The 2012 Beltway Boxing Card of the Year took place on October 27 at George Mason University Patriot Center, Fairfax, VA – Jimmy Lange vs. Tony Jeter. The bout was considered to be the largest local fight of 2012. Jeter (17-4-1, 12 KO's) defeated Lange by 10-round split decision despite losing four points on the scorecards.
Jeter received the 2012 Beltway Boxer of the Year award from both boxingalongthebeltway.blogspot.com and proamfighttalk.blogspot.com.
Jeter, who won his last bout by first-round TKO on April 26 in Annandale, VA, still is ranked in the World Boxing Council rankings at #19.
Tony Jeter: “It’s Tony Jeter versus Jimmy Lange again in what we're calling ‘The Rematch. I’m a little surprised that Jimmy wants to get back in the ring with me after the beating he suffered in our first fight. I’m very respectful of Jimmy and what he’s done in the past, and I even have to say I like Jimmy. However, on November 15th we are not friends, he will be my enemy, and my intention is to win even more convincingly than I did in 2012. I am training hard and will be ready to put on a great show for all the fans. I am looking to pick up in the first round of this fight right where I left off in the 10th round of our first fight. ”
Lange (38-5-2, 25 KO's) has not fought since his loss against Jeter. Jimmy Lange has been recovering from injuries that stopped is activity inside the ring. Lange had two surgeries in 2013 to repair badly torn ligaments in his left elbow. This will be the 16th card that Lange has headlined at the Patriot Center.
The Patriot Center is the location where Lange has packed out for 15 consecutive cards. November15th will be the 16th card that Lange will headline.
Jimmy Lange: “I'm looking forward to this fight more than any in my career. I’m offering no excuses for losing last time because excuses are not my style. I’m training very hard for the rematch and I’m doing it my way. I’m excited to return to the ring and thankful that Tony has offered me this opportunity for a rematch."