The Washington DC area is a great boxing area. No one disputes that. Over the years in this area, there have not been a lot of fights pitting local fighters with good followings against each other. That will change on October 27 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. when Jimmy Lange, (38-4-2, 25 KO’s), will take on Tony “Mo Better” Jeter, (pronounced Jet). Lange will be a heavy favorite, practically fighting in his back yard. But many fight experts like J. D. Brown, a member of the DC Boxing Hall of Fame and one of the best match makers in the country says, “This is a great fight for the area. Both fighters have a large group of loyal followers and they really don’t like each other. It makes for as great a local match since Sugar Ray Leonard fought Johnny Gant”.
Jeter, (14-3-1, 10 KO’s), who fought a little over 3 weeks ago and won by a 5th round TKO says, ”This was a good warm up. My opponent in that fight is much stronger than Lange. He was almost like a light heavyweight that punched really hard. I felt really good to get 5 rounds in and everything went as planned. Now I am ready for the biggest local fight in almost 30 years”, as told to Juan Marshall from Pro Am Fight Talk. Lange simply says, “I don’t like Jeter”. Jeter is not phased with anybody’s talk prior to the fight. “I would not have taken this fight if I didn’t think I could win. I am ranked number 30 by the World Boxing Council and it is an honor to be ranked by the WBC. I have nothing to lose in this fight. Lange is supposed to take me out. He has more knock outs than I have wins, (25 KO’s to 14 wins).”
Jeter, 36, continues, “Lange has so much to lose if I beat him and I have nothing to lose, no matter what the outcome is, I keep my WBC ranking”. Jeter who has, in his words, a successful promotion company and is putting on local events that have been outstanding shows and proves to get better each time out. “My confidence has always been high. It’s a good local show down. I get butter flies, but I am not ever nervous going into the fight. Whether Lange likes me or not, I am going to be medieval in the ring and I am going to see blood. I feel everybody is against me when I climb into that ring. I still like Jimmy. He is an awesome fighter. Why I am not getting some pre-fight attention is beyond me, but I will show up and be ready to fight. Everybody, get your tickets. This is going to be a great one”.
Jeter is a slow, soft talker in his tone of voice, but he is full of confidence going into the ring on October 27 at the Patriot Center on the campus of George Mason University. Please subscribe to read the other stories I have written.