With less than three weeks to go before its November 15th card at the Patriot Center, Jimmy Lange Boxing officials announced the following updates:
Undefeated world champion Tori “Sho-Nuff” Nelson (11-0-1, 3 KOs), will defend her Women’s International Boxing Association (WIBA) Welterweight title against Victoria Cisneros (11-16-2, 4 KOs) of Albuquerque, NM in the 10-round Co-Main Event. Nelson is coming off a tough split-decision win against Australian Arlene Blencowe on September 27, 2014 in Annandale, VA. The popular Ashburn, VA fighter captured the WIBA belt by defeating Vashon Living at the Patriot Center in 2012, her second bout at the George Mason University facility. Cisneros is coming off two straight losses. However, both were world title bouts against impressive competition: an 8-round TKO to Chevelle Hallback for the vacant World Boxing Federation female welterweight title on August 22, 2014 and a unanimous decision for Rola El Halabi for three light welterweight belts – vacant WIBA, World Boxing Federation (WBF) and vacant Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) on May 10, 2014.
Upper Marlboro, MD native Mike Balogun (1-0, 1 KOs), a former NFL linebacker who spent time on the Washington Redskins practice squad, as well as stints with the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts between 2010 and 2012, will compete in a 4-round heavyweight contest (opponent TBD). A University of Oklahoma Sooner defensive standout who started boxing six months ago, Balogun scored an impressive 2nd-round TKO over Maurice Womack in his professional debut on October 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
Thomas Brown (15-4-2, 9 KOs) of Rock Hill, SC will replace Ronald Hearns in a six-round bout against former middleweight Jonathan Reid (35-15, 9 KOs) who was a teammate of Lange’s on the first season of The Contender reality TV show.
Todd “White Lightning” Wilson (16-0, 5 KOs) suffered an ankle injury in training camp this week and will not be able to compete. Additionally, former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley is no longer on the card because an opponent could not be secured.
Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first fight scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. “Lange-Jeter 2: The Rematch” is presented by Jeff Valcourt and Valcourt Building Services.
Tickets, priced at $50, $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.