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Full Card Announced for Hitz Boxing ‘Thanksgiving Eve Belvedere Bash’

by on Nov.16, 2011, under Boxing News

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The full card has been announced for Hitz Boxing’s triumphant return of the “Thanksgiving Eve Belvedere Bash”, on Wednesday, November 23, at the posh Belvedere Banquet in Elk Grove, Illinois.

In the night’s potentially sensational main event, former world title challenger Johnny Lewus (25-4-1, 21 KOs) will face Saint Paul, Minnesota’s Allen “The American Boy” Litzau (13-6, 7 KOs) in a guaranteed-all-action eight-round lightweight battle. (continue reading…)

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Andrzej Fonfara Destroys “Seek and Destroy” Spearman and Jaime Herrera Looks Sharp Against Wiley Robert “The Wolf” Jones

by on Sep.24, 2011, under Boxing News, CBZ Columnists

Local Fighters Taken into Deeper Waters on Undercard with Mixed Results

Jaime Herrera (R) attacks Robert L. Jones

Jaime Herrera (R) attacks Robert L. Jones

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

CHICAGO, IL, Friday, September 23, 2011 – Windy City fight Night 19, presented by Dominic Pesoli’s 8 Count Productions at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion, saw the return of fan favorite Andrzej Fonfara, whose huge contingent of Polish supporters were not disappointed by his efficient dissection of his latest foe. In the co-main event, Jaime Herrera successfully continued to build his winning streak in a war against the upset-minded Robert L. Jones. Chicago-based Ukrainian Viktor Polyakov was welcomed back to the ring by hard-punching Romaro St. Johnson. The undercard featured local fighters facing more experienced fighters, though not all proved to be the tests that they looked to be on paper, as well as the professional debut of Dimar Ortuz.

Viktor Polyakov (L) successfully counters Romaro St. Johnson

Viktor Polyakov (L) successfully counters Romaro St. Johnson

The first bout of the evening featured middleweight Viktor Polyakov (8-0, 6 KO’s, 161 lbs) of Chicago via Ukraine returning to the ring to face the more experienced Romaro St. Johnson (11-4-1, 7 KO’s, 161.5 lbs.) of Joliet. Both men came with bad intentions in the first round. St. Johnson worked behind a stiff jab, while Polyakov raked the body of his opponent and exploited the openings he created. By round’s end, the body shots were starting to take their toll on St. Johnson and his corner was urging him to return the favor. (continue reading…)

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