Brinkley, Gilbert to fight Feb. 14
On July 4, 1910, Jack Johnson and James Jeffries met in Reno in arguably the biggest fight of the 20th Century. Terry Lane, president of Reno-based Let’s Get It On Promotions, is hoping that Feb, 14, 2009, goes down as the date of the biggest fight of the 21st Century in Northern Nevada.
That will be the date that Yerington’s Jesse Brinkley and Reno’s Joey Gilbert will finally settle their differences in a 12-round bout for Brinkley’s WBC-affiliated United States National Boxing Championship (USNBC) super middleweight belt at the Reno Events Center.
More details will be in Saturday’s Nevada Appeal sports section.