In a strong comeback Jimmy Lange proved that he still had what it takes to make him a championship contender as he defeated Grover Wiley with a unanimous victory.
Lange showed the swagger of old and displayed a strong jab and landed effective body shots throughout the ten-round battle, including a fourth-round knock down, to defeat the Midwest veteran who displayed toughness and a no-quit attitude.
“I have to give it up to Grover, he fought tough out there tonight. I thought he landed some tough punches, but I was able to get to him during the fourth-round and take control of the fight from there,” said Lange.
“I thought I had a good chance to win this fight. I was a little shaken up when he knocked me down in the fourth. He had me up against the ropes late in the 8th and 9th rounds and I couldn’t deliver the way I normally would,” said Wiley.
In the evening’s earlier bouts, Jimmy LeBlanc (12-15-4, 3 KOs) KO’d Luther Smith (22-8-2, 12 KOs) in the first round, Tracy Brewer (3-0, 1 KOs) defeated Calvin Aughty (0-3) in a competitive, four-round slugfest, and Curtis Smith (9-4, 4 KOs) outpointed Carlos Cisneros (9-16-1, 6 KOs) for a win.
The Cisneros fight was stopped in the sixth round when an accidental head butt caused bleeding to the forehead area of Cisneros and was discontinued per the recommendation of the medical staff. This was to the dislike of many of the Cisneros supporters.