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With a sold out event already come and gone back in January at the Belvedere in Elk Grove, Hitz Boxing has a busy spring in store for professional boxing fans.
It's a special edition of Hitz Boxing for a good cause on Friday, April 22, at the Belvedere in Elk Grove. Join us as we welcome the return of Tommy Zbikowski to boxing with a portion of the proceeds from this event going to the benefit the family of fallen Chicago firefighter Daniel Capuano.Tickets now on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2530916Come on out for a great cause and a great night of professional boxing from your friends here at Hitz Boxing.
Posted by Hitz Boxing Entertainment on Saturday, March 26, 2016
On Friday, April 22, it’s a special edition of Hitz Boxing for a good cause at the Belvedere in Elk Grove.
Join us as we welcome the return of Tommy Zbikowski to boxing with a portion of the proceeds from this event going to the benefit the family of fallen Chicago firefighter Daniel Capuano.
Join us for Fight Night @ The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond IN. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 for another great night of professional boxingOur main event of the evening features our very own Mike "Hollywood" Jimenez (19-1, 13 KOs) vs. Aaron Pryor, Jr. (19-9-1, 12 KO's) for the vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title.Tickets on sale now at http://www.ticketmaster.com/Fight-Night-At-Horseshoe-tickets/artist/1343177?tm_link=edp_Artist_Name
Posted by Hitz Boxing Entertainment on Friday, March 25, 2016
Join us for Fight Night @ The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond IN. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 for another great night of professional boxing.
Our main event of the evening features our very own Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (19-1, 13 KOs) vs. Aaron Pryor, Jr. (19-9-1, 12 KO’s) for the vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title.
CHICAGO — November 5, 2015 — One of Chicago’s favorite sons, Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez, returns to the Windy City on November 25th in the main event at Fight Night at the Horseshoe, the popular Hitz Boxing fight series, where he will compete for the NABA Super Middleweight and the WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight titles. Jimenez is coming off of a spectacular knockout win over Argentinian Francisco Ramon Benitez, a fight that earned Jimenez the UBF All-American Super Middleweight title. Jimenez’s fight with Benitez, which took place in Victoria, Australia, put Jimenez back in the win column after he suffered a highly-questionable stoppage versus Jesse Hart on the undercard of Mayweather-Pacquiao in May.
“It was a good opportunity for me to fight away from home, and be in a different realm,” said Jimenez of his last two fights. “It was good experience to fight around a different fan base where you don’t have the whole house going for you. You’re away from home, you don’t know anybody. It’s just you and the guy across the ring from you.”
Jimenez didn’t let the change in venue get into his head. “My mentality stays the same. I’m there to do one job – to take the guy out. At the end of the day, that’s really the only thing on my mind. Getting the win.”
Fighting away from home gave Jimenez a new appreciation for fighting in front of his friends, family and fans. “It means a great deal to me to come home to Chicago,” said Jimenez of his upcoming fight. “I have a little bounce in my step because the fights away from home are tough. Coming home, having all your friends, family, and the city behind me…it’s pretty exciting for me. More than anything I want to give them a good showing. I want to give them a big victory, and show my appreciation for everyone back home.”
Promoter Bobby Hitz expressed pride and excitement at “Hollywood’s” return. “We’re excited to have him back,” said Hitz. “I think it shows a lot of what he’s made of, how he rebounded so quickly, went halfway around the world and fought a tough fight to pick up that title. He didn’t sit and ponder what happened to him in the Jesse Hart fight. He just got back on his horse, went to a different country, a different part of the world, and won a tough fight over there. I’m excited to have him back home. Myself, the Chicago boxing community, Chicago’s boxing fans are eager to see him back in the ring at home.”
Doors to The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond open at 6:00 Wednesday, November 25th, and first bell is at 6:30. Tickets are priced $90 and 40, and are available at all Ticketmaster outlets. Boxing fans must be 21 years and older to attend events at the Horseshoe Hammond.
Hitz Boxing has an offer you can’t refuse.
To show our appreciation for those who’ve supported Hitz Boxing this year and in the year’s passed, we’re going to give you an opportunity to get 1/2 priced tickets for our last rumble of 2015 at The Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN. on Nov. 25, 2015 with Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez back in the ring after winning the Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) All America super middleweight title in Australia by a KO on June 27th of this year.
We’ll offer the half priced tickets starting at 10AM, Oct. 2nd and the offer is good through 10PM on Oct. 4th – while supplies last.
These seats are located in the orchestra pit so get ’em while you can!
Thanks for all your support from your friends here at Hitz Boxing
Chicago, IL, November 7, 2013–Although exciting Chicago super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-0, 8 KOs) saw his September fight against Derrick Findley (29-11-1, 13 KOs) stopped in the 7th round, he retained his undefeated record after the fight was ruled a no contest due to Findley testing positive for a banned substance. Jimenez will again try for his 12th win against no losses as he steps into the ring against “King” David Thomas (10-4-2, 8 KOs) on November 27, for a six rounder during Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle.”
“My last fight wasn’t my best. I trained hard and gave it my all. I showed everyone that I can hang in there and there is no quit in me,” said Jimenez. “But I need to show everyone I am better than what I showed in September. You are only as good as your last fight I am ready to show what I am made of.”
For his part Thomas looks to return to winning form after outings against gatekeeper Findley as well as middleweight contender Donatas Bondas (18-4-1, 6 KOs).
“For this fight I am moving up to the super middleweight division and I think the extra pounds will add to my power in the ring,” Thomas recently told the ringside.biz. “This is most definitely a statement fight for me. The guy is undefeated and a win over him I feel would open some doors for me. I want people to know I can fight and beat good competition.”
Jimenez, who weighed 166.25 lbs against Findley expects to take the ring at 168 lbs when he faces Thomas and is promising an exciting match.
I’ll be giving fans the excitement they love to come and see. I’ll be better and will put on an impressive show,” said Jimenez. “My team and I will be ready for WAR as always. I’ll be in BEASTMODE!”
Tickets are available at The Venue Box office and ticketmaster.com, doors open at 7:00 PM.
Chicago, IL, Wednesday, 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 ticketmaster.com.
“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.”
Although Jimenez remains undefeated, he suffered a setback when Derrick “Superman” Findley of Gary, IN stopped him in the seventh rough of their September bout which was ruled a “no contest” after Findley tested positive for a banned substance.
Hitz will also present two bouts between undefeated fighters. Omaha’s knockout specialist Johnny “Wite Boi” Determan (7-0, 6 KOs) will take on the equally tough James Smith (7-0 5 KOs) of Detroit in a six round super flight weight bout. Promising welterweight Roy Navarro (2-0, 1 KO) of Downers Grove will square off against Rockford’s dynamic Nick “Bad Boy” Ramirez (3-0-1, 1 KO) in a four round bout.
Chicago veterans Genaro Mendez (7-1-1, 4 KOs) of Chicago and Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (8-1-1, 3 KOs) will go six rounds in an eagerly anticipate light welterweight between local favorites.
Also on the card are: undefeated Chicago cruiserweight Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz (9-0, 6 KOs) of Chicago, who is back in action after a long lay off; lightweight Jose “Chico” Arambula of Harvey, (5-0, 2 KOs); Chicago welterweight Luis “Sito” Santiago (6-0, 1 KO); heavyweight Nick Asberry (2-0, 2 KOs) of Waukegan; super featherweight Fidel Navarrete (2-0-1, 2 KOs) of Highland, IN; female boxing sensation lightweight Kristin Gearhart of Chicago (1-0) and 2013 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion Eddie Ramirez who will make his pro-debut.