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Elite Heat’s Boxers Fight Their Way To Nationals

To continue their dominating way, six amateur boxers from the renowned Elite Heat Boxing Gym in Newark, NJ cruised their way into the nationals, emerging as champions in the regional silver gloves tournament.


Over the past few years Elite Heat has established itself as having one of the top amateur boxing programs in the nation, as they consistently produce champion fighters of all ages and weights.

“Team Elite Heat shined at the regionals,” said Vito Mielnicki, owner of Elite Heat Boxing. “We took six out of eight boxers that qualified for the tournament to the nationals.”


The seventh boxer who made it into the nationals fought out of Garden State Boxing.

The results of the regional silver gloves are as follows:

Eysa Dorsey def. Elias Short, CT 10/11 yr. 70 lbs.

Vito Mielnicki def. Tyler Capasso, CT 10/11 yr. 75 lbs.

Malik Nelson walk over 12/13 yr. 75 lbs.


Rajohn Chance def. Felix Parrillo, CT 12/13 yr. 80 lbs.

Anthony Fluentes def. Natash Williams, NY 12/13 yr. 85 lbs.

Maduah Abdus Salaam def. Saquan Anthony, NY 12/13 yr. 132 lbs.

John Bauza def. Jeffrey Torres, CT 14/15 yr. 125 lbs.

Winning is nothing new for Team Elite when they travel to the national tournaments. They have showed in each tournament that they have one of the most formidable amateur programs in the country, and expect to continue their dominating ways and win the championship in the 2013 Silver Gloves Nationals.

The accomplishments of Elite Heat’s young amateur boxers speak for themselves:

Vito Mielnicki is a 2 time Junior Golden Glove National Champion and 2012 Ringside World Champion
Malik Nelson is a Jr. Golden Glove Champion and 2012 Ringside World Champion
Eysa Dorsey was the 2012 Jr. Golden Glove National Champion
Rajohn Chance was a 2011 Jr. Golden Glove National Champion

Not only specializing in amateur boxing, Elite Heat Boxing in Newark is home to an array of up-and-coming prospects, including undefeated super middleweight John Thompson (10-0).

Elite Heat Boxing has also recently announced their annual tournament will be held from May 3 to May 5, 2013.

For more information on the gym, the fighters, or to register for Elite Heat’s third annual boxing tournament visit www.eliteheatgym.com.

Bobby Hitz, the “Godfather of Chicago Boxing” to put on show on Friday, February 15th

Bobby Hitz, the “Godfather of Chicago Boxing” will return on Friday, February 15, 2013, with his own version of a St. Valentine’s Day massacre in the form of another of his jam-packed nights of old-school professional boxing at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

Fresh off an extended recurring role on the Fox series Mob Doctor where he played right hand man to the mob boss played by William Forsythe, Hitz will continue his series of Horseshoe boxing shows that are known for consistently delivering all-action fights to the sold-out crowds who flock to this Indiana casino just 20 minutes outside Chicago.

The first main event of the year will feature the rematch of an explosive war held last November at this very same venue, as Chicago (via Lithuania) middleweight Donatas Bondorovas (16-3-1, 5 KOs) will once again face Evansville, Indiana’s “King” David Thomas (10-3-2, 8 KOs) in an eight-round battle.

In their first encounter, Bondorovas had to get off the floor and survive several shaky moments before storming back to win 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 once and for all.

Several Chicagoland favorites are scheduled to appear in supporting bouts including Chicago’s red-hot undefeated Dimar “Strongman” Ortuz (7-0, 5 KOs), who will go six rounds in the cruiserweight division. Ortuz is coming off back-to-back sensational victories at the Horseshoe over then-undefeated opponents Donta Woods and Terry Martin.

Also returning for a six-rounder is wildly popular Chicago super middleweight prospect Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez (8-0, 5 KOs), who is fresh off his very impressive stoppage of former world title challenger Antwun Echols last November at the Horseshoe. Jimenez will fight twice this month and is looking to have a breakout year in 2013.

In matches already finalized, Hammond, Indiana’s own heavyweight powerhouse David Martin III (6-0-1, 5 KOs) is coming back for a six-rounder against Chicago tough guy 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 bear against explosive Chicago native Russell “Rocky” Fiore (6-2-1, 6 KOs) in a four-rounder.

In another six-round bout, talented Hitz Boxing prospect 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); pro super flyweight and former National Jr. Olympic Champion Johnny “WiteBoi” 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).

All opponents not specified will be announced shortly.

The high-class atmosphere and luxurious surroundings the Horseshoe has to offer make their boxing shows a Las Vegas-style night of boxing that Chicago-area fans don’t have to get on a plane to enjoy.
The Horseshoe Casino has an intimate, comfortable venue with luxurious seats, a spectacular gaming area, free parking, exquisite food and all the amenities — and is just 20 minutes from Downtown Chicago.

Tickets are priced at $90 Ringside & $40 Orchestra and available at all Ticketmaster outlets and ticketmaster.com.

On fight night, doors open 6:30 pm and the action starts at 7:30.

All bouts are subject to change.

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