Legendary Angelo Dundee Joins Jimmy Lange’s Corner
FAIRFAX, VA (September 19, 2006) --- Johnny Lange, father and manager of top middleweight contender Jimmy Lange, announced today that boxing legend Angelo Dundee will serve in Jimmy’s corner for his 10-round Main Event bout against Tommy Wilt on Saturday, October 7 at the Patriot Center.
“I’m extremely honored that one of the true legends in the sport will be in my corner on October 7th,” said Lange (26-3-1, 18 KOs), who trains in Vero Beach , FL with highly-regarded former champion Buddy McGirt. “It means a tremendous amount to me to have a man of Mr. Dundee’s stature and talent, offering me guidance and advice on one of the most important nights of my career.”
"I am pleased to work with Jimmy Lange and once again travel to the DC area,” said Dundee . “It is always exciting for me to work with young, upcoming talent. I expect a solid performance from Lange and an impressive win."
The highly-respected International Boxing Hall of Fame member Dundee has worked with many of the world’s greatest fighters including Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, “Sugar” Ray Leonard and Carmen Basilio. Known as a master motivator, Dundee recently trained Russell Crowe for Crowe's characterization of James J. Braddock in "The Cinderella Man."
The Lange-Wilt battle headlines an exciting evening of world-class boxing featuring nine total bouts, including Anthony “The Bullet” Bonsante from The Contender, presented by Major League Boxing Saturday, October 7 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA.
Tickets, priced at $500 (VIP Ringside), $350 (Ringside), $250, $150, $100, $75, $50 and $25, are available through all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Patriot Center box office, at www.ticketmaster.com and www.majorleagueboxing.com, or via Phonecharge at 703-573-SEAT, 202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT.
George Mason University faculty, staff and students, area high school and college students, local law enforcement officials, firefighters and military members may receive a discount on select tickets by presenting a valid ID at the Patriot Center box office only. For more details and information, contact the Patriot Center box office at 703-993-3000 or visit online at www.patriotcenter.com.
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2000 MEXICAN OLYMPIAN RE-SIGNS WITH GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS
COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
Los Angeles – WBO Junior Featherweight Champion and current Golden Boy Promotions fighter Daniel Ponce De Leon has re-signed a multi-fight deal/multi-year deal with Golden Boy Promotions.
“Golden Boy Promotions is committed to the success of Daniel Ponce De Leon and we are very pleased that he has decided to remain in the Golden Boy family. At Golden Boy Promotions we believe in transparency and I believe that Daniel re-signing is a indication that we are doing things the right way.” said Golden Boy Promotions, President, Oscar de la Hoya.
Said Daniel Ponce de Leon “I knew that my contract was due to expire and I had no doubts about re-signing. I feel completely satisfied with my relationship with Golden Boy Promotions. Their openness and honesty lets me know that they are looking out for my best interest.”
“I am very proud of my son.” Said Joel De La Hoya, manager of Ponce De Leon. “…It makes me feel good that a fighter that I manage has nothing but great things to say about Oscar’s promotional company. Oscar (De La Hoya) understands a fighters needs and that is important for them to know”.
Daniel Ponce De Leon 27-1 (25 KOs), who was born in Cuauhtemoc, Mexico is a hard punching southpaw who is a native member of the Tarahumara Indian tribe of northern Mexico. He is known for his very aggressive style proving that he is a modern warrior in the ring.
For more information,
Marylyn Aceves Golden Boy Promotions 213-233-2951