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News: Brinkley vs Gilbert, Katy Klinefelter Wins, Gilbert Scores KO

PROVIDENCE, R.I. World ranked super middleweight Jesse Brinkley is busy preparing for his long awaited showdown with Northern Nevada rival Joey Gilbert set for January 30th. The Yerington, Nevada resident has been training for the last month at Peter Manfredo’s Gym in Pawtucket , R.I..

Currently riding a five bout winning streak, Brinkley spoke at length about the rivalry “For three years I’ve had to listen to Joey jerk me around with this fight. He’s basically run from me, pretending that he had bigger things in play and that I was not on his level. Now that he’s been exposed a little, he wants to fight me. For me, it’s never been an issue, I was willing to knock him out then and I’m willing to do it now” said Brinkley.

“We we’re both on the first season of The Contender and because we didn’t get to fight in the finals, we both agreed to fight in Reno right after the show ended. There’s a lot of fan support for both of us there and it would have been a big fight.

We get off the show and then he decides not to fight, that I’m not on his level and he was going to chase a world title which he never won and never will. The bottom line is he’s an average fighter and when we finally meet I’m going to prove that.”

In regards to Gilbert’s comeback plan, including his return bout in Baltimore on Thursday night, Brinkley said “He can fight as much as he wants between now and January 30th, the truth is he can’t and he won’t beat me. He couldn’t do it three years ago and he won’t do it now.”

Speaking about the fans in northern Nevada , Brinkley said, “This is a big fight for the fans. We will probably sell out the Reno Events Center if we do it there and I anticipate half the fans for each of us. We might need an arena just for the press conference" joked Brinkley.

Brinkley scored two big wins this year including an eleventh round knockout of Otis Griffin on February 22nd and a twelve round unanimous decision over Jason Naugler on June 13th, both fought in Reno in front of his legion of fans.

“It’s always great to fight in Northern Nevada , the fans were loud and very supportive from the opening bell for each fight” said Brinkley, currently world ranked #12 by the IBF. His record currently stands at 31-5 with with 21 knockouts.

In regards to his immediate plans, Brinkley said, “The sparring with Peter here has been great, working with his father as my trainer is terrific. It will be nice to go home for a short time coming up and then it’s back out here to set up camp.”

Final details of the Gilbert/Brinkley bout will be announced shortly. The event is a co-promotion between Reno ’s “Let’s Get It On” Promotions and the Las Vegas based TKO Boxing Promotions.

Reno, Nevada based “Let’s Get It On” Promotions was founded in 2000 by legendary boxing referee Mills Lane . In early 2005 he was joined by sons Terry and Tommy in the operations of the company. Along with Jesse Brinkley, Let’s Get It On Promotions also promote highly regarded brothers Tyler and Derek Hinkey. They have consistently promoted world class boxing events in northern Nevada .

Further information on “Let’s Get It On” Promotions can be viewed at www.letsgetitonboxing.com

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO Boxing Promotions stable includes; super middleweight Joey Gilbert, middleweights Bastie "THE BEAST" Samir and James Countryman, junior middleweight Anthony Thompson, lightweights Rolando Reyes, Raul Tovar and Terrence Crawford, the sister team of Katie and Emily Klinefelter, featherweight Carney Bowman, super bantamweight Rafael Valenzuela and junior flyweight Austreberto Juarez.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at www.tkoboxingpromotions.com


KATY KLINEFELTER WINS UNANIMOUS DECISION

COCKEYSVILLE, MD (October 31, 2008) Former amateur sensation Katy Klinefelter improved to 2-0 last night with an easy four round decision win over pro debuting Jasica Rojo of Tucson, Arizona. The 21 year old Iowa City native used sharp right hands and a steady jab throughout the fight against the game Rojo in the co-main event of the Jonathan Ogden Foundation Charity Boxing show last night.

The senior at the University of Iowa swept the three judges scorecards by scores of 40-36 on each card.

Said Klinefelter, “I was very happy with my performance. We’ve worked on a lot of new things in the gym, especially my defense and that really worked well for me tonight.” Klinefelter is expected to be back in the ring in the near future with details to be announced shortly.

Formed in early 2008, the Las Vegas based TKO Boxing Promotions stable includes; middleweights Bastie "THE BEAST" Samir and James Countryman, junior middleweight Anthony Thompson, lightweights Rolando Reyes, Raul Tovar and Terrence Crawford, the sister team of Katie and Emily Klinefelter, featherweight Carney Bowman, super bantamweight Rafael Valenzuela and junior flyweight Austreberto Juarez.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at www.tkoboxingpromotions.com


JOEY GILBERT SCORES SECOND ROUND TKO IN RETURN

COCKEYSVILLE, MD (October 31, 2008) Reno, Nevada’s Joey Gilbert made his successful return to the ring after a thirteen month absence last night with a devastating second round knockout of Michigan’s Daniel Wallace in the main event of the Jonathan Ogden Foundation Charity Boxing show last night.

Gilbert, raising his record to 16-1 with 12 knockouts, was able to hold off Wallace’s initial rush and score points in the first round using solid counter punching. In the second round, a succession of power shots from Gilbert sent Wallace backing into the ropes and amidst a flurry of unanswered power shots from the Reno , Nevada resident, the bout was stopped at 1:59 of the second round by referee Kenny Chevalier. The loss moved Wallace's record to 9-7 (3KO's).

“I was a little rusty which is to be expected but I thought my defense was very good. We worked on some things in training which truly helped tonight” said Gilbert who added that he hoped to be back in the ring in the near future.

The highly anticipated showdown bout between Gilbert and fellow Contender alum Jesse Brinkley is expected to take place on
January 30th in Northern Nevada. Further details are expected to be announced shortly.

Formed in early 2008, the Las Vegas based TKO Boxing Promotions stable includes; middleweights Bastie "THE BEAST" Samir and James Countryman, junior middleweight Anthony Thompson, lightweights Rolando Reyes, Raul Tovar and Terrence Crawford, the sister team of Katie and Emily Klinefelter, featherweight Carney Bowman, super bantamweight Rafael Valenzuela and junior flyweight Austreberto Juarez.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at www.tkoboxingpromotions.com

Article posted on 02.11.2008



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