In what should be his toughest fight to date, undefeated welterweight Todd “White Lightning” Wilson (10-0, 3 KOs) will face former world champion Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken (16-7-1, 12 KOs) in a six-round contest on the September 10 Jimmy Lange Boxing card at the Patriot Center.
The Fairfax-based Wilson, a former national collegiate boxing champion and two-time All-American at Virginia Military Institute, has won his first 10 pro bouts, including the last three at the Patriot Center.
A business development specialist at Booz Allen Hamilton who trains at Annandale Boys & Girls Club (ABGC), Wilson defeated another tough veteran, Dean “Pitbull” White, in his last fight held on March 12, 2011 in Fairfax.
Based out of Washington, DC, Aiken, who also works as a personal trainer, is set to make his return to the ring after a three-year absence. Aiken’s crowning moment as pro came when he captured the IBF featherweight world title by defeating heavily-favored and previously undefeated Valdemir Pereira on May 13, 2006. Possessing strong punching power in both hands with good speed, he lost to Monty Meza Clay in his last bout held on February 1, 2008.
In the evening’s 10-round Main Event, hometown fan favorite and former star of the boxing reality TV show The Contender, Jimmy Lange, (Great Falls, VA) will fight for a world title, taking on Raul “El Toro” Munoz (Topeka, KS) for the World Boxing Union (WBU) 154-lb Championship. The card will also feature Lange’s Contender teammate Jonathan Reid, another Contender participant (Season 2) Michael Stewart, as well as Zain Shah (Chantilly), Lawrence Jones (Reston) and Scott Sigmon (Lynchburg).
Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $75, $125, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charges), can be bought 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. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.
Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first fight scheduled to begin promptly at 7:00 pm. All bouts are subject to change. Jackie “First Lady of Boxing” Kallen serves as promoter with matchmaking duties handled by J.D. Brown.