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Lange back to basics

By Gary “Digital” Williams

Great Falls, VA junior middleweight Jimmy Lange is preparing to headline his 11th boxing card at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. The preparation for his 10-round bout against Joe Wyatt of Richmond, VA has featured a “back to basics” approach with trainer Jimmy Glenn, who has been Lange’s cutman in recent bouts but is training Lange for the first time.

Lange, who has been trained by Angelo Dundee, Buddy McGirt and Don Turner, says he feels a special kinship with Glenn and is working on fundamentals in his training camp.

“I get along very well with Jimmy,” Lange said. “We’ve been working on the basics and going back to the drawing board. We’ve had a really good camp.”

Lange (33-4-2, 23 KO’s) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over veteran Mike McFail on August 20 in Greensboro, NC – the first time in 12 bouts that Lange has fought away from Fairfax, VA. In Wyatt (23-1, 15 KO’s), Lange is facing an opponent that hasn’t fought since losing for the first time on June 9, 2009 in Denmark against Reda Zam Zam.

“Wyatt is a tough guy,” Lange said. “Jimmy’s looked at the tapes on him and I just have to execute the gameplan.”

Lange would not tell Fightnews what his future plans would be. “Right now, my main focus is Joe Wyatt,” Lange said. “I’m not going into anything beyond that.”

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