On Wednesday, November 27, undefeated super flyweights Johnny “Wite Boi” Determan (7-0, 6 KOs) of Omaha, NE and “Machine Gun” James Smith (7-0, 5 KOs) of Detroit ,MI will square off at Hitz Boxing’s “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” and if the phone conversation they shared last Thursday is any indication their bout will be full of fireworks.
“I train hard for every fight, I treat him like he is the best fighter I’ve ever fought, even though he is not,” Smith opened the call with.
“I would say this my toughest opponent to date, we are not looking past him,” Deteman said.
Both fighters predict this fight will not go the distance.
“It’s not going to go the distance, that’s for sure. Both of us are power punchers. He is going to end up on the canvas,” Determan said.
“I feel like playing with two or three rounds,” Smith said. “If he stand in front of me he is going to sleep early. His best bet is to try to out box me.”
To that point Determan responded “I want to slug with you, you don’t hit hard, you only have five knockouts.”
Promoter Bobby Hitz is looking forward to this fight and called both fighters true professionals
“As the promoter of this fight, regardless of the outcome of this fight, this fight to me means the most,” said Hitz. “Making this fight was by far the easiest thing I have done in this business because I dealt with guys who are true professionals.”
To listen to the entire call visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Tickets are available at The Venue Box office and hitzboxing.com, doors open at 7:00 PM.
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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