Unified Women’s Super Middleweight World Champion Claressa Shields met with local members of the media and took part in an open-to-the-public workout on Tuesday at Kronk Gym, exactly one month away from defending her 168-pound WBC and IBF titles against undefeated IBF mandatory challenger Tori Nelson on Friday, Jan. 12 live on SHOWTIME.
Fairfax, VA – Two years since their first rough-and-tumble affair that saw Tony Jeter upset Jimmy Lange in a controversial decision, the Maryland-based boxer once again defeated the popular Northern Virginia fan favorite in front of the Patriot Center crowd, earning a majority decision along with the North American Boxing Association’s USA middleweight belt. From the opening bell, the two ring warriors slugged it out for ten rounds, treating fans to another competitive battle But, it was once again Jeter, currently 17th rated by the World Boxing Council, using a steady stream of effective upper cuts, body punches and aggressive pursuit of Lange that helped him earn the victory.
With less than three weeks to go before its November 15th card at the Patriot Center, Jimmy Lange Boxing officials announced the following updates:
Springfield, VA (September 28, 2014) – WIBA welterweight champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson overcame adversity and a tough opponent en route to a hard-fought ten round split decision over ultra-tough former titlist Arlene Blencowe Saturday evening at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.
Nelson, who hails from nearby Ashburn, VA and is regarded as a top pound for pound fighter, came into the bout with a lot of confidence due to excellent performances of late. Blencowe however didn’t come all the way from Australia to not put up a serious fight.
Ashburn, VA (September 24, 2014) – Tori Nelson is an undefeated multi-division world champion that earned her place on pound for pound lists. Based on her impressive success, most would believe she’s a full-time boxer that is well off financially like her male counterparts.
Unfortunately for Nelson, that’s far from the truth and every day is a challenge.
Baltimore, MD (September 16, 2014) – Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson will look for her fourth successful title defense when she puts her WIBA welterweight crown on the line against Arlene Blencowe Saturday, September 27 at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.
Tickets to “World Championship Boxing” start at $50 and are available by going to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ponytail-promotions-wiba-welterweight-world-championship-boxing-tickets-12716538509 or calling 410-499-5361. Doors open at 7 pm and the opening bell will sound an hour later.
Baltimore, MD (July 3, 2014) – Welterweight star Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson retained her WIBA title with a hard fought ten round decision over iron-chinned veteran Nicole Woods last Saturday evening at the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore.
Headlining Ponytail Promotions’ “World Championship Boxing”, Nelson was in a tough fight from the opening bell.
Baltimore, MD (June 25, 2014) – In today’s technology-crazed society, boxing fans and promoters have various outlets to make fighters a trending topic. From HBO’s 24/7 to Showtime’s All-Access, YouTube, fan forums and Twitter, there are more ways to get insight on boxing than ever before. Sadly, this mostly applies only to male fighters.
Of boxing’s major promoters, only one lists a female fighter in their stable and even the most hardcore fight fanatic would be hard-pressed to remember the last women’s boxing match on TV. The 2012 Olympics produced two American boxing medalists, both of which were women. Neither decided to leave the amateurs, with the reason most likely being lack of opportunity in the paid ranks.
Undefeated multi-division world champion Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson will defend her WIBA welterweight belt against longtime contender Nicole Woods Saturday, June 28 in the main event a Ponytail Promotions card at the Du Burns Arena.
Last night Tori “Sho Nuff” Nelson successfully defended her WIBA welterweight championship against former world champion Mia St. John. The bout was the main event for Ponytail Promotions who held their first card at Northern Virginia Community College.