- The Washington Times - Monday, October 9, 2006


Jimmy Lange got his career back on track Saturday night by stopping Tommy Witt in the final round of their 10-round bout at Patriot Center before a crowd of about 3,800.

Lange, a middleweight from Great Falls, used a strong left jab and body shots to wear down Witt. Lange (27-3-1) put Witt (20-6, four knockouts) away with a series of combinations that led referee Joe Cooper to stop the fight at 2:35 in the 10th round.

“I made a lot of mistakes,” Lange said. “But I hadn’t gone 10 rounds for a while, and this was a good test for me.”

His manager and father, Johnny Lange, who helped put together the event, said there was another show scheduled for December at Patriot Center. This was the third boxing event at the George Mason arena in 13 months.

In other action, junior welterweight Dorin Spivey (34-4, 29 knockouts) of Portsmouth, Va., won an eight-round decision over Robert Valenzuela (37-26, 33 knockouts).

Also, super middleweight Larry Marks of New Castle, Del., defeated Washington’s Purcell Miller in an eight-round decision.

Thom Loverro

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