Another solid matchup has been added to the Jimmy Lange Boxing Promotions card on Saturday, October 27 at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. This will be a classic battle of youth versus experience.
Undefeated Alexandria, VA middleweight Brandon Quarles will face veteran John "No Mercy" Mackey of Montgomery, AL by way of Washington, DC in what should be a quality six-round encounter. Mackey is trained and managed by Virginia boxing legend Han "Sugar" Kim.
Quarles (9-0, two KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over Ike Ezeji on April 28 in Wilson, NC. Quarles scored two knockdowns enroute to the win. Quarles also scored a six-round unanimous decision over Omar Sims on February 25 in Millersville, MD.
But Quarles will face his most experienced opponent in Mackey (13-8-3, six KO's) who has fought a number of quality opponents in and out of the Beltway region. In December of 2007, Mackey participated in the Beltway Boxing Bout of the Year, defeating Tony Cygan by six-round unanimous decision. Among the other Beltway foes Mackey has faced are Jessie Nicklow (an eight-round majority draw in June of 2009), Cecil McCalla (an eight-round majority decision loss in April of 2009) George Rivera (a fourth-round TKO victory in November of 2010) and two bouts against Joshua Snyder (a nationally-televised [ESPN] four-round majority decision loss in June of 2008 and a six-round draw in November of 2008). Mackey has also been in the ring against the likes of Tarvis Simms, James McGirt, Jr. and Derek Ennis.