Saturday, April 21, 2012
Lange vs. Jeter Headlines June 23rd Jimmy Lange Boxing Event at Patriot Center
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster Outlets
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. 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. Jackie “First Lady of Boxing” Kallen is the promoter with matchmaking handled by JD Brown.
Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $75, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charges), will be available for purchase through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com/ and via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT and 410-547-SEAT.
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Friday, April 20, 2012
Since Dusty Harrison had his first fight June 11, 2011 he is well on his way to having at least 10 to 12 fights under his belt at the end of 2012. So far in 2012 he has had a fight in March, April, and one scheduled for May and June. For the 17 soon to be 18 year old that is a very good pace to become a top prospect in the Welterweight Division. To look at Harrison's record of past and upcoming fights click on link below.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
My goal for ProAmFightTalk is to be able to give all the local boxing talent in the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia areas as much exposure as possible. I started out as just a photographer that enjoyed photographing the amateur and professional boxers. I was always getting feedback on all of the photos I was posting on my Facebook page. Then it was a moment when people were waiting every night to view the newest and latest photos for that day. From taking pictures I used the feature on my camera of being able to shoot videos. So that's what I started to add to my Facebook page. With doing both pictures and videos I came up with the idea of writing a story that the fans can put together with the pictures I took. So here we are today with ProAmFightTalk. I give 100% credit to Gary "Digital" Williams
of BoxingAlongTheBeltway.blogspot.com for his many years of keeping the fans updated on all the local professional and amateur boxing news. I am so grateful that when I came to him with my idea he was very helpful and extended any kind of help to me. Gary also allowed me to work side by side with him at the local area fights and be on his post fight wrap up show. There will be much more to come from ProAmFightTalk with Juan Marshall. I thank the boxing fans ofr viewing my blog site and all the amateur and professional fighter who allowed me to take photos and do their interviews for the site. Thank you Gary Williams for everything.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Joseph Elegele came up from his hometown Melbourne, Florida a month ago to start training with his new coach former professional fighter Andrew Council. Council was known for being a great, tough fighter and he now focuses his talent on teaching other up and coming great fights. Council has been in the corners of many known fighters and now he has his training talents with Elegele. Elegele is 12-1 with 10 KO's.
Click on link to view interview:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV05eeO-yQY&context=C4fe4c58ADvjVQa1PpcFOj1kyQPXo7_XF_2XcMb0FTKF4pl2YXSp8=
Alantez Fox loves being in the ring but for some reason he just can't get there as often as he would like. The 7-0-(3KO's) fighter says he is always ready to fight, but his height might be what the opponents are shying away from. He also says that he would like to fight at least once a month or even every two month would be great.
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A week away from leaving for the National Golden Gloves Tournament in Nevada, Reed talks to Juan Marshall of ProAmFightTalk.
Click on link to view Mike Reed interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edIS_02XuzY
Video of Mike Reed's Regional Golden Gloves Championship win:
Seth Mitchell is the fighter that every manager would love to manage. He is dedicated to what he is obligated to do and that is being the fighter that Golden Boy Promotions wants him to be. Mitchell works hard when it is time to train and stays out of trouble. His spiritual beliefs and family obligations are what keeps Mitchell so focused on what he needs to take care of when he is inside the ring. He understands that its fighting that feeds his family and God that keeps it all together. Seth Mitchell is such a humble person. He knows that its doesn't take much to end a career. Being a former star linebacker at Michigan State, Mitchell knows that a career can end in no time at all. He suffered a knee injury that forced him to walk away from football. This injury is what caused Mitchell to become more humble and understanding in this thing called LIFE. He gives a 110% in everything he does and treats people the same no matter who they are. Seth Mitchell isn't just a fighter. He is the type of fighter that the sport of boxing needs and the type of champion that the world needs. On April 28, 2012 Seth Mitchell faces Chazz Witherspoon at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey Live on HBO
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Sunday, April 15, 2012
Richard Abril did everything a fighter was supposed to do to win a fight. This is why the Rios victory ended in a very controversial split decision. Abril out boxed and frustrated Rios for twelves rounds. The problem started on Friday April 13,2012 when Rios failed to make the 135 lb weight limit by being over 2 lbs. The fight continued but the vacant WBA Lightweight Title was out of the picture. The fight was determined by Rios aggressiveness and the holding tactics of Abril. Judges scored cards Glenn Trowbridge 115-113, Jerry Roth 116-112 for Rios and Adalaide Byrd 117-111 for Abril.
54-6-1 (39KO's) Juan Manuel Marquez wins with a unanimous 12 round decision over Sergey Fedchenko to capture the vacant WBO Jr Welterweight Title. The Judges scored the bout 119-109, 118-110, 118-110. Marquez won his title last night April 14, 2012 in front of a home crowd in The New Mexico Arena in Mexico City.