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Lange-Cabell Showdown on May 12

Fairfax, VA --- Ice Promotions is proud to announce that popular, 20-year veteran ring announcer Henry "Dis-com-bob-u-lating" Jones will bring his exciting style to the May 12th boxing card featuring the Jimmy Lange-Fontaine Cabell WBC Continental Americas Championship Main Event at George Mason University’s Patriot Center..

The affable Jones, who took his unique nickname after hearing Howard Cosell use the word in a 1974 national broadcast, has been a staple on the Washington, DC/Baltimore boxing scene and has been featured on the previous two Patriot Center shows. He earned a strong national reputation from announcing jobs on USA Network’s “Tuesday Night Fights,” numerous ESPN/ESPN2 cards and on HBO’s “KO Nation.”

Internationally-known ring announcer, Michael Buffer of “Let’s Get Ready to Rumbleeeeee” fame has served as Jones’ mentor, helping secure prominent jobs at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Atlantic City casinos and beyond. Buffer wrote the foreword for a Jones-authored book that is being turned into a movie script, entitled, "It's More Than A Notion!"

Considered the most prominent African-American ring announcer in pro boxing, Jones, a native of Rochester, NY, scored a full academic scholarship to Shaw University in Raleigh, NC where he was a classmate of former heavyweight champion James "Bonecrusher" Smith. He earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland and has been working for the DC Government since 1982.

Official Weigh-in

The event’s official weigh-in is scheduled for Noon on Friday, May 11 at Champps Restaurant & Bar (Fair Oaks Shopping Center, 11750 Fair Oaks, #237, Fairfax, VA 22033). The event, open to the public, will feature all May 12th participants as well as legendary trainer Angelo Dundee.

Free Public Appearance

Lange will join Dundee and promoter Jackie “First Lady of Boxing” Kallen at a special appearance on Thursday, May 10 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at LA Boxing gym (20937 Ashburn Road, Suite 130, Ashburn, VA 20147; 703-724-9533). The event is free and open to the public.

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Lange-Cabell II: The Rematch, presented by Ice Promotions, will feature Jimmy Lange vs. Fontaine Cabell in a 12-round Main Event rematch for the WBC Continental America’s vacant 154-pound title. Smithsburg, MD’s Dean “The Pit Bull” White (14-6-1, 7 KOs) battles Damian Fuller (27-4-1, 12 KOs) of Detroit in the 8-round, lightweight Co-Feature. Former world champion William Guthrie will be featured in special attraction bout with local favorites Jaime “The Punisher” Palma of Alexandria, VA, Vienna, VA’s “Irish” Mike Carrigan, and the pro debuts of Tim Scache of Alexandria and Arlington, VA’s Tracey Brewer scheduled to compete on the seven-bout card.

Tickets, priced at $25, $50, $75, $100, $125, $200, $350 (Ringside) and $500 (VIP Ringside), may be purchased through Ticketmaster by going online at www.ticketmaster.com, via phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT or by visiting the Patriot Center box office. 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 02.05.2007



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