With Mike Tyson taking the stage & Hitz Boxing taking the ring The Venue will be the place for boxing fans in February
Chicago, IL, Tuesday, January 14, 2014–The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino will be a hotbed of action for Chicago boxing fans next month as Mike Tyson takes the stage for “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” on Saturday, February 8, and Hitz Boxing returns to The Venue on Friday, February 28 for “Fight Night at the Horseshoe.” Tickets for “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” are available at ticketmaster.com and tickets for “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” will be available shortly.
“With Iron Mike’s show on the 8th and our return on the 28th, February is going to be a hot month at The Venue” said Bobby Hitz. “There is no better place outside of Las Vegas to catch a show or a fight than The Venue.”
Tyson’s critically acclaimed one man play, directed by Spike Lee, features him providing a monologue of his life’s highs and lows in his signature style.
On Friday, February 28, at 7:00 PM Hitz presents “Fight Night at the Horseshoe.” The card will feature hot middleweight prospect Donatas Bondas (18-4-1, 6 KOs) of Chicago by way of Kaunas, Lithuania, exciting super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-0, 8 KOs) of Chicago, Chicago lightweight Russell “Rocky” Fiore (10-2-1, 7 KOs), super featherweight Fidel Navarette (3-0-1, 3 KOs) of Highland, IN and undefeated lightweight Jose “Chico” Arambula (6-0, 3 KOs) of Harvey, IL. The rest of the card will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets can be purchased at hitzboxing.com or The Venue box office.
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. The organization currently promotes the wildly popular “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, IN and is the subject of the actuality show “Hitz Boxing,” a web series which has amassed over 5 million internet views. 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.