Yakubu Amidu returns to Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe”
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 hitzboxing.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.
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.
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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