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In 1991, Bobby Hitz single-handedly revived boxing in his beloved city by hosting its first world championship fight in 25 years and by staging a badly needed bi-monthly boxing series at the Ramada Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, for 12 years called “The Ramada Rumble”. Hitz Boxing’s first show featured future all-time great James Toney.
Hitz Boxing has promoted shows at venues such as the Hollywood Casino, the Allstate Arena, the UIC Pavillion, the Bismarck Hotel and the Lumiere Casino in St. Louis. Hitz Boxing has also co-promoted shows in venues all over the country while working with boxing notables such as Oscar De La Hoya, Cedric Kushner and Art Pellulo, to name a few.
Over the years, featured fighters have included such local and international stars as heavyweight champions Oleg Maskaev and Ruslan Chagaev, light heavyweight champions Antonio Tarver and Reggie Johnson, Detroit middleweight standouts Dwight Davidson and Anthony “Baby” Jones, Roy Jones conqueror Montell Griffin, heavyweight champion Greg Page, light heavyweight champion Dwight Muhammad Qawi, Julio Cesar Chaves conqueror Frankie Randall, exciting sluggers Teddy Reid and JC Candelo, Angel “El Diablo” Manfredy, Thomas Hearns conqueror Iran Barkley, future lightweight king David Diaz, “The Foul Pole” Andrew Golota, longtime heavyweight contender and world title challenger “Fast” Fres Oquendo, future cruiserweight king O’Neil Bell and many others.
The Hitz Boxing business model is simply to promote and produce consistently superior events for our expanding fan base. Hitz Boxing likes to feature many local fighters and help get them to where they want to be in boxing. Hitz Boxing goes into the community and builds relationships with sponsors, fans, fighters and venue staff. When you bring in Hitz Boxing, you want to build a program that is successful for everyone involved. Our fans remain loyal to Hitz Boxing because they know quality and integrity are built into the fabric of everything we do.
Hitz Boxing began it’s latest successful venture, “Fight Night at The Horseshoe Casino” in Hammond, Indiana in 2009.