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Bobby Hitz announces next ‘Fight Night at the Horseshoe’ to take place on Friday, September 13 with a main event featuring Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez

Chicago, IL, Wednesday, July 10, 2013–Bobby Hitz announced today that Hitz Boxing will return to Hammond, Indiana’s The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino at 7:00 PM on Friday, September 13, 2013, as it presents “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” which will feature super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez fighting in the main event. Heavyweight David Martin, and lightweight Frank “Time Bomb” Scalise will also fight that evening. The rest of the card will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets can be purchased at or The Venue box office.

“Mike is an exciting fighter and people are starting to take notice, its time for him to be the main event.” said Hitz. “Chicago boxing fans are in for a great evening of fights.”

Since its debut in 1991, Hitz Boxing has been the midwest’s leading boxing promoter. Led by Bobby Hitz, who boasted a 21-4 record with 18 KO’s as a boxer, Hitz Boxing is the longest running boxing promoter in the Chicago area dating back to the bi-monthly boxing series the “Ramada Rumble,” held at the former Rosemont Ramada Inn. Over the year’s the organization has produced matches that have included some of the top names in boxing such as James Toney, Antonio Tarver, Montell Griffin, Iran Barkley, Andrew Golota and “Fast Fres Oquendo.

The $500 million Horseshoe Casino, a Caesars Entertainment Corporation property, just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago is the premier entertainment and gambling destination in Chicagoland. Where legendary gaming lives on, Horseshoe boasts more than 350,000 square feet with over 3,000 slot machines, over 100 table games, one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest, and more. The Venue at Horseshoe Casino is proud to offer the ultimate concert and entertainment destination and premier experience in a flexible space that can hold up to 3,300 guests. Dining elegance is not overlooked and guests can choose from a variety of dining options including; Jack Binion’s Steak House which overlooks Lake Michigan and winner of the 2009, 2010, 2011 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and the May 2012 OpenTable Diners’ Choice award, around-the-globe variety at the Village Square Buffet, and a taste of Chicago at Benny’s Pub and Eatery.

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Two of Chicago’s Best Prospects Coming to the Hammond Horseshoe!

507Two of Chicago’s hottest boxing prospects are set to appear at promoter Bobby Hitz’s next installment of his wildly successful boxing series entitled “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” on Friday, February 15, at the Horseshoe in Hammond, Indiana.

Undefeated Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez and Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz will each be featured in separate fights in support of the night’s intriguing main event rematch between Chicago (via Lithuania) middleweight Donatas Bondorovas (16-3-1, 5 KOs) and Evansville, Indiana’s “King” David Thomas (10-3-2, 8 KOs).

32-year-old cruiserweight Ortuz (7-0, 5 KOs) will go six rounds against Memphis southpaw Grover Young (7-8-1, 4 KOs). Continue reading