Is Oquendo Vs. Pulev For WBA Heavyweight Championship Headed To Chicago?

According to Bobby Hitz, the President of Hitz Boxing, he is in talks to possibly bring the first WBA Heavyweight Championship fight in over 35 years to Chicago. “Yes, I can confirm that my co-promoter, Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions, and I have spoken to Kubrat Pulev’s promoter, Sauerland Event in Germany, about promoting [Fres] Oquendo and Pulev for the WBA Heavyweight Championship here in Chicago sometime early next year,” Hitz said.

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Hitz: Charr vs. Ustinov NOT fighting for WBA heavyweight belt

Alexander Ustinov, Fres Oquendo, Manuel Charr - Bobby Hitz, the President of Hitz Boxing and co-promoter of Fres Oquendo, together with Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions, came out swinging this morning after reading reports that the Manuel Charr vs. Alexander Ustinov bout that is being announced for November 25, 2017 in Germany will be for the WBA Heavyweight Title.  “We have received the personal assurance from Gilberto Mendoza, President of the WBA, that Charr vs. Ustinov will not be for the WBA championship, but rather will be an elimination bout for the right to fight Fres for the title,” Hitz said.

Bobby Hitz, the President of Hitz Boxing and co-promoter of Fres Oquendo, together with Roy Jones, Jr.’s Square Ring Promotions, came out swinging this morning after reading reports that the Manuel Charr vs. Alexander Ustinov bout that is being announced for November 25, 2017 in Germany will be for the WBA Heavyweight Title. “We have received the personal assurance from Gilberto Mendoza, President of the WBA, that Charr vs. Ustinov will not be for the WBA championship, but rather will be an elimination bout for the right to fight Fres for the title,” Hitz said.

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Tommy Zbikowski in action on 6/17 in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

CHICAGO — June 13, 2016 — Hitz Boxing returns to Elk Grove on June 17th, where Tommy Zbikowski resumed his professional boxing career in April after five long years out of the squared circle. The former Notre Dame football legend shook off the ring rust with a four-round unanimous decision over Keith Jackson, before returning to the ring just three weeks later in Hammond, Indiana. His sensational first round knockout performance at the Horseshoe Casino on May 14th erased any doubt that he’d found his new calling as a professional prize fighter. The Chicago firefighter returns June 17th at Hitz Boxing’s Fight Night at the Belvedere in a four-round cruiserweight bout.

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Mike Jimenez vs. Thomas Awimbono this Wednesday

CHICAGO — November 23, 2015 — Chicago boxing fans are in for a sensational night of boxing to kick off the holiday weekend this Wednesday at the Horseshoe Hammond, when Hitz Boxing presents a special Thanksgiving Eve edition of its long-running series, Fight Night at the Horseshoe. The stacked card features the return of Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (18-1, 12KO), who will face Thomas Awimbono (25-4-1, 21KO) in a ten round bout for the NABA Super Middleweight and WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight titles. It is Jimenez’s first fight in his hometown of Chicago since facing Jesse Hart on the Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard, and going “down under” to defeat Francisco Benitez for the UBF All America Super Middleweight title in June.

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