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Thomas ‘Cornflake’ LaManna and Protege Moses Molina to See Action on July 27th at Resorts in Atlantic City

by on Jun.20, 2012, under Boxing News, Press Releases

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, June 20, 2012 — On Friday night July 27th at Resorts in Atlantic City, undefeated Jr. Middleweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna will return to the ring in a six round bout.

Also scheduled to appear on the ESPN-2 Televised card will be undefeated Lightweight Moses Molina. (continue reading…)

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Changing the Guard in Hammond: Fight Night at the Horseshoe Casino/Friday Night Fights

by on Aug.21, 2011, under Boxing News, Guest Columnists

David Diaz (L) and Hank Lundy square off just before Lundy scores the final knockdown

David Diaz (L) and Hank Lundy square off just before Lundy scores the final knockdown

Report by Kerstin Broockmann

Photos by Scott Dray

HAMMOND, IN, August 19, 2011 — Hitz Boxing and Banner Promotions teamed up with ESPN’s Friday Night Fights to showcase three bouts between older, more experienced boxers looking to stay in the elite, and younger, stronger rivals hoping to use them as stepping stones to their own future careers. On the card were three Olympians, Chicago’s Montell Griffin and David Diaz and Demetrius Andrade. Diaz, 35, faced 28-year-old Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native “Hammerin’” Hank Lundy, a decorated amateur in his own right before embarking on his pro career, amassing a professional record of 20-1-1 (his only loss coming to John Molina), with 10 KO’s before proving his mettle by putting his NABF Lightweight title on the line against the far more experienced challenger Diaz. Demetrius Andrade had been considered one of the best prospects for a professional career of the 2008 Olympians, but has encountered some criticism for the level of competition he has encountered in his first 13 bouts, all of which he won. His decisive win against the 40-year-old but still dangerous Contender Season 2 winner Grady “Bad Boy” Brewer might allay some criticism, but Andrade’s defensive style, while effective, is proving a hard sell for casual boxing fans who prefer a less studious approach to earning a victory.  The undercard featured some entertaining scraps as well, including Montell Griffin’s bout against former contender Deandrey Abron, who had no answer for Griffin’s ring experience and I.Q. Griffin perhaps had the most successful evening of the Olympic trio, notching his 50th win by schooling his younger opponent in the old-school tricks of the trade that made him a champion.

The first bout featured featherweights Evgeny Gradovich (10-0, 6 KO’s, 126 lbs.)of Russia, now based in Arapahoe, North Carolina, squaring off against Providence, Rhode Island’s veteran Robert “Don’t Lose” Da Luz (16.2 lbs.). In the first round, Gradovich avoided most of Da Luz’s probing jabs to head, while directing combinations to body and head at his opponent, frequently backing him into the ropes.  Da Luz’s low left hand left him open to some sharp right hooks. While Gradovich clearly outworked Da Luz, Da Luz continued to launch sporadic attacks and seemed unfazed by Gradovich’s offense. (continue reading…)

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ESPN Friday Night Fights Coming to Hammond Horseshoe Casino

by on Aug.19, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

Diaz vs. Lundy/Provodnikov vs. Herrera Top Friday Night Fights-Televised Card

HAMMOND, IN, August 18, 2011 — Hitz Boxing and Banner Promotions have teamed up to proudly present an action-packed night of world-class professional boxing on Friday, August 19, in the luxurious “Venue” in the Horseshoe Casino, in Hammond, Indiana, that will also be televised live on ESPN Friday Night Fights.

Featured in a televised 10-round lightweight bout will be Chicago’s former WBC Lightweight Champion David Diaz (36-3-1, 17 KOs) taking on Philadelphia’s Henry “Hank” Lundy (20-1-1 10 KOs).

And in another televised battle will be the highly anticipated 12-round rematch between Ekaterinburg, Russia’s Ruslan Provodnikov (19-1, 13 KOs) and Lake Elsinore, California’s Mauricio Herrera (18-1, 7 KOs). (continue reading…)

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Fight Night at the Horseshoe Public Weigh-In Announce

by on Aug.16, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases


HAMMOND, IN, August 16, 2011 — The media and general public are invited to the official weigh-in for Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” event at the Horseshoe Casino (777 Casino Center Dr., Hammond, Indiana, in Ballroom C on the third floor) on Thursday, August 18 AT 5 PM.

The ESPN-televised “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” will be held the following night at the Horseshoe Casino, featuring in the main event, scheduled for 10 rounds in the junior middleweight division, former two-time world amateur champion and 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius Andrade, 13-0 with 9 knockouts, of Providence, Rhode Island, stepping up in class against his most accomplished and dangerous opponent yet as a pro – veteran Grady Brewer, 28-12 with 16 knockouts, of Lawton, Oklahoma. (continue reading…)

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Diaz Said He Was Retired…Mrs. Diaz Knew Better

by on Aug.16, 2011, under Boxing News, Press Releases

CHICAGO, IL, August 16, 2011 — Chicago’s David Diaz (36-3-1, 17 KOs) has his wife to Tonya to thank when he appears in the co-featured bout of the final episode of ESPN’s “Friday Night Fights” 2011 season, this Friday, August 19, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

The Former WBC lightweight world champion and 1996 U.S. Olympian had all but retired from boxing. (continue reading…)

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