Undefeated Centreville, VA middleweight Zain "Tiger" Shah will battle veteran contender Harry Joe Yorgey of Bridgeport, PA in the co-feature bout of the Jimmy Lange Boxing card on Saturday, October 27 at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.
Shah (5-0, three KO's, 1 NC) has not fought since his no-contest against Julius Kennedy at the Patriot Center on September 10, 2011. Originally, the bout ended in a second-round TKO for Shah, but the win was overturned after a review of the video by the Virginia Boxing Commission.
Yorgey (24-1-1, 11 KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Lawrence Jones at the Patriot Center on February 12 of this year. Jones was a late replacement for Shah, who had to miss the bout because of the flu.
Jones (4-6-2, one KO) will also be on the October 27 card as he faces "King Shango" Ivan Ziglar of DC by way of Virginia Beach, VA (7-2-1, four KO's). This bout could be called "The Battle of LA Boxing" as Jones is a trainer/instructor at the Northern Virginia branch while Ziglar is an instructor at the Georgetown headquarters.
As originally announced, the main event will feature an all-Beltway 10-round battle between Jimmy Lange of Great Falls, VA (38-4-2, 25 KO's) and Stevensville, MD's Tony "Mo Better" Jeter (13-3-1, nine KO's). Also announced was the pro debut of 2012 National Golden Gloves champion light heavyweight Jerry Odom of DC who will face another debuting boxer in DC's Malik Shelton.
Also making his pro debut will be former USA Boxing National Championships Bronze medalist Antoine Douglas. A middleweight living in Burke, VA, Douglas had a solid amateur career, winning the 2009 Junior Olympics and finishing in the top three at the National PAL Championships and the USA Boxing Nationals.
Douglas and his sister Tyrieshia, made history as the first brother-sister duo to participate in the US Olympic Trials earlier this year. Tyrieshia Douglas made her pro debut on August 4 in DC and scored a first-round knockout. It looks like Tyrieshia will not get a chance to see her brother make his pro debut because she is scheduled to compete on the very same night on a card in Chester, PA. Antoine Douglas is looking for an opponent for the Patriot Center card.
There will also be a battle of young local cruiserweights as Andre Ward of Laurel, MD (1-1-1, one KO) will take on Mario Flores of DC (1-1, one KO). Also, DC's Mark Baltimore (1-0, one KO) will battle Richmond, VA super middleweight Immanuwel Aleem (1-0, one KO) . Undefeated Alexandria, VA middleweight Brandon Quarles is also slated for the card against an opponent to be determined.