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Amidu to headline Nov 27 Hitz Boxing card

Bobby Hitz announced that the always impressive lightweight Yakubu “Black Mamba” Amidu will return to the ring in the Main Event of “Fight Night at the Horseshoe: The Black Wednesday Battle” on Wednesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM at The Venue at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond. Amidu (20-4-2 18 KOs), of Los Angeles by way of Ghana, impressed a national television audience with a controversial draw against Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KOs) on July 26. His opponent will be announced shortly. Joining Amidu on the card that evening will be exciting Chicago super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (11-0, 8 KOs) who will take on “King” David Thomas (10-4-2 8 KOs) of Evansville, IN in a six round match.

“Our Black Wednesday card is packed with exciting evenly matched bouts and Chicago fight fans are in for excellent boxing,” said Hitz. “When Yakubu took that controversial draw against Burgos he proved that he deserves to be on the national stage, so its great to showcase him next month and I am excited to see how Mike bounces back after the Findley fight.”

Although Jimenez remains undefeated, he suffered a setback when Derrick “Superman” Findley of Gary, IN stopped him in the seventh rough of their September bout which was ruled a “no contest” after Findley tested positive for a banned substance.

Hitz will also present two bouts between undefeated fighters. Omaha’s knockout specialist Johnny “Wite Boi” Determan (7-0, 6 KOs) will take on the equally tough James Smith (7-0 5 KOs) of Detroit in a six round super flight weight bout. Promising welterweight Roy Navarro (2-0, 1 KO) of Downers Grove will square off against Rockford’s dynamic Nick “Bad Boy” Ramirez (3-0-1, 1 KO) in a four round bout.

Chicago veterans Genaro Mendez (7-1-1, 4 KOs) of Chicago and Antonio “Aztec God of War” Canas (8-1-1, 3 KOs) will go six rounds in an eagerly anticipate light welterweight between local favorites.

Also on the card are: undefeated Chicago cruiserweight Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz (9-0, 6 KOs) of Chicago, who is back in action after a long lay off; lightweight Jose “Chico” Arambula of Harvey, (5-0, 2 KOs); Chicago welterweight Luis “Sito” Santiago (6-0, 1 KO); heavyweight Nick Asberry (2-0, 2 KOs) of Waukegan; super featherweight Fidel Navarrete (2-0-1, 2 KOs) of Highland, IN; female boxing sensation lightweight Kristin Gearhart of Chicago (1-0) and 2013 Chicago Golden Gloves Champion Eddie Ramirez who will make his pro-debut.

Tickets are available at The Venue Box office and

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