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Oquendo headlines June 8 in Hammond, Indiana

On Tuesday Bobby Hitz announced that the next installment of “Fight Night at the Horseshoe” will feature four of Chicago’s most exciting boxers as WBA Latin American Heavyweight Champion “Fast” Fres Oqendo (35-7, 23 KOs), super middleweight Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (10-0, 7 KOs), cruiserweight Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz (9-0, 6 KOs), lightweight Frankie “Time Bomb” Scalise (6-1, 6 KO’s) take to the ring at The Venue inside of Hammond, Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino on Saturday, June 8. Doors open at 7:00 PM and the actions begins at 7:30 PM. Tickets start at $40.00 and are available at, all Ticketmaster outlets or The Venue box office.

“With Povetkin and the Klitschko brothers deciding to take other fights we wanted to get Fres in the ring and keep him busy until he gets his shot,” said Hitz. “He deserves a title bout but until that time comes we will continue working him against other fighters.”

Jimenez and Ortuz remain unbeaten, while Scalise is staging an impressive comeback. All are fan favorites.

“Chicago boxing fans are witnessing amazing undefeated streaks by Hollywood and Dimar. These two local fighters are quickly distinguishing themselves as ones to watch,” said Hitz. “Frankie’s electrifying comeback has been really special for all who are witnessing it. On June 8th all four of these local fighters will put on a great show.”

Hitz will announce the rest of the card on Monday, May 13.

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