Mike Jimenez vs. Jesse Hart on Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard on May 2nd
Chicago, IL (March 16, 2015)– Chicago’s top boxing prospect “Hollywood” Mike Jimenez (16-0, 10 KOs) will be part of boxing history as he will be fighting for the vacant USBA Super Middleweight title on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather pay-per-view on May 2nd, live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“This is going to be the biggest night in boxing’s history, and the biggest night of my career,” said Jimenez. “I’m honored to be a part of it. The stage doesn’t get any bigger or brighter than this, and I can’t wait to bring the USBA Super Middleweight belt back to Chicago.”
Jimenez will take on fellow undefeated fighter, Jesse Hart (16-0, 13 KOs). The Philadelphia native has won his previous three fights all by knockout or technical knockout.
“Mike is one of the top super-middle weight fighters in the world,” added Jimenez’s long-time promoter, Bobby Hitz. “On May 2nd, he’s going to show everyone what Chicago-area boxing fans have known for a couple years now; that he is a world-class fighter ready to win championships.”
Before Jimenez performs on the pay-per-view stage, he will be in the main event of Hitz Boxing’s Fight Night at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana on March 28, 2015.
“I will head to Las Vegas and win the USBA Super Middleweight title, but first I have some business to take care of in front of my fans,” added Jimenez. “On March 28th, the people at the Horseshoe Casino will get a preview of what’s to come when I face Jesse Hart.”
Tickets for HITZ Boxing’s Fight Night at the Horseshoe Casino on Saturday night, March 28, start at $35 and are available now at Ticketmaster.com. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with a bell time of 7:00p.m. For the most up-to-date information about HITZ Boxing, please follow HITZ Boxing on Twitter (@HitzBoxing), Facebook (Hitz Boxing) and Instagram (@HitzBoxing).
Erick Bone impresses in Friday night fight against former Welterweight champion Shawn Porter
New York (March 16, 2015)–Boxing is a funny business. Sometimes, even when you lose, you win.
So it was on Friday night, when 26-year-old Ecuadorean junior welterweight Erick Bone showed the world that he is a world-class talent and willing warrior.
Bone, who lives in Queens, NY, and is managed by Eli Mackay, was stopped in round five by former world champion Shawn Porter on Spike TV in Ontario, California.. Viewers saw Bone having some success against Porter. That success may have been suprising as Bone took the fight on twenty-four hours notice.
In round two, Bone, who is signed to adviser Al Haymon, sprained his right knee. He fought for three rounds on one knee. “I won’t make any excuses. But I want people to know I will be back, on TV, and I will be ready for a summer fight,” said Bone (16-2).
Mackay said he is proud his boxer stepped up a weight class on such short notice. “He fought on one knee,” Mackay marveled. “A doctor said it was good the fight ended because Erick’s knee could have been seriously hurt. But it’s just a sprain. Bottom line, Erick is a real talent and will make noise at junior welterweight!”
“As the fight progressed, Erick was starting to figure out Porter. It would have been real interesting to see how it would have played over the scheduled twelve rounds had he not injured his knee.”