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Jimmy Lange returns May 12 to Patriot Center

16.03.07 - FAIRFAX, VA – Popular Northern Virginia middleweight contender JIMMY LANGE (27-3-2, 19 KOs) returns to the ring on Saturday, May 12, 2007 at the Patriot Center to face Fontaine “The Flame” Cabell (21-6-2, 16 KOs) in a 12-round rematch for the World Boxing Council (WBC) Continental America’s 154-pound title. Doors open at 6:00 pm with the first bout scheduled for 7:30 pm..

Tickets, priced at $25, $50, $75, $100, $125, $300 (Ringside) and $500 (VIP Ringside), for LANGE-CABELL II: THE REMATCH go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, March 17 at Noon at all area Ticketmaster locations, including the Patriot Center box office.

Ice Promotions, a newly-formed company headed by JACKIE “THE FIRST LADY OF BOXING” KALLEN, will serve as the promoter of record.

"I am excited to work with Jimmy Lange again. This is the fourth fight at Patriot Center that I have been involved in and I believe this one will be the best yet,” said the highly-successful Kallen, whose life story inspired the Paramount film Against the Ropes starring Meg Ryan. “I am very impressed with the Virginia boxing fans. They definitely support their hometown fighters."

Last December, Lange and Cabell battled to a controversial draw (judges scored it 117-112 Lange, 116-112 Cabell, and 114-114) in the 12-round Main Event, puzzling many of the 5,437 boxing fans in attendance and fueling the highly-anticipated May 12 rematch.

Both boxers aim to set the record straight in this springtime showdown; each believing he earned the December victory. This time around each fighter pledges to take matters into his own hands, not leaving a decision up to the judges.

“There’s not much talking to be done right now; I’m ready mentally and physically to do my job and get back on track,” explained Lange. “I look forward to fighting back at the Patriot Center in front of the greatest fans in the world.”

Meanwhile Cabell, born in Staten Island, NY but now fighting out of the Orlando, FL area, vows to bring his ‘A’ game back to Lange’s hometown for the event.

"I’m anxious about the rematch and I’m ready to bring the belt home. This time my actions are going to make the decision, not the judges," said Cabell.

Lange, the “fan favorite” from season one of the boxing reality show, The Contender, will once again head into a rigorous training camp in Vero Beach, FL with his head trainer BUDDY McGIRT. Other key members expected to be part of his camp include legendary trainer ANGELO DUNDEE, highly-regarded cut man JIMMY GLENN and top trainer/advisor TOMMY GALLAGHER.

In addition to the Main Event, the May 12th card will feature six undercard bouts showcasing top talent from the Washington, DC/Northern Virginia region and from across the country. JD Brown is serving as matchmaker.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or via phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT. George Mason University faculty, staff and students, may receive a discount on select tickets by presenting a valid ID at the Patriot Center box office only. Group discounts are available by calling 202-661-5061. Contact the Patriot Center box office at 703-993-3000 or visit www.patriotcenter.com for more details.

Article posted on 16.03.2007



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