careers. Both faced other unbeaten newcomers. Chicago Golden Gloves standout Ed Brown seemed to have drawn a tough opponent for his pro debut in the far more experienced Dontre King, but he proved himself more than up to the challenge.

Ed Brown (top) launches his attack against veteran Dontre King

Ed Brown (top) launches his attack against veteran Dontre King

Cambridge, Maryland’s Dontre King (6-14-2, 2 KOs142 lbs.) entered the ring first, squaring off against Chicago’s Ed “Bad Boy” Brown (144 lbs.), making his pro debut. Hometown favorite Brown entered to the beating of marching band drums and the cheers of the crowd. Initially King held his own, trying to break through Brown’s guard with combinations to body and head. Brown covered well against his combinations and began finding his openings with a swift jab. As the round continued, Brown began closing in, raking King’s body with hard hooks and coming up with hooks to the head. King tried to go on the offense, but Brown’s counters kept him on the retreat. Several more body-head assaults from Brown looked to signal the end, which came in the form of a right hook to the head, sending King to the canvas, where referee Dave Smith waved off the fight, giving Brown his first victory by technical knockout at 2:26 of the first round. Another volley of drumming celebrated the victor as he left the ring. (continue reading…)

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Weigh-In Results for Tonight’s ‘Windy City Fight Night 23′

by on Dec.14, 2012, under Boxing News

Canas (left) and Granados at the weigh-inAntonio Canas and Adrian Granados at the weigh-in (photo courtesy of Tom Barnes)

8 Count/Round 3 Productions
Windy City Fight Night 23
Friday, December 14, 2012
Cicero Stadium
1909 S. Laramie, Cicero, IL

Adrian Granados, 139 vs. Antonio Canas, 140
Paul LIttleton, 165 vs. Jordan Brown, 162
Junior Wright, 197 vs. Nick Reeder, 195
Ed Brown, 144 vs. Dontre King, 142


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