World class professional boxing is returning to US Cellular Field, home of the Chicago White Sox August 23, 2014, starting at 6:00 PM. Local fight promoters, Hitz Boxing and Round 3 Productions signed on to stage this event at the South Side stadium. Last year’s event attracted 8,200 fans for the first outdoor boxing match in over a century.
The fights marked the first outdoor boxing event since 1962 at Comiskey Park when Sonny Liston knocked out Floyd Patterson to win the World’s heavyweight title.
This time around, Chicago’s own Donovan “Don Da Bomb” George (25-4-2, 22 Kos) will be fighting for the Super Middleweight World Title against Dyah Davis of Coconut Creek, Florida. Both of the boxing promoters for this event, Bobby Hitz of Hitz Boxing and Frank Mugnolo of Round 3 Productions signed George to their contract. When George won his first Golden Gloves championship it was Bobby Hitz who presented him with his trophy.
Hitz Boxing and Round 3 Productions just recently started working together in 2013. Hitz holds the record for longest running boxing promoter in Chicagoland.
Two other hometown boxing favorites representing Chicago are Frankie “Time Bomb” Scalise and Mike “Hollywood” Jimenez.
The boxing event is presented by B96 and will be hosted by The J Show’s very own J Niice and Showbiz Shelly. If you get to the park early on Saturday B96 will be hosting a live tailgate event for all the fans. If you do not have you tickets you can purchase them here.
Once you get your tickets for the event then you can purchase parking with Park Jockey at the McClellan school here!
You can also receive $5.00 off by using the promo code BOX14.