Contender Jesse Brinkley Returns to Fight in Reno on July 6th

RENO, NV – June 1st, 2007. Northern Nevada’s Jesse Brinkley will face off against Dallas Vargas from Toledo, Ohio in the ten-round main event on the professional boxing card, titled “Heavy Hands”, on July 6th at the Eldorado Hotel Casino in Reno, Nevada. Brinkley (26-5-0, 17 KOs) appeared on NBC’s boxing reality show The Contender in 2005. Brinkley is now out to get his career back on track after some tough and controversial losses..

In May of 2006 he dominated then undefeated, USNBC champion, Joey Spina for 10 rounds before getting hit with a body shot that eventually led to the referee stepping in and stopping the fight in the 11th round. Brinkley also recently participated in ESPN’s The Contender Challenge UK VS USA. He fought former super middleweight champion Robin Reid in what turned out to be an unconventional, dirty, eight-round battle. The decision went to Reid in his native Great Britain. Brinkley hasn’t fought in Northern Nevada since 2003.

Vargas (21-3-0, 15 KOs), an experienced fighter from the mid-west, participated in Showtime’s supper middleweight tournament last year in which he lost to undefeated Jean Paul Mendy. The loss to Mendy was controversial. Referee Tony Weeks stepped in and stopped the fight in the first round during a barrage of punches thrown by Mendy while it appeared that Vargas was not hurt. Vargas is a tough and talented fighter who is familiar with beating the odds. He was born prematurely and has been hearing impaired for his entire life.

“Heavy Hands” is being presented by Mills Lane’s Let’s Get It On Promotions in association with the Eldorado Hotel Casino. The under card for Heavy Hands will be announced as soon as information becomes available. The press conference for this event is scheduled for July 5, 2007 at 2 PM in the Eldorado Convention Center and is open to the public.

Tickets are available at the Eldorado box office. The box office can be reached at 775.786.5700 or toll free at 1.800.648.5966. Prices range from $25.50 to $200.50. Doors open at 6pm, first bout at 7pm.
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Article posted on 02.06.2007

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