Former Contender Star Headlines 14th Card at Patriot Center
Northern Virginia's Jimmy Lange (37-4-2, 25 KOs) will defend his World Boxing Union (WBU) junior middleweight title against veteran Ruben Galvan (27-20-4, 10 KOs) of Hammond, Ind., as the Main Event of the February 11, 2012 card at the Patriot Center.
Galvan is a Chicago-based Mexican American fighter boasting more than 50 pro bouts. Nicknamed the ‘Modern Day Warrior,’ he has faced such notables as Jorge Paez, Paul Spadafora, Dmitriy Salita, Zab Judah, Vernon Paris and current WBC middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. over his career. In his last fight, he lost a 10-round decision to Paul Delgado, in Atlanta on December 12, 2011.
Lange captured the WBU title with a crowd-pleasing six-round TKO over Raul Munoz at the Patriot Center on September 10, 2011. The turning point came in the fifth round with Lange’s solid right to his opponent’s chin. Lange’s left hook in round six took him down, and he finished Munoz by knocking him down two more times en route to his 25th victory by knockout.
The February 11 card also feature two additional world title bouts with Mike “No Joke” Stewart against Joe Wyatt for the vacant WBU welterweight belt and WBC middleweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson of Ashburn, Va., facing Vashon “Lady V” Living for the vacant WIBA women’s middleweight crown.
Also added are top regional welterweight prospects, Richie “The Rock” Andrews (2-0-3) and Juan “Savior” Rodriguez (4-1-1, 4 KOs), who will square off again in a four-round rematch.
The rest of the undercard will feature two dominant local fighters, both undefeated. Chantilly, Va. junior middleweight Zain “Tiger” Shah will face his toughest test to date with highly regarded “Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey, while junior welterweight Todd “White Lightning” Wilson of Fairfax, Va., vies for his 12th win opposite Fernando “The Whip” Basora.
A heavyweight battle between pro debuting Duane Mobley of Upper Marlboro, Md., and Dennis Benson of Norfolk, Va. is also scheduled.
See all the boxers Friday, February 10th for the official weigh-in at Brion's Grille in Fairfax, Va.
**Updated February 2, 2011**
Lange on the passing of Angelo Dundee:
We’ve lost a great human being whose contributions reached far beyond the world of boxing. I had the privilege and honor to have Angelo working in my corner for many of my fights over the past six years. To me he was a friend, confidant and a great boxing mind.
I’m glad that I was able to talk with him on a regular basis and we recently discussed my upcoming fight. His advice was always inspiring and encouraging to me. He always seemed to be correct in his analysis.
I will miss him dearly but he will always be in my heart and in my thoughts. My prayers are with him and his family. May God bless him and bring him peace.
Dundee passed February 1st. He was 90 years old.