Barring any problems coming out of his September 22 bout in Millersville, MD, middleweight Tony "Mo Better" Jeter of Stevensville, MD will take on Great Falls, VA's Jimmy Lange on Saturday, October 27 at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.
Jeter (13-3-1, nine KO's) will be battling Tyrel Brown in an eight-round contest for the WBC Fecarbox Middleweight title on his own Jeter Promotions card in September then will face Lange in a 10-round contest on the Jimmy Lange Boxing-promoted card. The bout will be Jeter's first scheduled 10-rounder.
This contest was originally scheduled for June but Lange (38-4-2, 25 KO's) suffered an injury in training camp that caused the bout to be postponed. Lange has not fought since February 11 at the Patriot Center where he won a 12-round unanimous decision over Ruben Galvan in defense of the WBU (World Boxing Union) Junior Middleweight title. This will be Lange's 14th appearance at the Patriot Center and he has won his last seven bouts in Fairfax.
The card will also feature the much-anticipated pro debut of 2012 National Golden Gloves champion Jerry Odom of DC. Odom won the 178-pound championship at the Golden Gloves Tournament of Champions in Mesquite, NV on May 5 and also walked away with the Golden Boy Trophy given to the Most Outstanding Boxer of the tournament. Odom is the first of the three 2012 National Golden Gloves champions (Gervonta Davis and D'Mitrius Ballard were the other two) to turn professional. Odom will face Malik Shelton of DC who is also making his pro debut.