Fairfax, VA (August 29, 2012) – In a much-anticipated ten-round middleweight battle, Jimmy Lange (38-4-2, 25 KOs) will square off against Tony “Mo Better” Jeter (13-3-1, 9 KOs) in the Main Event of the October 27th Jimmy Lange Boxing card at the Patriot Center. Lange has fully recovered from an injury suffered in training camp that caused the bout to be postponed from taking place last June. Tickets to the event, presented by Valcourt Building Services, start at only $40 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets as well as the Patriot Center box office.
Lange, who was showcased on the first season of the NBC reality show, The Contender, has served as the region’s main attraction since his days at Michael’s Eighth Avenue. The Great Falls, VA boxer has headlined all 14 Patriot Center shows and boasts a seven-bout winning streak. He has captured the World Boxing Union (WBU) junior middleweight and the World Boxing Council (WBC) NABA USA Light Middleweight belts along the way. Lange scored a unanimous 12-round decision over Ruben Galvan in his last fight held on February 11, 2012 in Fairfax.
Jeter is also familiar to Patriot Center fans. He displayed his punching power during his Patriot Center debut in September 2009 when he dropped Keith Gross with a devastating right that earned “KO of the Year” honors from Boxing Along the Beltway. Lange 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, who trains out of Club One Fitness and promotes his own shows under Jeter Promotions, avenged the loss two months later to claim the Universal Boxing Organization (UBO) All-America and United States Boxing Union (USBU) Middleweight belts.
Highly regarded amateur star Jerry Odom of Washington D.C. will make his pro debut on the undercard, facing DC’s Malik Shelton (also pro-debuting) in a four-round super middleweight contest. Training out of NoXcuses Boxing gym in Capitol Heights, Odom won the 2012 National Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions at 178 pounds on May 5. He led Washington DC to the team title and earned The Golden Boy Award for the tournament’s most outstanding boxer. Jimmy Lange Boxing officials expect to announce more undercard bouts and a co-main event in the near future.
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, priced at $40, $75, $125, $250 and $500 (plus applicable service charges), can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com/ and via Phonecharge at 1-800-745-3000.