Advance tickets starting at $25.00 for “FIGHT NIGHT” are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, The Venue/Horseshoe Box Office and HitzBoxing.com. Doors open on the night of the event at 7:00 p.m. CT with the first bell at 7:30 p.m. CT. The Horseshoe Casino is located at 777 Casino Dr. in Hammond, IN 46320.
Said Hitz, “The lineup we’ve put together for the event is truly Chicago’s toughest prospects and newcomers. Our commitment to Chicago’s boxing fans has never wavered, make great fights featuring the best local talent.”
Following a hard fought battle on April 18 at the Horseshoe Casino, undefeated cruiserweight DIMAR “Strongman” ORTUZ will stay active with a return to action in a scheduled eight round clash.
Ortuz improved to 9-0-1 (6KO’s) with a valiant performance in his highly anticipated return, a six round draw against hard punching Detroit veteran Mitch Williams.
Bridgeport’s favorite son, hard hitting lightweight FRANKIE “Time Bomb” SCALISE, 7-1-0 (7KO’s) will return to the action looking to improve on his four-fight knockout streak.
Drawing huge crowds to his four previous appearances at the Horseshoe Casino, Scalise is looking to stay active in 2014.
Also coming off a fantastic performance on April 18, undefeated junior lightweight fan favorite FIDEL “Feroz” NAVARETTE will see action in a four round tilt.
The 23-year-old Navarette, 5-0-0 (3KO’s), won an action packed four round unanimous decision over Tim Carrizales thrilling his huge fan base in his sixth appearance at the Horseshoe Casino.
Lightweight prospect RUSSELL “Rocky” FIORE will also return to the Horseshoe Casino ring in a scheduled four rounder. Riding a six bout-winning streak, this will be Fiore’s ninth appearance at the Hammond, Indiana venue.
Fighters rounding out the extensive undercard in separate bouts include; light heavyweight SIMON “The Punisher” BUETTNER, 5-1-0 (3KO’s), undefeated junior welterweight JOEY “The Celtic” PREDATOR, 2-0-0 (2KO’s), junior welterweight EDDIE RAMIREZ, 4-0-0 (3KO’s), welterweight WILL COIX, 1-0-0 (1KO), cruiserweight “Gentleman” JAMES SHORTER, 5-2-0 (3KO’s) and the pro debut of popular amateur star, SAM HOROWITZ.