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“Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” to feature the return of impressive lightweight Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu

by on Oct.27, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Exciting super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez, hard hitting Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz and hot prospect Johnny “Wite Boi” Determan will also be back in action

CHICAGO, IL, October 23, 2013 — Bobby Hitz announced that the always impressive lightweight Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu will return to the ring in the Main Event of “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” on Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM at The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Amidu (20-4-2 18 KOs), of Los Angeles by way of Ghana, impressed a national television audience with a controversial draw against Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KOs) on July 26. His opponent will be announced shortly. Joining Amidu on the card that evening will be exciting Chicago super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-0, 8 KOs) who will take on “King” David Thomas (10-4-2 8 KOs) of Evansville, IN in six round match. Tickets are available at The Venue Box office and

“Our Black Wednesday card is packed with exciting evenly matched bouts and Chicago fight fans are in for excellent boxing,” said Hitz. “When Yakubu took that controversial draw against Burgos he proved that he deserves to be on the national stage, so its great to showcase him next month and I am excited to see how Mike bounces back after the Findley fight.” (continue reading…)

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Breaking News: Due to Injury Dimar Ortuz Pulls Out of “Night of the Rising Stars”

by on Aug.15, 2013, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Dynamic cruiserweight with deal in place versus unbeaten Rafeal Murphy injured serving as sparring partner

Chicago, IL, August 15, 2013–Bobby Hitz announced today that Dimar Ortuz (9-0, 6 KOs) has informed him that due to injury he will have to pull out of the upcoming “Night of the Rising Stars” card on Friday, August 30 at Cicero Stadium in Cicero, IL. Ortuz, a dynamic cruiserweight from Chicago, injured himself serving as sparring partner working with other boxers training for their upcoming fights. A deal was in place for him to fight unbeaten Rafeal Murphy (6-0, 6 KOs) of Chicago.

“Hitz Boxing looked forward to welcoming Dimar back to the ring, this was going to be a great test for him” said Bobby Hitz. “What a horrible setback this is, I had just made him the Murphy offer the night before and then this happens. We wish him a speedy recovery.” (continue reading…)

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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.” (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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