UBO Flashback: When Jeter Got Redemption In UBO Title Fight                         

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December 19, 2020 / BY UBO PRESS OFFICER

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From Columbia in Maryland, USA, Tony “Mo Better” Jeter turned professional at twenty-five in January of 2001, stopping 1-1 Ervin Fuller in the first round in Glen Burnie, a suburb of Baltimore.


After five fights that year, three wins, one loss and one No-Contest, he would be out of the ring for four years before returning in October of 2005. He won a fight and lost one, and was then out again for more than two years.

With a record of 4-2, 1 N-C, he wasn't exactly putting the boxing world on fire, bur between April 2008 and November 2011 he went 8-0-1, and suddenly he looked like someone worth keeping an eye on.

So it was quite a shock when he was stopped in the fifth round by 10-11-2 journeyman Jose Felix a week before Christmas 2011.

However, Jeter was not about to give up on himself and his dreams of achieving something as a boxer, so a rematch was arranged for two months later, with the vacant UBO All-America Middleweight title on the line.


In Millersville, Maryland on February 25, 2012, Jose Felix understandably came full of confidence that he could beat Jeter again and started the fight fast and aggressive.

It turned out to be an excellent fight, with Jeter, now 12-3-1 (9), scoring two knock-downs in the first round, and also finding himself on the canvas courtesy of a Felix right hand.

There would be no more knock-downs, but the pace remained fast despite things getting ugly at times. Jeter did the better work, and deservedly got his redemption, and the UBO title, by clear unanimous decision.

Jeter went on to also win a WBC regional title, as well as the Virginia State title, and retired with a 20-5-1 (14) record after losing a crack at the Interim WBA World Middleweight title to Chris Eubank Jr. in the fall of 2015.

He is now a successful promoter, staging regular shows mainly in Maryland and Virginia.








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