Friday, January 17, 2014

Jeter Battles For WBC Silver Middleweight Championship February 15 in Denmark!

 (Although thousands of miles apart, Patrick Nielsen (left) and Tony Jeter pose for the cameras during their video conference.  Photo courtesy of Sauerland Promotions website)

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.

7 comments:

2sharp McCombs said...

Gary tony is better and smarter then most people give him credit for...I believe he had everything it takes to defeat this guy.

Anonymous said...

Lets give it to Tony he is a great self Promoter. Best of luck
to you.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P.

Anonymous said...

Good luck Tony.. If you come in like you did for Jimmy, this guy is in for a rough night.. Bring the belt home!

Anonymous said...

I don't think Tony will win this but congrats to him on getting this fight. The kids done well for himself considering his limited ability.

Anonymous said...

Like you did for Jimmy.
What kind of comment is that?
Lange did nothing but stand there
and any body can look good on a heavy bag.I want to hear that comment when this guy from Denmark puts out Jeeters lights

Anonymous said...

Jeter has this with no problem. It's the next fight I would train hard for