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News: Jimmy Lange; Marvin Hagler Jr, Cleveland Boxing

Local fan favorite Jimmy Lange of Great Falls, VA headlines his eighth professional boxing show at the Patriot Center this Saturday, September 26, in his first World Boxing Council (WBC) U.S. National Boxing Council (USNBC) title defense by facing Jonathan Reid, a former teammate from The Contender boxing show, in a 12-Round contest. Tickets for “Saturday Night Fights,” an eight-bout card by Ice Promotions presented by Valcourt Building Services, start at only $30 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations or at the door..

In addition to Lange, the rest of the lineup is arguably the best Beltway boxing card of 2009, showcasing the region’s top talent highlighted by the return of former WBO world champion and Washington, D.C. native DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley in his first area appearance since December 2004.

Four local products will put their undefeated records on the line including much-talked about, rising national lightweight prospect Bayan “The Mongolian Mongoose” Jargal of Arlington, VA. Another Arlington fighter, Tracy Brewer, challenges Columbia, MD’s Barry Trotter, while light heavyweight up-and-comer Alexander “The Great” Johnson (6-0, 3 KOs) of Oxon Hill, MD seeks his seventh straight victory without a loss. Popular featherweight Jennifer “The Bolivian Queen” Salinas of Manassas, VA makes her second appearance at the Patriot Center as does D.C.’s Kendrick Walker. Middleweight rivals, Tony “Mo Better” Jeter of Columbia and Keith Gross of Prince Fredrick will clash for Maryland bragging rights.

Fight Card (in reverse order)

Jimmy Lange (30-3-2, 20 KOs) vs. Jonathan Reid (34-11, 19 KOs) - 12 Rounds, Super Welterweights
DeMarcus Corley (35-11-1, 20 KOs) vs. Harrison Cuello (18-11, 14 KOs) - 8 Rounds, Lightweights
Jennifer Salinas (10-1, 3 KOs) vs. Caitlin Dance (2-5, 1 KO) – 6 Rounds, Featherweights
Tony Jeter (7-2, 6 KOs) vs. Keith Gross (3-1, 1 KO) – 6 Rounds, Middleweights
Francois Ambang (2-3) vs. Alexander Johnson (6-0, 3 KOs) – 4 Rounds, Light Heavyweights
Bayan Jargal (13-0-1, 9 KOs) vs. Richard Hall (10-21-2, 10 KOs) – 6 Rounds, Lightweights
Dwayne Shelton (2-1) vs. Kendrick Walker (2-2-1, 1 KO) – 4 Rounds, Welterweights
Tracy Brewer (3-0, 1 KO) vs. Barry Trotter (1-0) – 4 Rounds, Middleweights


Marvin Hagler Jr. to Make Boxing Debut

(Broomall, PA) – It’s time for a “next generation” of boxing champions.

Marvin Hagler Jr., son of the multiple World Champion, is set to step into the ring as he makes his Celebrity Boxing debut on October 10.

Hagler will fight “Philadelphia’s own” Billy Link at the Marple Sports Arena in Broomall.

The event is called Celebrity Boxing 12: The Next Generation, and Hagler is brimming with enthusiasm—and impatience.

“Seems like forever since we announced this,” Hagler said. “But it’s getting closer and I’m very excited.”

Hagler’s father became a figure known worldwide for his thundering fists and toughness. But the “next generation” is happy to write his own story.

“I’m very focused and I’m going to win this fight. I’ve been training hard,” Hagler Jr. said. “I’m not over-confident, but it’s a fact that I will win on October 10.”

The match with Link is a precursor to what Hagler really wants—a bout with fellow “next generation” Celebrity Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard Jr., expected to take place in February.

But for now, the attention is squarely on Billy Link and the match on October 10.

“Got to take care of business,” Hagler said. “Can’t look ahead.”

Concordville Nissan and Subaru in nearby Glen Mills are sponsoring the event.

For ticket information, contact Center Stage Tickets at 800-677-8499, or Marple Sports Arena at 610-338-0111.


Pro Boxing Returns to Cleveland

Pro boxing returns to Cleveland with “BRAWL AT THE HALL”, on Saturday, September 26th at the St. Clarence Hall. 8+ great bouts, featuring Cleveland’s hottest young professional boxing prospects, are scheduled. ”BRAWL AT THE HALL” is presented by Kincaid Godhard Promotions, in association with the West Side Boxing Club and ProBoxingOhio.com.

Sensational prospects Jason “BIG DADDY” Massie, Wilkins “THE FIGHTING PRIDE OF LORAIN” Santiago, and Jake “THE BULL” Giuriceo are all set to go to war at “BRAWL AT THE HALL”.

“Boxing fans are always looking for the next superstars of the sport and I believe Massie, Santiago, and Giuriceo have all the qualities needed to become champions. The fans in Cleveland are getting a unique opportunity, to watch these fighters, as they continue their young careers,” said Kincaid.

Fighting out of Cleveland, the heavy handed Massie, 2-0 (1KO), looks to extend his undefeated record. He’s coming off a brutal second round TKO of Richard Greene, at the St. Clarence Hall. Tipping the scales at 6’3, 275 pounds, the enormous Massie, takes on the debuting Jeremiah Bonner from Cleveland.

Santiago, who hails from Lorain, OH, will be making his highly anticipated, professional boxing debut. In his last fight, at the St. Clarence Hall, he defeated nationally ranked Ken Porter II, in an exciting, all action fight. Santiago will take on 5 fight veteran Torrence King from Canton, OH.

In a battle of two undefeated fighters, Jake Giuriceo, a native of Youngstown, OH, will look to add another win to his perfect 3-0 (2KO) record. Giuriceo is coming off a second round TKO, in his last fight. He battles former amateur standout and Golden Glove Champ, Raymond Cain 1-0, from Cleveland.

Also, on the card will be a rematch between heavyweights Justin Riegle of Carrollton, OH and Rocky Mullooly of Erie, PA. Mullooly ruled the first 3 rounds, of the first meeting between the two, but Riegle rallied late and won with a TKO in the fourth and final round.
In a bout that’s being billed as Boxing vs. MMA, Bowerston’s Randy Campbell, will face Marcus Ajian from Sandusky, OH. Ajian is an accomplished mixed martial arts fighter who has 14 professional fights.

An exciting undercard featuring other top regional talent is scheduled, including middleweights Matt Keglovic vs. Bo Coleman, middleweights Shane Gierke vs. William Brown, and heavyweights Brian Cook vs. William Bonner.

Preliminary amateur bouts will start the night off with a woman’s, lightweight championship match, between Kayte Godic and Erin Scott. Plus the return of 2007 Golden Glove Champ, DJ Jacobucci.

Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30PM with the first bell at 7:30PM. The St. Clarence Hall is located at 30106 Lorain Road in North Olmsted, Ohio.

A limited number of tickets, for “BRAWL AT THE HALL”, starting at $25, can be purchased through the Kincaid Godhard Promotions box office at 440-223-7409 or online at ProBoxingOhio.com.

Article posted on 20.09.2009



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