Jimmy Lange

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Jimmy Lange
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Born (1975-08-25) August 25, 1975 (age 38)
Birthplace Washington, DC, U.S.
Nationality US American
Residence Great Falls, Virginia
Height 6'
Classification Middleweight
Boxing Record
Fights 45
Wins (KOs) 38 (25)
Losses 5
Draws 2
Contender Results
First Round Lost to Gilbert on points
Fan Favorite Beat Tarick Salmaci on points

Jimmy Lange (born August 25, 1975 in Great Falls, U.S.) is a professional boxer from Virginia.

Early life[edit]

He began boxing at the age of five in Arlington, Virginia when his father who became his manager first brought him to Olympia Boxing Gym in Falls Church. Boxing immediately ignited interest in Jimmy when he realized the level of discipline, respect, and skill that was needed to be a great boxer.

The Contender[edit]

Lange was a contestant on the first season of the NBC reality TV show, The Contender, produced and hosted by Sylvester Stallone and Sugar Ray Leonard. Stallone’s brother attended one of Jimmy’s boxing matches in Washington DC and was so impressed, he recommended him for the show as one of the 16 boxers. Current special adviser, "First Lady of Boxing" Jackie Kallen served as 'den mother' on the show.

On the show, Jimmy was placed on the East Coast team and fought Joey Gilbert in the final First Round fight, a fight Lange lost. Lange was originally scheduled to fight Anthony Bonsante however, an argument ensued over Bonsante choosing not to do so—possibly seeing Lange as a greater threat.

Lange was voted back to fight in the top "fan favorite" fight at the show's finale where he beat contestant Tarick Salmaci in a majority decision.

Lange is currently trained by highly regarded Don Turner who has worked previously with former world champions Evander Holyfield and Larry Holmes, among others. He became the WBE Junior Middleweight title holder after defeating local opponent Perry Ballard in a 4th round TKO in his hometown of Fairfax, VA on September 17, 2005.

Lange fought a rematch with Joey Gilbert on February 18, 2006 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA for the vacant NABO middleweight title. He lost the fight by TKO in the third round.

Lange returned to the Patriot Center on October 7, 2006, to fight Tommy Wilt. The former Contender star managed a TKO victory with 15 seconds remaining in the 10th and final round. Lange made his fourth consecutive appearance at the Patriot Center on December 9, 2006, fighting Fontaine Cabell for the WBC Continental Americas Jr. Middleweight title. The 12 round fight ended in a draw.

In early 2007, International Hall of Fame trainer, Angelo Dundee, who has worked with top notch boxers such as Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and George Foreman, returned to Northern Virginia to be Chief Second for Jimmy. Lange and Fontaine were scheduled for a rematch on May 12, 2007.

On May 12, 2007, Lange won the hard fought battle with Fontaine Cabell and won the match with an eighth-round TKO and earned the WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight title. A shoulder injury requiring surgery forced Lange to voluntarily relinquish the belt which is now held by Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.

On November 1, 2008 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, in his first fight since the surgery, Jimmy appeared back in top form by winning a unanimous decision over Grover Wiley. In May 2009, he followed that fight up winning the WBC's USNBC belt via fifth-round TKO of Frank Houghtaling.

Lange looked sharp in dismantling his former Contender teammate Jonathan Reid with a ninth round TKO to retain his WBC belt on September 26, 2009 at the Patriot Center. Six months later he returned to the Fairfax venue and lost his belt in a 12-round decision to Chase Shields on March 6, 2010. After the tough defeat, Lange got back on the winning streak with a pair of convincing victories over Jimmy LeBlanc (July 10, 2010, Patriot Center) and Mike McFail (August 20, 2010, Greensboro, NC).

He kept the unbeaten streak going scoring a dramatic 10th round knockout of Joe Wyatt to capture the North American Boxing Association's U.S. 154-pound title on November 6, 2010 at the Patriot Center. Lange returned to the Patriot Center on March 12, 2011 and defeated Jimmy "The Fighting School Teacher" Holmes for his fourth straight win. He earned his 36th win with a unanimous decision over Mike McFail on June 25, 2011 in Virginia Beach.

Headlining his 13th show in front of his hometown fans at the familiar confines of the Patriot Center on September 10, 2011, Jimmy beat Raul Munoz by 6th-round TKO to capture the World Boxing Union (WBU) championship. He successfully defended his WBU title and added the North American Boxing Union (NABU) with a 12-round unanimous shutout decision against Ruben Galvan on February 11, 2012 - his seventh consecutive win and 14th headlining event at the Patriot Center.

Professional boxing record[edit]

38 Wins (25 knockouts, 13 decisions), 5 Losses, 2 Draws [1]
Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss United States Tony Jeter Decision (split) 10 (10) October 27, 2012 United States Fairfax, VA 94-91, 92-93, 91-94
Win United States Ruben Galvan Decision (unanimous) 12 (12) 11 February 2012 United States Fairfax, VA Retains WBU title, adds North American Boxing Union (NABU) crown
Win Mexico Raul Munoz TKO 6 (10) 10 September 2011 United States Fairfax, VA Wins WBU junior middleweight title
Win United States Mike McFail Decision (unanimous) 6 (6) 25 June 2011 United States Virginia Beach, VA
Win United States Jimmy Holmes Decision (unanimous) 10 (10) 12 March 2011 United States Fairfax, VA
Win United States Joe Wyatt KO 10 (10) 6 November 2010 United States Fairfax, VA Wins NABA U.S. super welterweight title
Win United States Mike McFail Decision (unanimous) 6 (6) 20 August 2010 United States Greensboro, NC
Win United States Jimmy LeBlanc KO 2 (10) 10 July 2010 United States Fairfax, VA Retained WBC USNBC super welterweight title
Loss United States Chase Shields Decision (unanimous) 10 (10) March 6, 2010 United States Fairfax, VA Lost WBC USNBC super welterweight title
Win United States Jonathan Reid RTD 9 (12) 26 September 2009 United States Fairfax, VA Retained WBC USNBC super welterweight title
Win United States Frank Houghtaling RTD 5 (12) 2 May 2009 United States Fairfax, VA Won WBC USNBC super welterweight title
Win United States Grover Wiley Decision (unanimous) 10 (10) 1 November 2008 United States Fairfax, VA
Win United States Fontaine Cabell TKO 8 (12) 12 May 2007 United States Fairfax, VA Won WBC Continental Americas light middleweight title
Draw United States Fontaine Cabell Draw 12 (12) 9 December 2006 United States Fairfax, VA
Win United States Thomas Wilt TKO 10 (10), 2:45 7 October 2006 United States Fairfax, VA
Loss United States Joey Gilbert TKO 3 (12) 18 February 2006 United States Fairfax, VA Vacant WBO NABO middleweight title fight
Win United States Perry Ballard TKO 4 (12) 17 September 2005 United States Fairfax, VA Won WBE light middleweight title
Win United States Tarick Salmaci Decision (majority) 5 (5) 24 May 2005 United States Las Vegas, NV
Loss United States Joey Gilbert Decision (unanimous) 5 (5) 7 September 2004 United States Pasadena, CA
Win United States Gabriel Rodriguez Decision (split) 10 (10) 1 May 2004 United States Washington, DC
Win United States Gabriel Rodriguez TKO 7 (10), 2:32 28 February 2004 United States Washington, DC
Win United States Joshua Smith Decision (unanimous) 10 (10) 13 December 2003 United States Washington, DC
Win United States Homer Gibbins TKO 3 (10) 16 September 2003 United States Lake Charles, LA
Win United States Chad Greenleaf Decision (unanimous) 8 (8) 10 May 2003 United States Washington, DC
Win United States Charles Clark Decision (unanimous) 8 (8) 15 March 2003 United States Washington, DC
Win United States Gerald Reed Decision (majority) 8 (8) 17 January 2002 United States Washington, DC
Win United States Vincent White TKO 5 (8), 0:55 17 January 2002 United States Glen Burnie, MD
Win Cuba Alex Perez TKO 1 (8), 2:59 15 November 2001 United States Glen Burnie, MD
Win United States Samuel Harvey TKO 2 (6), 2:35 31 August 2001 United States Baltimore, MD
Win United States James Johnson TKO 5 (8), 2:40 10 May 2001 United States Glen Burnie, MD
Win United States Ed Goins TKO 2 (6), 1:40 16 November 2000 United States Glen Burnie, MD
Win United States Kevin Carter TKO 3 (6), 1:22 21 September 2000 United States Glen Burnie, MD
Win United States Donnie Parker Decision (points) 6 (6) 12 March 2000 United States Washington, DC
Win United States Benji Singleton Decision (unanimous) 6 (6) 18 November 1999 United States Glen Burnie, MD
Win United States Drew Hayes KO 5 (6), 2:04 30 September 1999 United States Glen Burnie, MD
Win United States Dewayne Holland KO 1 27 August 1999 United States Annandale, VA
Win United States Jason Floss TKO 2 23 July 1999 United States Washington, DC
Draw United States James Johnson Draw 4 (4) 13 May 1999 United States Glen Burnie, MD
Win United States Andre Gaskins TKO 4 (4), 2:58 25 March 1999 United States Glen Burnie, MD
Win United States Travis Clybourn KO 1 28 February 1999 United States Alexandria, VA
Win United States Matt Hill TKO 1 (4), 2:41 28 January 1999 United States Glen Burnie, MD
Win United States Anthony Boykin TKO 1 24 November 1998 United States Washington, DC
Loss United States Kevin Collins Decision (majority) 4 (4) 27 March 1998 United States Westbury, NY
Win United States Scott Mitchell TKO 1 14 March 1998 United States Lima, OH
Win United States Robert Hunt TKO 1 (4) 22 February 1998 United States Washington, DC Pro Debut

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