After further discussion and consideration between Jimmy Lange Boxing officials and Dusty Harrison’s team, it has been decided that the promising D.C. welterweight prospect will not fight on the September 10 show at the Patriot Center, as previously announced.
Both groups expressed their interest and intention for the rising local fighter to participate on a future Jimmy Lange Boxing show in front of his hometown fans.
In other news, Jimmy Lange Boxing officials are pleased to announce that Tori Nelson (4-0-1) of Ashburn, VA, who captured the WBC Female middleweight title with an upset over Lorissa Rivas on July 29 in Trinidad and Tobago, will fight on the card. Nelson will challenge former National Golden Gloves champion Michelle Garland (1-1-1) of Philadelphia, PA in a four-round, non-title contest.
Nelson, a three-time Washington, D.C. Golden Gloves champion, is a single mother with two children who juggles numerous jobs while pursuing a career inside the ring. She drives a school bus and works in the cafeteria for the Loudoun County School system and also waitresses at an area IHOP restaurant.
In the evening’s 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 WBU 154-lb Championship.
The card will also feature Lange’s Contender teammate Jonathan “Reid Dawg” Reid facing George “Wartime” Rivera in the co-Main Event plus another Contender participant (Season 2) Michael “No Joke” Stewart.
Todd “White Lightning” Wilson (Fairfax) will battle former world champion Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken (Washington, DC), while Zain Shah (Chantilly), Lawrence Jones (Reston) and Scott Sigmon (Lynchburg) will also be showcased.
Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $75, $125, $200, $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.