Jeter Defeats Lange to Win NABA USA Championship; Nelson Retains WIBA Belt in Dominating Affair

from press release

Fairfax, VA – Two years since their first rough-and-tumble affair that saw Tony Jeter upset Jimmy Lange in a controversial decision, the Maryland-based boxer once again defeated the popular Northern Virginia fan favorite in front of the Patriot Center crowd, earning a majority decision along with the North American Boxing Association’s USA middleweight belt. From the opening bell, the two ring warriors slugged it out for ten rounds, treating fans to another competitive battle But, it was once again Jeter, currently 17th rated by the World Boxing Council, using a steady stream of effective upper cuts, body punches and aggressive pursuit of Lange that helped him earn the victory.

In the Co-Main Event, Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) champion and local fan favorite, Tori Nelson, made her fourth successful WIBA title defense, besting Victoria Cisneros in a highly-entertaining affair that saw both fighters go toe-to-toe. While it took all ten rounds, and Cisneros put up a spirited defense, especially in the final round, Nelson swept all three judges’ cards to score a perfect victory.

Making his fourth Patriot Center appearance, former WBA Middleweight challenger Jonathan Reid met his match with Thomas Brown in a special attraction bout. The fight went the six-round distance, with Brown outpointing Reid, a Lange teammate from season one of “The Contender” series, to capture the unanimous decision.

Local, rising star Seth Billups put on a crowd-pleasing performance using an effective jab and impressive array of skills to defeat last-minute replacement Sean Lockhart by TKO.  After knocking down Lockhart in the first and second rounds, Billups kept the pressure going into the third before the referee stepped in and ended the contest.

Underdog Jess Noriega began quickly, taking the fight to Devar Ferhadi in the evening's third bout. The contest went back and forth for two rounds, while Ferhadi battered Noriega during the third round with some crushing body blows that led to a late-round knockdown. The bout ended when Noriega failed to answer the fourth round bell.

Former Washington Redskins linebacker Mike Balogun earned his second win by overwhelming pro-debuting Percy Womack. Womack tasted canvas early in the first round, before going down again and not making the 10-count to end the bout against the athletic Balogun who started boxing six months ago.

The first bout of the evening did not last long as Ray Terry knocked down Kevin Bartlett three times in the first round before referee Joe Cooper had seen enough and stopped the bout.

Results From 11/15/14 Patriot Center Boxing Card

Main Event – NABA USA Championship (vacant) 
10 Rounds Middleweight - Tony Jeter (18-4-1, 12 KOs) from Columbia, MD, defeated Jimmy Lange (38-6-2, 25 KOs) from Great Falls, VA, by MD (95-95, 97-93, 99-91)

Co-Main Event – Women’s Boxing International Association (WIBA) Championship
10 Rounds Welterweight - Tori Nelson (13-0-1, 3 KOs) from Ashburn, VA, defeated Victoria Cisneros (11-17-2, 4 KOs) from Albuquerque, NM, by UD (100-90 x 3)

6 Rounds Super Middleweight – Thomas Brown (16-4-2, 10 KOs) from York, SC, defeated Jonathan Reid (35-16, 9 KOs) from Nashville, TN, by UD (60-51, 60-54, 60-54.) 

4 Rounds Jr. Welterweight – Seth Billups (5-0, 4 KOs) from Ashburn, VA, defeated Sean Lockhart (5-25-2, 2 KOs) from Columbia, SC, by TKO at 2:04 in round 3. 

4 Rounds Super Middleweight - Devar Ferhadi (4-0, 3 KOs) from Frederick, MD, defeated Jess Noriega (3-12, 4 KOs) from Roanoke, VA, when Noriega’s corner stopped the fight after the third round. 

4 Rounds Heavyweight – Mike Balogun (2-0, 2 KO) from Upper Marlboro, MD, defeated Percy Womack (0-1) from Danville, VA, by KO at 1:20 in round 1. 

4 Rounds Super Middleweight – Ray Terry (2-0, 2 KOs) from Lynchburg, VA, defeated Kevin Bartlett (0-5) from Eden, NC, by TK0 at 2:10 in round 1.

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