The Washington Times - November 3, 2008, 10:39AM

Jimmy Lange continues to be an impressive force on the Washington sports scene. His Saturday night show at the Patriot Center drew nearly 6,000 fans, who watched him win an unanimous 10 round decision over Grover Wiley.

It was Lange’s first fight in 17 months, recovering from a rotator cuff injury, and his absence only seemed to make the hearts of local fight fans grow fonder. He has become another sports franchise in this town with the crowds he draws for his Patriot Center shows. A middleweight, Lange improved his record to 29-3-2 with 20 knockouts.


In other action, George Rivera scored a unanimous decision over Jessie Nicklow in their eight round bout and Tracy Brewer won a four rounder over Calvin Aughty. “Tattoo” Tom Mitchell lost his professional debut to Yieta Johnson, stopped in the second round. But Mitchell accomplished what he wanted to do — raise money and awareness about childhood cancer. His daughter, Shayla, was diagnosed with cancer last summer, and Mitchell stepped into the ring to raise money for Growing Hope, a local non-profit organization that provides outreach and family support programs for children battling cancer. Mitchell donated his purse, while the promotion agreed to donate one-third all of the revenue generated from Mitchells personal ticket sales to the cause. Reportedly, that amount came to $6,000.

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