Boxing News: Brinkley vs Gilbert; Ran Nakash; More

RENO, NV (February 9, 2009) Super middleweights Jesse Brinkley and Joey Gilbert broke camp on Sunday in anticipation of their long awaited showdown this Saturday night, February 14th, at The Reno Events Center. Both fighters will appear at open workouts for fans and media on Tuesday, February 10th at the Fourth Street Gym in Reno . Brinkley will work from 11am to 12noon while Gilbert will train from 12:30 to 1:30pm.. The Fourth Street Gym is located at 410 E. Fourth St ..

Stepping off the a plane from his training camp in Rhode Island, with his trainer Peter Manfredo Sr., Brinkley declared himself ready for war, “We had a terrific camp, Mr. Manfredo did a great job setting everything up. The sparring partners were perfect for this fight.”

“I’m glad to be back in Northern Nevada , it will be nice to see my kids and family who I’ve been away from since Christmas. Saturday night will be a special night for fight fans in Northern Nevada , not so special for Joey Gilbert” stated Brinkley.

Said Gilbert, who trained in the Reno area for the fight, “As much as I love finishing up a tough training camp because it’s finally time to fight and reap the rewards of my hard work; I miss the disciplined and rigorous workouts and my jam packed schedule. It’s something I adapt and look forward to as I prepare for each fight. For me, each day is another challenge of how hard I can push myself, and what limitations I can break or conquer.”

“I have nothing to say about my opponent from Yerington as I’m sure he’ll talk enough for the both of us as he usually does, but come Saturday night it’s no longer a war or words… I look forward to that, this is my town.”

Presented by Reno ‘s “Let’s Get It On” Promotions and Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, “CIVIL WAR” features the long awaited showdown between super middleweights Jesse Brinkley of Yerington , NV and Reno ‘s Joey Gilbert set for Saturday, February 14th at the Reno Events Center . The twelve round bout is for Brinkley’s WBC USNBC world title.

Tickets for “CIVIL WAR” are priced at $253.25, $153.25, $78.25 and 43.25 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster ( or through the Reno Events Center Box Office (775-335-8815).

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. Doors will open the night of the event at 6pm, with the first bell at 7pm. Tickets for “CIVIL WAR” are priced at $253.25, $153.25, $78.25 and 43.25.


PHILADELPHIA (February 8, 2009)-In front of a near capacity crowd, Ran Nakash emphatically blew out Ryan Carrol by scoring a second round stoppage in a scheduled eight round main event of a six bout card at The Legendary Blue Horizon.

Nakash of Haifa, Israel scored the first of three knockdowns late in round one with a big left hook to the body just before the bell rang to end the round. Carrol, of Delaware, Ohio never really recovered as Nakash was all over him and deposited Carrol on the ground two more times in round time with a left to the head and the Israeli soldier ended things with a hard uppercut that forced referee Steve Smoger to mercifully end the bout at 2:06 of round two.

Nakash is now 17-0 with thirteen knockouts.

Nakash will now go back to Israel and re-take his place in the Israeli Army

Looking just as spectacular was Nakash’s stablemate, Elad Shmouel in the co-feature.

Shmouel of Tel Aviv, Israel showed no signs of ring rust as he was coming off a fourteen month break to dispose of Khristian Garaci of Pittsburgh at 1:32 of the second round in a four round Jr. Welterweight bout.

Shmouel was his usual swarming self as he landed some vicious body attacks that Garaci had a very difficult time dealing with until a barrage of punches forced Smoger to stop the fight.

In the other six round bout, Julius Edmonds out worked Linwood Hurd to score s ix round unanimous decision in a Jr. Welterweight bout.


8 ROUND CRUISERWEIGHT BOUT—Ran Nakash (17-0, 13 KO’s), 204 ½ lbs of Haifa, Israel TKO 2 (2:06) over Ryan Carrol (7-2), 201 lbs of Delaware, Ohio

6 ROUND JR. WELTERWEIGHTS—Elad Shmouel (19-2, 10 KO’s), 143 ½ lbs of Tel Aviv, Israel TKO 2 (1:32) Khristian Garaci (4-6-1) of Pittsburgh, PA

6 ROUND JR. WELTERWEIGHT—Julius Edmonds (4-3), 140 lbs of Philadelphia, PA UD (59-55, 58-6, 58-56) over Linwood Hurd (2-1-3), 135 lbs of Atlantic City, NJ

4 ROUND MIDDLEWEIGHT—Marcus Bianconi (2-0, 2 KO’s), 161 lbs of Houston, Texas TKO END OF 2 over John Turner (1-1), 161 lbs of Philadelphia, PA

4 ROUND JR MIDDLEWEIGHT—Ardrick Butler (1-1), 149 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA SD (40-36, 39-38, 37-39) over Anthony Abrams (1-6). 147 ½ lbs of Philadelphia, PA

4 ROUND WELTERWEIGHT—Ronald Cruz (2-0, 1 KO), 142 ½ lbs of Bethlehem, PA TKO 3 (2:52) over Adam Duncan (0-1), Philadelphia, Pa

VA Night of Champions Postponed

Fire Marshall KOs Title Fight

An unfortunate situation has unfolded in Norfolk, Virginia, as upstart promotional firm Triple Mac Promotions was informed by city officials yesterday at 5:15 pm that fire regulations would prevent their “Night of Champions” show from happening tonight (Saturday, February 7).

Triple Mac chief Freddie Mac says he is the victim of a venue’s lack of professionalism.

“We did everything we could to make this another fantastic show, but the people at the Norfolk Masonic Temple didn’t have the proper permits to host the shows they’re hosting. We got an email late yesterday (Friday) from the Fire Marshall saying the venue didn’t have the right licenses. And because it was so late in the day on Friday, we were in a position where we couldn’t get a permit, the city was closed, and we couldn’t move to another venue.”

“Night of Champions”, which was to have been headlined by an NABA-US Supermiddleweight Championship bout between Bobby Jordan and Don Hall, has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 21.

“I appreciate the fight fans in this area that make our shows so successful and I sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. Triple Mac is planning on doing something special in the near future to make it up to all of you.”

All tickets purchased for tonight’s postponed show will be honored on February 21 or fully refunded.

Please call 757.728.0888 for more information or to obtain a refund.

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