INDIANA SHOW ANNOUNCED FOR FEB. 15TH
Press Release: Bobby Hitz will promote a professional boxing show at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana on Friday, February 15, 2013. Hitz, a former pro boxer himself who recently had a recurring role on the Fox series Mob Doctor where he played the right hand man to the mob boss, will continue his series of Horseshoe boxing shows at the Indiana casino located just 20 minutes outside Chicago. The main event will feature the rematch of a war held last November at this very same venue, as Chicago (via Lithuania) middleweight Donatas Bondorovas (16-3-1, 5 KOs) faces Evansville, Indiana's "King" David Thomas (10-3-2, 8 KOs) in an eight-round battle. In their first encounter, Bondorovas got off the floor and survived several shaky moments before winning via a come-from-behind (and some would say early) stoppage in round two. Plenty of doubt remains and both fighters are eager to do it again and prove their superiority.
In undercard matches already finalized, Hammond, Indiana heavyweight David Martin III (6-0-1, 5 KOs) is coming back for a six-rounder against Chicago Felix Abner (3-2, 2 KOs); and 21-year-old Rockford, Illinois, lightweight Anthony Linenfelser (3-3, 3 KOs) will bring his brand of excitement to face Chicago native Russell "Rocky" Fiore (6-2-1, 6 KOs) in a four-rounder.
Several Chicagoland favorites are scheduled to appear in supporting bouts including Chicago's Dimar "Strongman" Ortuz (7-0, 5 KOs), who will go six rounds in the cruiserweight division. Ortuz is coming off back-to-back victories at the Horseshoe over then-undefeated opponents Donta Woods and Terry Martin.
Also returning for a six-rounder is Chicago super middleweight Mike "Hollywood" Jimenez (8-0, 5 KOs), who will fight twice this month and is looking to have a breakout year in 2013.
In another six-round bout, Prenice Brewer (16-3-1, 6 KOs) will return to action in a welterweight match-up.
Popular locals also featured in four-round fights will be junior welterweight Genaro Mendez (5-1-1, 3 KOs); super flyweight and former National Jr. Olympic Champion Johnny 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).
Tickets are and available at all Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com. On fight night, doors open 6:30 pm and the action starts at 7:30.