Dundee returns to Lange's corner!


Dundee returns to Lange's corner!

Johnny Lange, father/manager of middleweight contender JIMMY LANGE (27-3-1, 19 KOs) announced today that renowned trainer ANGELO DUNDEE will return to Fairfax next month to work Lange’s corner in his 12-Round WBC Continental Americas (154-lb.) championship title bout against the dangerous FONTAINE CABELL (22-6-1, 17 KOs) on Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Patriot Center. 


“I think Jimmy is very special and has a lot of tremendous qualities that impress me,” said the legendary Dundee.  “Jimmy has a lot of tools and will only get better and better.  We’ll be more comfortable working together this second time around.  I look forward to returning to Fairfax to work with him and his team.”


The legendary trainer, who has guided 15 world champions including Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, George Foreman, and Carmen Basilio, served as Lange’s chief second last October during the boxer’s10-Round TKO against Tommy Wilt.  Dundee will join Lange’s team of regular handlers – BUDDY MCGIRT (head trainer), JIMMY GLENN (cutman), TOMMY GALLAGHER (advisor), JACKIE KALLEN (advisor), and JOHNNY LANGE -- at the Patriot Center event.


“I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to work with such talented and respected individuals such as Buddy McGirt, Angelo Dundee, Jimmy Glenn, Jackie Kallen, Tommy Gallagher and the late Al Gavin,” Lange explained. “I’m proud to be associated with the highly-regarded Washington, D.C. Metro boxing scene, along with great fighters like Sugar Ray Leonard, Sharmba Mitchell, William Joppy, and rising star Paul Williams.  I’m ready for this fight and I’m prepared to bring the WBC title home to the Washington/Northern Virginia area.  I appreciate all the continued support from my fans and am prepared to take my game to the next level on December 9th at the Patriot Center.”


The Lange-Cabell championship showdown is part of a six-card event being presented by Major League Boxing.  Exciting undercard bouts scheduled for the evening include “THE PRIDE OF PORTSMOUTH” DORIN SPIVEY (34-4, 28 KOs) versus DEAN “THE PIT BULL” WHITE (13-5-1, 6 KOs) of Smithsburg, MD; former WBO Cruiserweight and USBA Cruiserweight champion BOONE PULTZ (23-1, 15 KOs) of Odenton, MD, coming out of retirement; undefeated junior lightweight prospect ANDREW FARMER (4-0, 4 KOs) of Manassas, VA,; rising New York boxer REGGIE LACRETE (1-0); and the professional debut of radio talk show host JP FLAIM of “The Junkies.”


Tickets, priced at $25, $50, $75, $100, $300 Ringside and $500 VIP Ringside, can be purchased through all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Patriot Center box office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or via phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT.  George Mason University faculty, staff and students, may receive a discount on select tickets by presenting a valid ID at the Patriot Center box office only.  Group discounts are available by calling 202-661-5061.  For more details and information, contact the Patriot Center box office at 703-993-3000 or visit online at www.patriotcenter.com


Top Rank has signed hot prospect Bernabe Concepcion, 18, of the Philippines to a promotional contract. Concepcion, 19-1-1 with 10 knockouts, won the WBC Youth Super Bantamweight Championship this past weekend on the Pacquiao v Morales III championship event.  "Our matchmakers really, really like Concepcion and we are thrilled he is on the Top Rank team," said Bob Arum.


This past Saturday night Cestus Management’s 140-pound fighter “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis lost a highly controversial split decision to Ricardo Torres.  The fight, which was the co-main event of the Pacquaio-Morales card, was for the vacant WBO title.
In the eyes of most of the fans and ringside media in attendance, “Mighty” Mike won the contest as he controlled Torres with lighting quick counter shots and even scored a devastating knockdown in the seventh-round.  An overwhelming majority of people present were shocked when the official scorecards were read awarding a split decision victory to the Columbian. 
Cestus Management’s chief advisor Mike Michael, said “ I looked at (Ricardo) Torres’ face when the verdict was read and know that he was as shocked as we were to learn that he had won the title.  I mean the guy gets handled and is brutally knocked down by Anraoutis in the seventh round yet still manages to win the fight.”  Michael continued, “The writing is on the wall for Torres as the vast majority of ringside media, and fans present had Mike winning the fight.  If Torres really wants to call himself a champion then he has to do the right thing and give us an immediate re-match.”
Star Boxing’s Joe DeGuardia, who promotes Arnaouits, said, “It was clearly inexperienced judging that cause that controversy.  The most experienced judge, Jerry Roth, had the fight scored properly, in favor of “Mighty” Mike which most press at ringside and fans in attendance agreed with.”  DeGuardia added, “We are very proud of “Mighty” Mike and his performance.  We are petitioning the WBO to order an immediate re-match.  It is the just thing to do because of the controversial nature of this decision.”