News: Joey Gilbert; 8Count Presents 'New Year's Revoluton'

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 21, 2008) Declaring and showing that he is “More Than Ready” for his February 14th grudge match with Joey Gilbert, Yerington’s Jesse Brinkley impressively took care of business on Saturday night with a third round stoppage of Shreveport’s James Johnson at the Burr Arena in Washington, D.C..

With a brutal body shot, Brinkley, 32-5 (22KO’s) earned the stoppage at the 1:54 mark of the third round. Using his potent left jab and power shots throughout the bout, Brinkley was consistently in control against Johnson who fell 23-31-3 (12KO’s).

“This was just what Jesse needed. He had a little rust from the six month layoff, but now he’s ready to get back into serious training for Gilbert”, said Brinkley promoter Terry Lane of “Let’s Get It On” Promotions.

Brinkley will now spend Christmas in Northern Nevada with his family before heading to Rhode Island to train with Peter Manfredo Jr. for the showdown with Gilbert.

Tickets for “CIVIL WAR”, the long awaited super middleweight battle between Jesse Brinkley and Joey Gilbert set for Saturday, February 14th at the Reno Events Center, priced at $253.25, $153.25, $78.25 and 43.25*, are on sale at the Reno Events Center box office and Ticketmaster.

*A five dollar discount is available on tickets priced at $43.25 for students, active military, and police and fire department personnel with valid ID.

“CIVIL WAR” is promoted by Reno ’s “Let’s Get It On” Promotions along with 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 promotes highly regarded brothers Tyler and Derek Hinkey and undefeated welterweight prospect Bayan Jargal. 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, 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 Terrance Crawford, the sister team of Katy and Emily Klinefelter, featherweight Carney Bowman and super bantamweight Rafael Valenzuela.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at




CHICAGO, IL (December 19, 2008) Tickets are now on sale for “NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION, an evening of world class professional boxing set for Friday, January 23rd at Cicero Stadium, it was announced today by Dominic Pesoli, President of 8 Count Productions, HOME OF THE BEST IN CHICAGO BOXING.

Advance tickets, starting at $30, can be obtained in advance by calling the 8 Count Productions office at 312-226-5800. Cicero Stadium is located at 1909 S. Laramie in Cicero. Doors on the evening of the event will open at 7pm with the first bell at 8pm.

Headlining “NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION” is the return of popular Irish junior middleweight Henry “THE WESTERN WARRIOR” Coyle, 9-1-0 (8KO’s). Coyle is coming off an eight round decision win over Sergejs Savrinovics on November 15th in Castlebar, Ireland.

The co-main event will feature Chicago’s hottest boxing prospect, junior welterweight Ivan Popoca, 8-0-1 (7KO’s), in a six round bout. The heavy handed Popoca has won his last two bouts with devastating first round knockouts.

Also featured at “NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION” is fast rising super bantamweight prospect, Eric “EL LOCO” Estrada, 6-0 (2KO’s) in a six round bout.. The 20 year old Estrada is coming off a terrific decision win over Ivan Rodriguez on November 14th, which had the packed house at Cicero Stadium on their feet for the duration of the battle.

Junior welterweight newcomer Ryan Smedick, 2-0 (1KO) will return to the ring in a scheduled four round bout. Smedick made his pro debut by knocking out Eric Bradford on August 15th at the Aragon Ballroom and followed up with a decision over Gustavo Palacios on November 14th at Cicero Stadium.

Also added to the card, featherweight William Hernandez will be making his professional debut.

More information on these bouts will be announced shortly.

The Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be noted boxing ring announcer Thomas Treiber.

“NEW YEAR’S REVOLUTION” is presented along with Miller Lite, TCF Bank, Jack Daniels and EL Jimador Tequila.

TCF is a Wayzata, Minnesota-based national financial holding company with $16.4 billion in total assets. The company has 453 banking offices in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin, Indiana and Arizona, providing retail and commercial banking services, and investments and insurance products. TCF also conducts leasing and equipment finance business in all 50 states.

8 Count Productions was started by Dominic Pesoli in 1998 and has consistently presented the highest quality professional boxing events in Chicagoland. In 2003, Pesoli along with former featherweight contender Mike Garcia opened JABB Boxing Gym, a 6,000 square foot venue dedicated to the finest Chicagoland boxers of all talent levels.

To view the seating chart and poster for this event or for more information on 8 Count Productions and JABB Boxing Gym, please visit and

Article posted on 22.12.2008

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