Friday, January 17, 2014
Jeter Battles For WBC Silver Middleweight Championship February 15 in Denmark!
Stevensville, MD middleweight Tony "Mo Better" Jeter will travel to the MusikTeatret in Albertslund, Denmark to challenge undefeated Danish fighter Patrick Nielsen on Saturday, February 15. The scheduled 12-round bout will be for the vacant WBC Silver Middleweight championship.
For Jeter (16-3-1, 11 KO's), this is a bout that seemed unthinkable just two years ago when he lost to Jose Felix by fifth-round TKO in December of 2011. Since that bout, however, Jeter has won four of his last five contests (the fifth was a no contest) and captured two regional titles (including the WBC Fecarbox Middleweight crown).
Jeter will enter the lion's den in this one when he faces Nielsen (21-0, 10 KO's) on his own turf. Nielsen is ranked third by the WBO, fourth by the IBF and fifth by the WBA and he has held titles sanctioned by all three of those governing bodies. Jeter, possibly because he holds the WBC Fecarbox title, is ranked one step above Nielsen (13 to 14) in the WBC rankings.
Both men were introduced to media via a video conference. Jeter, at home in Maryland, told reporters. "This is a great opportunity for me. I’m in shape and ready to go. I’m expecting a hostile environment but once the fight starts it comes down to my skills against his skills. I am coming to Denmark to fight. I will be mentally and physically prepared for battle.’’
’I am really looking forward to this fight and the opportunity to win the WBC Silver belt,’’ said Nielsen in Denmark. ‘’Ever since I was a kid I dreamed of becoming a world champion. If I win this fight I will move even closer to a world title shot. Nothing is going to stand in my way.’’
The bout will be promoted by Sauerland Promotions.