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Jimmy Lange Decisions Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes

By Rodger M. Wood

Dad Lange

Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes fought tough against veteran middleweight Jimmy Lange at the George Mason Patriot Center last Saturday, but came up short on the referee and judges’ scorecards.

The win made Lange’s record, 35-4-2, 24 KO, while Holme’s record dropped to 19- 2, 10 KO.

Lange and Holmes went toe to toe the first six rounds, both trading punches and trying to take command of the fight.

Starting about the seventh round, Lange started getting the edge with hard right hand jabs and left – right combinations, but Holmes didn’t back off, dishing a good number of his own left –right combinations to Lange’s body and head.

In the end, Lange, the Fairfax favorite, got a unanimous decision, but Holmes could go on home to Indiana, holding his head up high after giving the savvy Lange more for his money than he expected.

Lange will be fighting a couple out of town matches before returning to the Patriot Center to fight September 12th.

My son Thom took these great fight photos. Please review them and you will think you were at the fight yourself.

Rodger and Jimmy Lange Talk Boxing

I enjoyed talking with middleweight boxer Jimmy Lange between halves at the JMU/George Mason basketball game last Saturday.

Since I’m from Detroit and did some boxing there, we talked about Detroit boxers. He thought Joe Louis was the best boxer to come out of the city, while I told him, pound for pound, I thought Sugar Ray Robinson was the best.

Jimmy is fighting Jimmy “The Fighting School Teacher” Holmes in a 10-round light middleweight boxing match at the George Mason Patriot Center on Saturday, March 12th.

Lange has a 34 wins- 4 losses- 2 draws record. He has 24 KO to his credit, the last one a dramatic 10th round knockout of Joe Wyatt this past November.

Holmes is fighting out of Indiana, and has 19 wins- 1 loss, and 10 by KO.