BY MIKE HOUSER
Appeal Sports Writer
Jack Dempsey, Bob Fitzsimmons, Battling Nelson and Jack Johnson: These are some of the Hall of Fame pugilists from the late-19th and early-20th Century who once waged war in Nevada towns such as Goldfield, Tonopah, Ely, Carson City and Reno.
Such knowledge is not lost on Let's Get It On Promotions president Tommy Lane and chief executive officer Terry Lane, who will honor Fallon's Centennial Celebration by presenting a seven-bout boxing card at the Churchill County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena on Aug. 29.
"Terry and I are excited. It will be the first professional fights Fallon has had since 1939," Tommy Lane said on Wednesday. "Terry and I love the history of boxing. It's our hobby to read about it " about old, big fights in little towns and mining towns like Goldfield. Hopefully the town of Fallon and the local boxing community show up for it."
The show, titled "History in the Making," will feature four six-round bouts and three or four four-rounders and will be co-headlined by McDermitt brothers Tyler and Derek Hinkey.
Also featured in a pair of six-rounders will be Carson City lightweight Mike Peralta and middleweight Mark "The Italian Bazooka" DeLuca, of Brockton, Mass.
"This show is a tribute to the fighters of this area's history and to celebrate the new boxing history that his being made in Northern Nevada today," the Lanes said in a press release.
The card will also highlight the professional debut of Yerington lightweight Andrew Remp and the return to Northern Nevada of former Mongolian amateur star Batkhuu "Batman" Otgonchuluun.
Remp, who along with super bantamweight Otgonchuluun, will compete in a pair of four-rounders. Remp is the cousin of Yerington super middleweight Jesse Brinkley, who along with the Hinkeys comprise the Lane's growing stable of local fighters.
Opponents and additional undercard information will be announced soon, Tommy Lane said.
With the exception of Remp and Peralta, 4-2 with 1 knockout, who is coming off a six-round upset victory over Javier Garcia, in Albuquerque, N.M., the four remaining boxers all competed on the Lanes' last show at the Reno Ballroom, on June 13.
Peralta will turn 26 on Aug. 21.
Twenty-five-year-old heavyweight Tyler Hinkey, 4-0-1 (3), is coming off a one-round knockout of Michael Finney, while 28-year-old super middleweight Derek Hinkey, 5-1 (5), notched a sixth-round stoppage of Gabriel Gil, who was 3-0 coming into the bout.
DeLuca, a 20-year-old southpaw, improved to 6-0 (4), when he caught Carson City's Flavio Cardoza with a straight left to score a one-round knockout in their middleweight contest.
The 25-year-old Otgonchuluun, 1-0 (1), was an Asian Games gold medalist and is trained by Nonito Donaire Sr., in San Leandro, Calif. Nonito Donaire Jr., who is trained by his father, is the current IBF flyweight champion.
Otgonchuluun stopped Omar Valencia in the third round of his own pro debut.
Tickets are available by visiting www.ticketweb.com, the Fallon Chamber of Commerce or at the door on fight night. Prices are $99 (ringside floor), $50 (grandstand floor), $25 for general admission, and $10 general admission for students.
Tickets to the fights include admission to the annual Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe Festival. First bout begins at 7 p.m.