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Lange defends belt at Beltway

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

Subject to change


Doors open at 6:30pm; first fight at 7:30pm.


$30, $60, $85, $100, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charges)

Discount tickets available at LA Boxing gyms in Chantilly, Herndon/Reston and Woodbridge

Ticket sales:

Ticketmaster –, 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT, Ticketmaster outlets, Patriot Center box office. Tickets available at the door.


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