Clark Returns Friday; Caballero-Santiago on Friday

Former World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Title Challenger Michael "Cold Blood" Clark (41-6) returns this Friday to Promo West Pavilion in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. He will face late sub jr. welterweight "Lightning" Larry Ventis (5-1) of Detroit in the main event of the six bout card being promoted by Troy Speakman. A former NABF, NABA and WBC Continental champion, Clark has dropped only one of his last 8 fights and makes his third ring appearance in the last 9 months. Ventis is coming off a unanimous decision victory last month in the Motor City against journeyman Gabriel Morris.

Jimmy Lange Boxing Returns to Patriot Center on Feb. 11, 2012

Fairfax, VA (December 1, 2011) – Officials announced today that Jimmy Lange Boxing, presented by Valcourt Building Services, will return to the Patriot Center on Saturday, February 11, 2012 for another world-class fight card featuring top area boxers. Considered one of the mid-Atlantic region’s premier boxing showcases, the event is scheduled to host three world championship title fights, headlined by junior middleweight Jimmy Lange’s first title defense of his World Boxing Union (WBU) 154-pound championship belt (opponent TBD).

Tickets, starting at $35, are scheduled to go on sale Wednesday, December 7, 2011 and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center Boxing office.

Lange (37-4-2, 25 KOs), who has headlined all 13 previous Patriot Center boxing shows since returning from his participation on The Contender TV series, captured the WBU title last September by knocking Raul Munez down three times en route to his 25th victory by knockout. The Great Falls, VA fighter continues to draw large, enthusiastic crowds from across the region while advancing the ranks in the junior middleweight division.

After making her successful Patriot Center debut last fall with a victory over Michelle Garland, Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson (5-0-1) of Ashburn, VA is scheduled to return and defend her World International Boxing Association (WIBA) middleweight championship in a ten-round affair (opponent TBD). A single mom who holds down three jobs (school bus driver, cafeteria worker and waitress) outside of the ring, Nelson has quickly climbed the ranks in women’s boxing in a short period of time. She captured the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) middleweight championship last summer when she upset Lorissa Rivas via split decision in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

In a classic Northern Virginia vs. Maryland showdown, unbeaten Zain “Tiger” Shah of Chantilly, VA (6-0, 4 KOs) puts his unblemished record on the line against Stevensville, MD’s Tony “Mo Better” Jeter (12-2-1, 9 KOs) in a six-round middleweight contest. Both fighters are familiar names on the Beltway boxing scene known for their punching prowess. Training out of LA Boxing’s Reston gym, Shah has recorded second-round knockouts in his last two fights, including a win over Julius “Vicious” Kennedy last September at the Patriot Center. Meanwhile, the hard-hitting Jeter, who beat Ken Dunham last month at Showplace Arena, is riding an unbeaten streak of nine bouts dating back to early 2008. The Club Fitness boxer scored a highly-memorable KO over Keith Gross in his Patriot Center debut on September 26, 2009.

Also slated to appear on the card (opponent TBD) is undefeated, rising welterweight prospect Todd “White Lightning” Wilson (11-0, 3 KOs) of Fairfax, VA and ABGC boxing gym in Annandale, VA. In his biggest win-to-date, Wilson, a business development specialist at Booz Allen Hamilton, defeated former D.C. world champion Eric “Mighty Mouse” Aiken at the last Patriot Center show.

Officials are working on adding a third world title bout to the card. Doors will open at 6:00 pm, with the first fight scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. All bouts are subject to change.

Tickets, priced at $35, $50, $75, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable service charges), will be available for purchase through all Ticketmaster outlets including the Patriot Center box office, online at and via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT and 410-547-SEAT. Accessible seating is available for patrons with disabilities by calling 703-993-3035.


LOS ANGELES, December 1 - Before unbeaten hometown hero Randy Caballero looks to make it 8-0 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. when he battles Puerto Rico's Arturo Santiago in defense of his World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth Intercontinental super bantamweight title in the main event of "Solo Boxeo Tecate" on Friday, December 2, a host of local stars on the rise will take to the ring to make their case as future headliners in the Coachella Valley's hottest boxing venue.

In the co-main event, scheduled for eight rounds in the lightweight division, don't blink when Blythe knockout artist Andrew Cancio faces an equally dangerous foe in Mexico's Fernando Carcamo.

Caballero vs. Santiago is an 8 round fight for Caballero's WBC Youth Intercontinental Super Bantamweight title and is presented by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Cerveza Tecate, DeWalt and AT&T. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. PT on fight night and the first bell rings at 7:00 p.m. PT. The December 2 broadcast will air on Galavision beginning at 10:00pm ET/PT (9:00pm CT).

Fans at home can also be part of the action by participating in Cinturón Tecate and voting for the fighter in the main event who displayed the most character in the ring by sending a text message to 55333. Voting will be open through the end of the weekend.

Tickets, priced at $25, $35 and $45, are on sale now and available for purchase at the Fantasy Springs Box Office, by calling (800) 827-2946 or online at

23-year-old Andrew Cancio (11-1-2, 11 KO's) has yet to go the distance in any of his professional victories and he's not about to start now. Winner of three in a row since his lone professional loss in 2008 to Carlos Vinan, Cancio needed just four rounds to knock out Lowell Brownfield at Fantasy Springs in August. He battles Ciudad Obregon's Fernando Carcamo (9-2, 6 KO's) who is sporting a winning streak of his own, having put together five straight victories, and plans to keep his streak intact on Friday night.

Coachella's popular Angel Osuna (6-3-1, 5 KO's) is back and will be looking for a knockout once again when he takes on Riverside's John Worthy (1-1) in a four round junior middleweight contest.

Unbeaten junior welterweights will take to the ring as well, when Palm Springs' own Kenny Williams (2-0, 1 KO) battles Los Angeles' Joaquin Chavez (1-0, 1 KO) in what promises to be an intriguing four round fight.

A four round junior lightweight battle pitting Pasadena's Osman Rivera (0-1) against Santa Ana's Jose Garcia (0-1) will also be featured , as will Reno flyweight Oscar Vasquez (1-0) meeting Vicente Medellin (0-1) of Riverside in a four round contest.

Tecate, cerveza con carácter, is the largest beer brand to sponsor boxing matches in the U.S. Part of its commitment to make boxing accessible to consumers is the title sponsorship of "Sólo Boxeo Tecate," which creates an opportunity for local fans to witness some of the most exhilarating fights by today's up-and-coming prospects. Additionally, Tecate has been a primary supporter of Golden Boy Promotions' marquee events since 2007, and has launched a variety of initiatives to ensure consumers are part of the boxing experience, including boxer autograph signing sessions, commemorative cans, PPV mail-in rebate offers, and most recently the launch of a mobile museum "Tecate Museo de Boxeo," which showcases decades of the most memorable moments in the sport.

Article posted on 01.12.2011

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