Boxing News: Gilbert vs Brinkley, Solo Boxeo Tecate, Sampson Lewkowicz

RENO, NEVADA (October 8, 2008) Following a blistering war of words over the last few years, super middleweights Joey Gilbert and Jesse Brinkley have agreed to settle their score in the ring on Friday, January 30th, it was jointly announced today by co-promoters Chet Koerner of Las Vegas’ TKO Boxing Promotions and Terry Lane’s Let’s Get It On Promotions of Reno..

“It’s a bout that has to happen. Everywhere Jesse goes in Reno , fans always ask when he’s going to shut up Joey. They’ve never gotten along and it’s really turned into a bitter grudge match. Come January 30th fans are going to see a real war between these two when they finally settle things.” said Terry Lane .

Added Chet Koerner, “This is a terrific fight for boxing fans especially in the state of Nevada . I’ve worked with Joey for a long time and he’s always wanted to fight Brinkley in a major bout. Joey feels that Jesse double crossed him on The Contender Season 1 and they’ve never gotten a chance to fight each other.

We’re talking to casinos and other sites in Nevada as well as television networks and we hope to have final details on the location, advance ticket sales and the broadcast in the very near future. It’s a huge fight for fans of both guys and we want to make this a special event for them.”

Since his controversial loss to Peter Manfredo Jr. on The Contender, Gilbert, 15-1 (11KO’s) has run off a six bout winning streak culminating in a tenth round stoppage of unbeaten Juan Astorga on May 12, 2007 at the Reno Events Center. He followed that with a first round knockout of Charles Howe on September 21st, a result later changed to a no contest.

“I made a costly mistake leading up to the Howe fight and paid dearly for it. Boxing fans deserve better and against Brinkley I’m looking to make amends” said Gilbert.

Brinkley, 31-5 (21KO’s) is riding a five bout winning streak, most recently dominating Jason Naugler, sweeping all twelve rounds on June 13th in Reno. Prior to that he won the vacant WBC USNBC title from Otis Griffin on February 22nd, knocking him out in the 11th round..

Said Brinkley, “It’s time to settle this. He’s been running his mouth for years demeaning me.. On January 30th I’m going to finish him and settle this once and for all.”

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 promotes 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

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.

"Solo Boxeo Tecate" celebrates 400 shows!

Cerveza Tecate celebrates 400 shows of “Solo Boxeo Tecate”, with and amazing Friday boxing night, as part of the brand continued efforts to bring the power of boxing to fans across the nation. This week’s edition of “Solo Boxeo Tecate” will be broadcasted LIVE from Tucson, AZ.

“Solo Boxeo Tecate” hot-action night will showcase the amazing face-to-face- between David Lopez (36-12, 23 KO’s) as he encounters Samuel Miller (18-2, 15 KO’s) in 12 rounds for the WBC Latino Middleweight Title. Coming from Nogales, Mexico; Lopez’s great fighting skills have given him 12 consecutive victories. The fighter will arrive with the objective of including one more title in his remarkable career. Colombian Samuel Miller has collected 15 KO’s in 18 victories and is looking for the Latino triumph.

Partaking in the co-main event in 8 Super Featherweights rounds are Kevin Kelley (60-8-2, 39 KO’s) from Flushing, NY and David Rodela (10-1-2, 6 KO’s) from Oxnard, CA.

Renowned International Matchmaker/Agent Sampson Lewkowicz has joined forces with well known USVI figure Mrs.Lesley Comissiong in forming 340 Promotions

St.Thomas USVI, October 7th - At a press conference held at the Holiday Inn St. Thomas, it was announced that renowned International Matchmaker/Agent Sampson Lewkowicz has joined forces with well known USVI figure Mrs.Lesley Comissiong in forming 340 Promotions.

The company has already signed a deal to stage events in St. Thomas on the last Saturday of every month during 2009 with its first show scheduled for the 31st of January marking the return of pro-boxing to the Virgin Islands after a 5 year hiatus. Coors Light has jumped on board as a sponsor with several others to follow.

The inaugaral show has been dubbed as "The Class of 2008" will feature the professional debut of USVI Olympic representatives Junior Middleweight John Jackson and middleweight Julius Jackson, the sons of former 3 time world champion Julian "The Hawk" Jackson, as well as 2 other Olympians. Also scheduled will be middleweight Samuel Rogers, nephew of Jackson, who will be making his professional debut as well. Headlining this card will be rising Dominican prospect Victor "Mermelada" Cayo 17-0 12 KO's.

When asked how he feels about his son's accomplishments in boxing and their pro debuts, Julian Jackson, said "I am so proud that words can not express how I feel. To be a part of this and in their corner is a tremendous honor money can not replace the feelings that I have".

Also coming on board to co-promote the event will be Seminole Warriors Boxing, one of the premier names in boxing promotion today and home to such superstars as Glen Johnson, Edison Miranda, Raul Marquez, Joe Greene, and Juan Urango.

Present at this press conference was the President of the USVI Amateur Boxing Federation Mr. Jose "Tony" Rosario whom Lewkowicz credits with the present state of Amateur Boxing in the USVI and has pledged his support in the form of staging Pro-Am shows featuring local amateurs who will gain valuable experience and help in making the USVI a international power as well as establishing "Operation London 2012" with the objective being a first ever Olympic Boxing medal for the USVI.

While details for this show are still being negotiated the full lineup, time and location of the matches will be announced shortly by the promoters. Matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz has promised that this will be a "night to remember" and plans on making St. Thomas "the Las Vegas of the Caribbean" in the boxing world.

"I plan on putting St. Thomas back on the map in the sport of boxing" Lewkowicz said.

Lewkowicz is close to a deal with two more Olympians. The names will be revealed in the coming days when the terms are finalized. In spite of entering the promotional ranks, Lewkowicz says the new company will not interrupt any of his duties as an International Matchmaker and agent.

Article posted on 07.10.2008

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