The Thanksgiving Eve Ramada Rumble Enters Its 12th Year


The Thanksgiving Eve Ramada Rumble Enters Its 12th Year

Press release: For Midwest fight fans, it’s become as much as a tradition as turkey and football, and on Wednesday, November 24, live from the Ramada Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Hitz Boxing is pleased to present the 12th annual Thanksgiving Eve Ramada Rumble. Featured on this high-impact nine-bout card are two of Poland's finest, who will bring their own brand of “Polish Power” into the ring in separate heavyweight bouts that are practically guaranteed to produce fireworks. In the main event, perennial local favorite Art “The Polish Warrior” Binkowski (13-0-1, 9 KOs), the pride of Bielewa, will put his unbeaten record on the line in a ten round bout against always dangerous Charles “Buddy” Hatcher (15-6, 11 KOs) of Columbus, Ohio.

Taking center stage in the CO-feature will be Tczew, Poland's Tomasz Bonin (27-1, 15 KOs), who will make his United States debut in an eight rounder against heavy-handed Ed White (11-11, 8 KOs).

But that’s not all, as Hitz Boxing fans have come to expect some of the sport’s most competitive undercards every time the “Ramada Rumble” comes into town. Heavyweights Michael Alexander (4-0, 4 KOs) and Chris “The Headbanger” Riley (3-1-1, 1 KO) square off in a six round special attraction bout.

Six highly regarded prospects will also share the spotlight on November 24, as they place their undefeated records at risk. 

In action will be hard-hitting Chicago junior lightweight Jimmy “Superfly” Sandoval (7-0, 6 KOs), who will face Mike Pare (4-0, 3 KOs); heavyweight Nicolai Firtha (3-0, 2 KOs), who squares off against Lamar Stephens (4-1, 3 KOs); and junior welterweight Jose Manuel Ortega (1-0, 1 KO) will face an opponent to be announced shortly. Malachy Farrell 6-0 (4 KOs) of Chicago will not have to wait for an opponent though, as he already knows veteran Bryan Blakley (13-23-2, 4 KOs) of Grand Rapids, Michigan will be trying to remove the “0” from his record.

Also on the card will be the newest addition to the Hitz Boxing stable, former amateur star Rudy Cisneros (2-1, 2KOs), who will compete in a four round junior middleweight bout against a to be determined foe. Cisneros, who compiled a 152-31 record in the amateur ranks, was a two-time Junior Golden Gloves winner, the Under 19 National champion, the Under 19 World bronze medallist, Gold medallist at the Caribbean Games, and won International matches against Russia, England, Germany, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Said Cisneros on his decision to sign with Hitz, “It feels great, coming out of the amateurs with the credentials that I had, I was able to write my own ticket. I know Bobby and Hitz Boxing have the ability to take me where I need to be and that’s to the World Title. We have a game plan and are going to stick to it.” On his lone loss, Cisneros said, “I made a mistake, I jumped on the guy when thought he was hurt and he wasn’t and I got caught. It is what it is; many great boxers have had one loss early in their career so it’s in the past and it has made me a better fighter.”


Hitz Boxing is also pleased to announce thier deal with the all-new Comcast Sportsnet Chicago, a station that reaches over five million homes in the area.  Each month, Hitz Boxing will produce a two-hour show entitled “Punch TV”, Which the company likes to describe as “Pro boxing with a reality twist.”  Heading up the broadcast team will be three-time world champion Bobby Czyz and the undisputed king of Chicago Sports Radio, Mike North of WSCR 670 AM “The Score.” Bobby Hitz, founder of Hitz Boxing on teaming up with the all new Comcast Sportsnet Chicago said, "we formulated a relationship with Comcast Sportsnet to televise our shows on the network. There hasn't been a locally originated boxing telecast in the Chicago area since the mid to late 80's and I fought on quite a few of those shows. So it's very special for us to be involved with such a giant like Comcast to give fighters in Chicago the exposure they deserve. Hitz Boxing is solely responsible for the resurgence of Chicago boxing over the past 12 years and this is the next step in continuing with making our name synonymous with boxing in the Chicago area."

Tickets, affordably priced at $35 (General Admission), $50 (reserved ringside), and $100 (VIP Ringside – includes access to the Hitz Boxing / Gibson’s Steakhouse VIP room with complimentary food and drink), are available by calling 630-787-6600.