(JUNE 29) On July 10th, at the
Patriot Center, in a six-rounder featherweight “The Bolivian Queen”
Jennifer Salinas (11-1, 4 KOs) of Manassas, VA will face Nathalie
Forget (2-1) of Montreal, Canada. The two will be featured on the
In other boxing action, former world champion DeMarcus “Chop Chop”
Corley of Washington, D.C. (36-13-1, 21 KOs) will fight Detroit
southpaw Damian Fuller (30-7-1, 14 KOs) in the July 10th co-main
event at the Patriot Center, replacing Baltimore’s Tim “The Pitbull”
Coleman (17-1-1, 4 KOs) who suffered a laceration on his head during
training last Thursday that forced him out of the fight.
The last-minute replacement worked out well for Corley who was lined
up to face undefeated Dominican Francisco Contreras on July 2.
However, that bout recently fell out providing him the opportunity
to fight for the second time at the Patriot Center. Corley and
Fuller were originally scheduled to fight as the co-main event on
the September 26, 2009 Patriot Center card, but Fuller suffered an
injury forcing him to withdraw. Corley went on to record an
eight-round decision over Harrison Cuello.
A Northeast D.C. native and former World Boxing Organization (WBO)
light welterweight champion, Corley remains a strong force in the
light welterweight division with an impressive resume that includes
battles against Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Miguel Cotto, Zab Judah,
Junior Witter, Randal Bailey and Devon Alexandria. In his last
fight, he lost to top prospect Freddy Hernandez last February.
The “No Excuses” card features nine action-packed fight headlined by
popular junior middleweight contender, Jimmy Lange (31-4-2, 22 KOs)
of Great Falls, VA taking on Jimmy LeBlanc (12-16-4, 4 KOs) of
Weymouth, MA in the 10-round Main Event. The undercard of the Ice
Promotions event (www.jimmylangeboxing.com) presented by Valcourt
Building Services (www.valcourt.net) will showcase some of the
region’s top fighters:
6 Rounds - Middleweight
Tony “Mo Better” Jeter (9-2, 8 KOs) of Columbia, MD vs. Lawrence
Jones (3-2-1, 1 KO) of Reston, VA
6 Rounds – Middleweight
Jonathan Reid (34-12, 19 KOs) of Nashville, TN vs. Larry Brothers
(7-33-3, 5 KOs) of Washington, DC
6 Rounds - Welterweight
Juan “The Savior” Rodriguez (4-0, 4 KOs) of Haymarket, VA vs. Dontre
King (2-7-1, 1 KOs) of Cambridge, MD)
4 Rounds - Middleweight
Zain “The Tiger” Shah (2-0, 2 KOs) of Chantilly, VA vs. Washington,
DC’s Antonio Walls (2-3, 1 KO)
4 Rounds - Middleweight
Brandon Quarles (pro debut) of Alexandria, VA vs. Vince “The Beast”
Batteast (1-2-1) of Annapolis, MD
4 Rounds – Welterweight
Todd “White Lightning” Wilson (7-0, 1 KO) of Falls Church, VA vs.
Calvin Faggins (3-4-1, 1 KO) of Marshall, VA
Bouts are subject to change.
Doors open at 6:30 pm with the first fight set for 7:30 pm. Tickets
cost $35, $50, $75, $125, $200, $300 and $500 (plus applicable
service charge) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster by logging
onto www.ticketmaster.com, calling phone charge at 703-573-SEAT,
202-397-SEAT or 410-547-SEAT or by visiting any Ticketmaster outlet,
including the Patriot Center box office (703-993-3000).