On September 22, 2012 at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD Tony Jeter won the vacant WBC Fecarbox Middleweight title against Tyrel Brown. Jeter defeated Brown with a 1:42 fifth round TKO victory. One month later on October 27, 2012 Jeter faced the fan favorite Jimmy Lange at the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. This was a scheduled ten round, non-title bout. In this bout Jeter put on maybe the best performance of his career. Jeter won the fight with a split decision, but his performance looked dominating.
Tony Jeter's great showing in the Lange bout was over shadowed when he faced Jimmy LeBlanc at the Echo Stage Lounge in Washington, DC on June 8. 2013. In the scheduled ten round contest it was stopped at 1:08 into round one because of an "apparent" blow to the back of the head. LeBlanc was unable to continue, and the bout was called a No Contest.
Two months later on August 3. 2013 Jeter was ranked 15th in the world by the WBC and was facing Tyrel Brown for the second time in a ten round WBC title defense. Jeter bounced back with another solid performance at Club One Fitness when he stopped Brown once again. This time it was a TKO at 1:15 into the second round.
(Photos by Juan Marshall)
Tony "MO BETTER" Jeter now 16-3-1, (11 KO's) has moved up three slots in the WBC rankings, and is now ranked #12 in the world by the WBC. He will be defending his title for the second time at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD on February 1, 2014. The opponent is still TBA.
(Flyer by Ross Molovinsky)