Jimmy Lange of Great Falls, VA captured the NABA Super Welterweight title with a 10th round knockout of Richmond, VA's Joe Wyatt last night at the George Mason Universtiy Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.
Wyatt seemed to be the aggressor throughout the contest but Lange was able to knock Wyatt down twice with counter right hands. Two judges had the fight even (85-85) going into the final round. The two warriors struggled fiercely and both were cut before Lange landed the right hand that sent Wyatt to the canvas. Referee Dr. Joe Cooper reached the count of 10 at 2:38.
Lange is now 34-4-2, 24 KO's while Wyatt is 23-2, 15 KO's.
The co-feature saw former three-time WBA Middleweight champion William Joppy and Maryland Super Middleweight champion Cory "Black Ice" Cummings battle to a spirited 10-round majority draw. The matchup featured a strong contrast in styles -- the boxing ability of Joppy against the pressure of Cummings. Both men were successful at different times throughout the contest. Judges Mike D'Antillo and Brian Costello scored the draw at 95-95 while Bill Osterman scored the bout for Joppy, 96-94.
Joppy is now 39-6-2, 30 KO's while Cummings is 17-4-1, 13 KO's.
Fairfax, VA junior welterweight Todd "White Lightning" Wilson remained undefeated with perhaps his best performance as a pro, scoring a third-round TKO over Corey "Bad Boy" Goodwin of Columbia, SC. Wilson pressured his opponent throughout the contest, ending his barrage with a series of punches that trapped Goodwin in a neutral corner and forced referee Vic DeWysocki to stop the contest at 2:24 of the third. Wilson is now 9-0, three KO's while Goodwin falls to 7-6, four KO's.
In other bouts on the card, Alexandria, VA junior middleweight Brandon Quarles survived a first-round knockdown to win a four-round unanimous decision over Lawrence Jones of Reston, VA. Quarles remains undefeated at 3-0, one KO while Jones is 3-3-1.
Zain "Tiger" Shah of Chantilly, VA won an unpopular six-round unanimous decision in a middleweight bout against Omar "The Machine" Sims of Baltimore. Many in the crowd thought Sims won the contest. Shah is 4-0, two KO's while Sims falls to 5-3, three KO's.
Jonathan Reid of Nashville, TN won a six-round unanimous decision over Baltimore's Mike McFail. Reid is now 35-13-7, 19 KO's while McFail is 12-41-2, four KO's.
Perry Ballard of Martinsburg, WV blasted Booker Mullins on Spartansburg, SC with a right hand that put Mullins down for the count at 2:54 of the first round. Ballard is 21-2-1, 16 KO's while Mullins is 3-10, two KO's.
Ice Promotions Boxing promoted the card. The matchmaker was J.D. Brown.
Here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up from the Patriot Center.
Gabcast! Boxing Along the Beltway #234 - Report From The Patriot Center!
"The Fight Doctor" Jerome Spears and I recap a solid night of boxing from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA!
We also have an interview with a very interested spectator at the card -- Harry Joe Yorgey -- who may be a future opponent for Lange.
Gabcast! Boxing Along the Beltway #235 - Harry Joe Yorgey Discusses Possible Matchup With Lange!
An interesting spectator at the Patriot Center was former world champion Harry Joe Yorgey, who discussed a possible future bout with Jimmy Lange!