December 09, 2006 12:06 AM by Christopher Nicholson
Fan favorite Jimmy Lange from season one of The Contender is taking his first step toward a major world title this Saturday, Dec. 9th, as he fights Fontaine Cabell for the currently vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Welterweight (154 pound) title belt. This will be Lange’s fourth time headlining a professional boxing card at the George Mason University Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. Over his last three fights, he’s averaged an impressive 5,000 fans in attendance. (Photo by Chris Nicholson: Contender Season I Fan Favorite Jimmy Lange (left) takes on Fontaine Cabell for the WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title on Saturday, Dec. 9th.)
In addition to the main event, there are seven scheduled undercard bouts including former WBO cruiserweight world champion Boone Pultz, who is coming out of retirement to face Alonzo Cutchin, the long-awaited rematch of Dorin Spivey vs. Dean “The Pit Bull” White, and the professional boxing debut of local radio personality JP “The Latin Donkey” Flaim of “The Junkies” show, who rose to local airwave prominence when they filled Howard Stern’s former slot on WJFK.
As has become the standard of Jimmy Lange’s post-Contender bouts, there will be plenty of celebrities in the house. Working Lange’s corner will be legendary trainer Angelo Dundee, cut man Jimmy Glenn and Contender trainer Tommy Gallagher, in addition to Contender “den mother” Jackie “The First Lady of Boxing” Kallen, who is a business advisor. Other former world champions in attendance will be Buddy McGirt, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, “Irish” Mickey Ward and Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini.
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. And a limited number of tickets have been reserved for walk-ups. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9th, and the first bout begins at 7:00 p.m.