Hitz Boxing’s popular “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” series will return on Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, featuring Chicago’s own former heavyweight title challenger and long-time top contender “Fast” Fres Oquendo (33-7, 21 KOs) in the 10-round main event.
As has become the trademark of these successful shows, promoter Bobby Hitz has packed the undercard with local and international talent, including NABA-US Lightweight Champion Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu (20-3-1, 18 KOs) of Los Angeles via Ghana, in a six-round bout; undefeated heavyweight crowd pleaser David “Diesel” Latoria (10-0, 5 KOs), also in a six-rounder; popular Chicago super-middleweight dynamo Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (6-0, 3 KOs) will go six rounds; undefeated heavyweight powerhouse David Martin III (5-0, 4 KOS) of Hobart, Indiana, will fight four or less; fighting light welterweight gym owner Genaro Mendez (4-1-1, 3 KOs) will go six rounds; nearby Chesterton, Indiana, heavyweight Philip Triantafillo (2-0, 1 KO) will fight a four-rounder and professional super flyweight and former National Jr. Olympic Champion Johnny “WiteBoi” Determan (4-0, 3 KOs) from Nebraska will go four rounds.
“Due to the tremendous success of these shows and the record-breaking crowd we welcomed at the last show, we are bringing back several of the most popular fighters and introducing some new talent as well,” said Hitz Boxing Founder, Bobby Hitz. “Boxing shows at the Horseshoe are like bringing Las Vegas to the Midwest. It’s a fantastic venue with terrific people to work with and we’re all very excited about this great event.”
All opponents 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 for “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” are on sale now, starting at a fan appreciation price of $10, and are available at the “Venue” box office, ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets.