Saturday, February 08, 2014

Valentine's Day Weekend Will Be Another Big One For Beltway Boxing!

The weekend of February 14-15 will be yet another huge one for the Beltway Boxing scene.  Two locals will be in very important contests that, if victorious, will do wonders for their career.

(photo by Team Sauerland)

Let's take the second bout of the weekend first.  On Friday, Stevensville, MD middleweight Tony "Mo Better" Jeter (16-3-1, 11 KO's) and his team arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark to prepare for his 12-round contest against undefeated hometown hero Patrick Nielsen (21-0, 10 KO's) for the WBC Silver title on Saturday, February 15.  A win against Nielsen puts Jeter in line for a world title shot.

While not a huge bout stateside, this bout will be televised in five countries.  Jeter will be fighting in front of a huge and what should be a hostile crowd as Nielsen is a huge favorite in his homeland.



On Friday, February 14, Baltimore, MD junior welterweight Emmanuel "Tranzformer" Taylor will face a hostile crowd of his own when he faces undefeated hometown hero Chris Algieri in a 10-round nationally televised contest at the Paramount Theater in Huntington, NY.

Taylor (17-1, 12 KO's) is ranked number six in the world by the IBF so he needs the win to keep that momentum going.  Taylor scored a solid six-round TKO victory against Ray Serrano at the Paramount in January of 2013.  This will be Taylor's third straight national TV contest -- his second straight on ESPN2.

Algieri (18-0, eight KO's) is unranked and this is a big step-up for him.  Algieri has fought his last seven bouts at the Paramount with his biggest win coming against former title contender Mike Arnaoutis by 10-round unanimous decision on July 20.

Again, this bout will be the main event on ESPN2 on Friday, February 14 at 9 PM ET.


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good luck, Tony!

Anonymous said...

Hey Tony, cool hat! Crawford's hat not too bad, but yours is better... MO BETTER!

Anonymous said...

Hope tony pulls this one out, would be a great win for him.

Anonymous said...

Best of luck to both Manny and Tony.
S. Farmer

Anonymous said...

Tony is going to shock the world! Mark my words.

Ben H.

Anonymous said...

Good for the kid gettin a bigger fight but can't believe he has a ranking of #14? Quite possibly the most overrated boxer alive. He's nothing more than a club show fighter at best. His days are numbered for a show of this mediocre magnitude. Some fighters gotta crawl before they walk but this one should just keep crawling.

Anonymous said...

Shock the world, lol! He won't make it to see the 2nd half of the fight, mark those words! Come back post fight and mark your words again Ben.

Anonymous said...

Tony taking his shot, wish him luck. Suspect age and his chin may betray him however, but good to see a local guy getting a break. Fighters always got a puncher's chance.

Anonymous said...

True, True...good luck to him. One shot is all it take to change the fight...

Anonymous said...

Props to Tony, who lost a few years back against a sub .500 fighter and is now making a very good purse. If he pulls this off, he's getting close to a world title shot believe it or not!

Good for you!

Anonymous said...

he's not making as good of a purse as you'd imagine, making much more than he's worth but just sayin.

Anonymous said...

Tony Mo Better is getting ready too get the shit kicked out of him in Denmark and will be sick for life Jeter. He wont make five rounds. Age is a Big factor, but like he always says, Im ranked number 14...With a smile. Coaches Melton ,Dent, Tom, and the rest of the shit, are major COCK SUCKERS for real. All old pro's are there. Then u have the Kisner bunch.. That is really a joke. Nick Kisner pay your manager and honor your contract COCK SUCKER..O wait... Mr. Maggo's bunch trains there. He wants another Paul Williams. It wont happen Mr. Maggoo.

Anonymous said...

Where you at Ben H.??? Oh he shocked the world allright...he didn't even make it out of the 2nd round. It is shocking, I thought it was at least a man going over there to fight, not a little bitch.