Promoter Bobby Hitz, “The Godfather of Chicago Boxing”, as well as undefeated Chicago prospects Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz (7-0, 5 KOs) and Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (8-0, 5 KOs) will be appearing on ATG Radio at 10pm EST/9pm CT tonight
Hosted by Frank Stea, Tim Kudgis, and Mike Doss, tonight’s show will also feature undisputed Heavyweight Champ Wladimir Klitschko and UK Promoter/Manager Frank Maloney.
The trio will be on to discuss this Friday’s (February 15) “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” at the Horseshoe in Hammond, Indiana, in which Jimenez and Ortuz will appear in separate bouts on the Hitz-promoted show.
The night’s main event will feature the rematch of an explosive war held last November at the very same venue, as Chicago (via Lithuania) middleweight Donatas Bondorovas (16-3-1, 5 KOs) will once again face Evansville, Indiana’s “King” David Thomas (10-3-2, 8 KOs) in an eight-round battle.
Also scheduled are Hammond, Indiana’s own heavyweight powerhouse David Martin III (6-0-1, 5 KOs), coming back for a six-rounder against Chicago tough guy Felix Abner (3-2, 2 KOs); and 21-year-old Rockford, Illinois, lightweight Anthony Linenfelser (3-3, 3 KOs) against explosive Chicago native Russell “Rocky” Fiore (6-2-1, 6 KOs) in a four-rounder.
Popular locals also featured in four-round fights will be junior welterweight Genaro Mendez (5-1-1, 3 KOs); pro super flyweight and former National Jr. Olympic Champion Johnny “WiteBoi” Determan (5-0, 4 KOs) from Nebraska, as well as the other heavily decorated Chicago-based amateur he is on a collision course with: 21-year-old super flyweight prospect Adan Ortiz (5-0, 4 KOs); welterweight “Irish” Jimmy Murphy (1-0, 1 KO) and the second fight of welterweight Nick Ramirez (0-0-1).
All opponents not specified will be announced shortly.
The high-class atmosphere and luxurious surroundings the Horseshoe has to offer make their boxing shows a Las Vegas-style night of boxing that Chicago-area fans don’t have to get on a plane to enjoy.
The Horseshoe Casino has an intimate, comfortable venue with luxurious seats, a spectacular gaming area, free parking, exquisite food and all the amenities — and is just 20 minutes from Downtown Chicago.
Tickets are priced at $90 Ringside & $40 Orchestra and available at all Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com.
On fight night, doors open 6:30 pm and the action starts at 7:30.
All bouts are subject to change.