Jimmy Lange Boxing officials announced today that a 10-Round Middleweight Beltway Battle between Virginia fan favorite Jimmy Lange (38-4-2, 25 KOs) and popular Maryland fighter Tony “Mo Better” Jeter (13-3-1, 9 KOs) will headline its next card on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Patriot Center. Tickets, starting at $35 and available through all Ticketmaster Outlets including the Patriot Center box office, go on sale this Friday, April 20 at 10:00 am. The event is presented by Valcourt Building Services.
Considered one of the top showcases of its kind in the country, the event will feature an all-star undercard led by World Boxing Council (WBC) and Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) female middleweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson (6-0-1) of Ashburn, VA, undefeated junior welterweight Todd “White Lightning” Wilson (13-0, 3 KOs) of Fairfax, VA, and rising unbeaten heavyweight Duane Mobley (1-0) of Upper Marlboro, MD. Highly regarded teenage welterweight prospect Dusty Harrison (5-0, 2 KOs) of Washington, DC will make his Patriot Center debut on the card. The high school senior will be eligible for a Virginia boxing license on May 21 when he turns 18. Fighters’ opponents are to be determined.
This will be Lange’s first bout against a local boxer at the Patriot Center since defeating Perry Ballard on September 17, 2005. The former season one star from The Contender television series has headlined all 14 previous Patriot Center cards, compiling an 11-2-1 record. He’s on a seven-bout winning streak, having captured the World Boxing Union (WBU) Junior Middleweight and the World Boxing Council (WBC) NABA USA Light Middleweight belts along the way. In his last fight held February 11, 2012 in Fairfax, Lange scored a unanimous 12-round decision over Ruben Galvan.
Jeter is known for his punching prowess, which was on display during his Patriot Center debut on September 26, 2009, when he dropped Keith Gross with a devastating right that earned “KO of the Year” honors from Boxing Along the Beltway. This will be Jeter’s toughest opponent to date and first 10-round contest (Lange has gone 10 rounds six times and 12 rounds three times). The Stevensville, MD boxer went 9-0-1 following a two-and-a-half year hiatus from the sport before being upset by Jose Felix last December. Jeter avenged his loss to Felix two months later capturing the eight-round rematch and the Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) All-America and United States Boxing Union (USBU) Middleweight belts.
Lange and Jeter share one common opponent: tough Baltimore journeyman Mike McFail, whom they both defeated, Lange twice.
Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first fight scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. All bouts are subject to change. Tickets available through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office.
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