Brinkley to headline eight-bout card in Reno June 13
BY MIKE HOUSER
Appeal Sports Writer
Yerington super middleweight Jesse Brinkley may well be the attraction when he meets Jason “Notorious” Naugler in the 12-round main event of “International Affair” June 13 at Reno Ballroom, but Let’s Get It On Promotions chief executive officer Terry Lane said boxing fans will have plenty more to cheer about.
“There are eight fights ” all of which I think are tremendous fights,” the 25-year-old Lane said Sunday. “You’re going to get more bang for your buck ” you can take that literally.”
Against the 30-year-old Naugler, 18-7-1 with 11 knockouts, the 31-year-old Brinkley, 30-5 (21), will be defending his WBC-affiliated United States National Boxing Championship (USNBC) super middleweight belt that he won against Otis Griffin Feb. 22 at Silver Legacy Resort Casino.
Brinkley, who has stopped his last four opponents, has moved up to No. 14 in the IBF.
Naugler, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, won the Canadian light heavyweight title in his last fight, a 10-round unanimous decision over Abdullah Ramadan on March 20.
Naugler has never been stopped or knocked down in his professional career.
Including Brinkley, there are seven local fighters on the card.
In the six-round co-main event, McDermitt super middleweight Derek Hinkey, 4-1 (4), will meet Gabriel Gil, 3-0 (1), of Madera, Calif.
Derek’s brother, heavyweight Tyler Hinkey, 3-0-1 (2), will take on Mike Finney, 1-0, of San Jacinto, Calif., in a four-rounder.
Lovelock heavyweight Alfred “Little Bum” Happy ” all 6-foot-8, 300 pounds of him ” will be featured, as will Mongolian super bantamweight Batkhuu Otgonchuluun.
Two Carson City boxers will also be featured, including amateur standout Jose “Chuy” Elizondo, who will be making his professional debut in a junior middleweight bout, and Flavio Cardoza.
Cardoza, 1-2, will meet Mark “The Italian Bazooka” DeLuca, 5-0 (3), of Whitman, Mass., in a four-round middleweight contest.
Thirty-four-year-old Chad Forrester, of Sparks, will make his pro debut against Michael Goins, 0-1, of Las Vegas, in a four-round heavyweight bout.
Lane said the capacity of the newly constructed venue will allow him to offer tickets at a more reasonable price.
Tickets are $25, $50, $100 for ringside and $150 for front-row ringside. They are available at the Silver Legacy box office, by calling (800) 687-8733 or by visiting http://www.ticketmaster.com.
“The Reno Ballroom seats approximately 2,500,” Lane said. “This allows us to bring the ticket prices down and allow us to share boxing with more people.”
Doors open at 6 p.m., with the first bout beginning at 7.