Midwest fight promoter Bobby Hitz and Hitz Boxing LLC return to the scene where it all started over 25 years ago. On Wednesday November 3rd, 2004 Bobby Hitz/Hitz Boxing LLC will deliver yet another night of action packed professional prizefighting to Chicago area fight fans as they showcase the second installment of their "Bar Room Brawl" series. "The Shark City Showdown", Live! From Shark City Sports Bar and Grill located at 2240 Bloomingdale Road in Glendale Heights, IL.
Headlining the card is Illinois State Heavyweight Champion Art "The Polish Warrior" Binkowski (12-0,9KOs), Art returns to the ring after a smashing 2nd round knockout victory in June. Art is eager to showcase his skills once again to all of his loyal fans. Still undefeated, Art will be taking on another tough challenger in a scheduled 6 round heavyweight bout. The western suburbs very own Tommy "Tomcat" Spinks (2-0, 2 KOs) will also make his return to the boxing scene after a two year layoff due to shoulder and back injuries. The excitement doesn"t end there , in a heavyweight special attraction bout, Thomas Hayes (16-1, 11 KOs), protégé of former Mike Tyson trainer Kevin Rooney steps into the ring looking to extend his fourteen fight win streak. Also on the show will be the always exciting and Crunch Fitness trainer Extraordinaire Chris Riley (2-1) and last but not least Joseph "The African Assassin" Awinongya (11-8, 3 KOs) returns after suffering a disputed decision loss to undefeated Ed Gutierrez (15-0, 5 KO"s) as they battled for the vacant Illinois State Cruiserweight title just 2 weeks ago.
Hitz had this to say on his return to where it all began. "This is a homecoming for me in many ways, as a youth I was always interested in boxing and I was pretty handy with my dukes on the playground. The mayor of Glendale Heights had started a program called "The Glendale Heights Boxing Club" which was conveniently located behind my boyhood home in the basement of The Glendale Heights Police Department which was coincidently strategically placed behind my home as well. Through that program I acquired my foundation in boxing and I became the first golden gloves champion to come out of that program. It will be great to see many of my childhood friends and the many supporters I had as a fighter. Shark City is the perfect venue to see prizefighting up close and personal. Most importantly this night will be dedicated to a dear friend of mine who has been stricken with Cancer and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to him and his family."
The night continues with a live appearance by AC/DC tribute band Dirty Deeds. The hottest AC/DC tribute band around, Dirty Deeds Indeed, was established in the summer of 1995 in Jyväskylä, Finland. Because Dirty Deeds Indeed is a tribute to late AC/DC front man Bon Scott, all the material they play is from Scott-era albums: mix that with a little prizefighting and you have got yourself a night that is guaranteed not to disappoint.