“No Excuses” at Iowa City

The August 27th “No Excuses” card at the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds in Iowa City will showcase a wealth of local and top talent.

Featured in separate bouts are sisters and Iowa City fan favorites Emily “The Enforcer” Klinefelter and Katy “The Dream” Klinefelter.

Fighting as a featherweight, the 26-year-old Emily brings a record of 7-0 with 2 knockouts into battle. She is coming off a sensational performance against Kerri Hill on May 1st, taking a six-round unanimous decision.

Younger sister Katy, 22 years old, has amassed an undefeated record of 5-0 with 3 knockouts since turning professional two years ago. On May 1st, the University of Iowa student stopped Lucretia Meacham in the second round of their scheduled six round junior featherweight bout at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.

Also featured in a four-round welterweight bout is Dan “The Man of War” Almeida, 1-0-0 (1 KO) of Cedar Rapids battling pro debuting Adrian McMullen of Washington, Iowa.

Almeida impressed the Johnson County Fairground crowd in his pro debut on May 1st with a devastating second-round knockout of Nick Quangvang.

Other boxers featured on the undercard include pro debuting Des Moines’ native Andy Branson, Ottumwa welterweight Robbie Adamson (9-2-1, 8 KOs), heavyweight Jerry “Ruffhouse” Simpson of Cedar Rapids, Ottumwa super middleweight veteran Jeremy Marts, undefeated Bobby “The Prodigy” Bryant (6-0, 5 KOs) of Vero Beach, Florida, pro debuting George Carter Jr. and Nebraska’s former National Jr. Olympic Champion John Determan.

The “No Excuses” card will also feature several amateur Muay Thai bouts.

Adam Pollack of “Win By KO Promotions” is the promoter of the “No Excuses” event.

Tickets starting at $25 for general admission can be purchased at Sushi Kicchin in the Iowa City Old Capitol Mall and by calling 319-338-1633.

The Johnson County Fairgrounds are located at 4261 Oak Crest Hill Road SE, Iowa City. First bell is scheduled for 6 p.m. For more information, please visit the ICOR Boxing Club website at

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