Let’s Get It On Promotions and Star Boxing present “Reno Xtreme Fights II” at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, NV on January 29th featuring the IBF super middleweight eliminator between contenders Jesse Brinkley (34-5, 22 KOs) from Yerington, NV and Curtis “Showtime” Stevens (21-2, 15 KOs) from Brooklyn. The winner will capture the number two mandatory spot in the IBF world rankings and earn a title shot at champion Lucian Bute.
Brinkley, a star of the inaugural “The Contender” series, has been victorious in his past eight fights along with capturing the UNSBC super-middleweight championship and becoming the #6 ranked contender by the IBF. ”This fight is the only thing that stands in my way of achieving my dream of having a shot at becoming a world champion,” said Brinkley. “I’m busting my butt in the gym, and I’m going to leave it all out there.”
“A lot is on the line,” said Tommy Lane, president of Let’s Get It On Promotions and promoter of Brinkley. “The winner will get a shot at the title; the loser will continue to wait in line. I just can’t wait to see the fight.”
Stevens - rated #10 by the IBF - grew up in the same Brownsville neighborhood that was home to former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe. Stevens is known for his big punch and knockout power with 15 of his 21 wins coming by way of KO – with 13 of those knockouts executed before the end of the fourth round.
“I’m in the business of hurting people, and you better believe Jesse Brinkley is in for a world of hurt when he gets into the ring with me,” commented Stevens. ”I am going to knock Brinkley out cold!”
“These are the types of fights that boxing fans dream of watching,” said Joe Deguardia, President of Star Boxing and promoter of Stevens. “With the Super Six Tournament in full-swing, the super middleweight division is one of the most exciting in the sport right now, and we are expecting to add to that excitement with a tremendous fight January 29th.”
More bouts will be announced shortly. The Brinkley-Stevens bout will be televised live by ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. Doors open at the Grand Theatre inside the Grand Sierra Resort at 6p and the first bout is at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $100, $75 or $40 and are available at www.GrandSierraResort.com or call 1.800.648.3568. Tickets for a King’s Row Booth for four are $1000 which includes an exciting spot close to the action with light appetizers and one bottle of alcohol included.