March 6th Patriot Center Boxing Event Gaining Momentum

Bayan Jargal Added To Fight Card

Highly-regarded lightweight prospect, Bayan “The Mongolian Mongoose” Jargal (14-0-2, 9 KOs) of Arlington, VA, will face ring veteran Louie Leija (21-14-1, 15 KOs) of San Antonio, TX as the eight-round Co-Main event on the March 6 boxing card at the Patriot Center. The fight card presented by Valcourt Building Services features World Boxing Council (WBC) U.S. National Boxing Championship (USNBC) 154-pound title holder Jimmy Lange (31-3-2, 21 KOs) of Great Falls, VA battling Chase “The White Tiger” Shields (29-3-1, 14 KOs) of Houston, TX in the 12-round Main Event.

The 27-year old Jargal, fighting out of Arlington Boxing Club, amassed a 65-5 amateur record and advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2004 World Championships for Mongolia in the 132-pound division. He impressed fans and gained his first national television exposure on Versus Network last year scoring a second-round knockout of Francisco Rios Gil on the undercard of world champion Paul “The Punisher” Williams’ fight. In his last bout, Jargal earned a six-round decision against Guadalupe Diaz in Reno, NV and is looking for a victory in his return to the Patriot Center. He earned a draw against Richard Hall last September at the George Mason University campus venue.

Standing in Jargal’s path is a tough competitor with a considerable pedigree. Leija, the cousin of former two-time world champion Jessie James Leija, brings with him veteran skills and an impressive resume of opponents including Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jesus Chavez and Michael Stewart.

Other matches on the anticipated Jimmy Lange headlined card are Patrick Budd (2-1, 1 KOs) v Robert “Big Mac Attack” McConnell (4-3, 2 KOs) of Ellicott City, MD; junior middleweight Lawrence Jones (2-2-1, 1 KO) of Reston, VA v Vincent “The Beast” Batteast (1-1-1) of Severn, MD; “The Big Ticket” Dwayne McRae (5-2, 3 KOs) of Laurel, MD and Laurel Boxing Club v Chicago fighter Theron Johnson (3-2).

Top local welterweight prospect Andrew “The Doo Man” Farmer (13-1, 7 KOs) of Fort Valley, VA is set to face Ikem Orji (5-2, 1 KO) of Laurel, MD.

Juan “The Savior” Rodriquez (3-0, 3 KOs) of Haymarket, VA is set to make his return after recovering from an injury suffered in 2009. He'll go up against former Golden Gloves champion Damien Butler (0-2) of Glenarden, MD and Keystone Boxing. Butler is seeking his first professional win after a promising amateur career.

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