Amidst the sweltering summer heat and humidity in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, trains the Fighting Pride of Northern Nevada, Jesse Brinkley, in preparation for his light heavyweight showdown with Baltimore’s Mike “THE PERSECUTOR” Paschall on Friday, July 10th at the Reno Events Center .

The Brinkley/Paschall main event headlines “SUMMER SHOWDOWN”, an outstanding evening of boxing presented by Reno ’s “Let’s Get It On” Promotions and Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions.

Taking a break after an intense session of sparring with a variety of southpaws in preparation for the left handed Paschall, Brinkley spoke about the fight.

“Leaving home and coming here to train is what’s best for me. Mr. Manfredo has set up an excellent camp and my training has gone extremely well. Come July 10th, I’ll be ready for whatever Paschall brings to the ring” said Brinkley.

“I’d much rather be home with my family and friends but being away from them makes me bitter and mean so maybe it works better for me. By the time I leave to return for the fight I’ll have been in camp for five weeks.”

In regards to Paschall’s comments discrediting Brinkley’s previous fight, a 12 round unanimous decision win over Joey Gilbert on February 14th at the Reno Event Center ,
which drew a crowd of over 6,500, Brinkley said, “Paschall can say what he wants. Gilbert came to fight but after his nose was broken in the fifth round, his game planned changed a little.”

“All the talk won’t mean much on July 10th, we’re going to have the gloves on and we’re going to settle it in the ring. I know he’s only lost once on a cut and he’s very confident, we’ll see how far that confidence takes him.”

Just before leaving the gym, Brinkley had a message for his thousands of fans in Northern Nevada, “I love fighting in Reno, it’s going to be great to see my friends and family and feel the terrific support I get from the fans there, I’m sure it will be packed at the Events Center like it was last time.”

“And I’m looking forward to shutting Paschall’s mouth.”

Brinkley, 33-5-0 (22KO’s), is riding a seven bout winning streak which culminated in the unanimous decision win over Gilbert at the packed Reno Events Center . He is currently world ranked #8 by the International Boxing Federation.

Paschall, 19-1-1 with four knockouts, has won his last two bouts following the SHOWTIME broadcast bout against Andre Dirrell which was ruled a loss by TKO when
the doctor ruled Paschall could not continue due to a bad cut suffered in the fourth round.

Priced at $128.25, $78.25, $53.25 and $33.25, tickets for “SUMMER SHOWDOWN” can be purchased through Ticketmaster ( , phone 775-787-8497) and The Reno Events Center Box Office. (A five dollar discount is available for students, military and police and fire personnel with ID for general admission tickets ($30.00).

Reno, Nevada based "Let's Get It On" Promotions was founded in 2000 by legendary boxing referee Mills Lane . In early 2005 he was joined by sons Terry and Tommy in the operations of the company. Along with super middleweight contender Jesse Brinkley, "Let's Get It On" Promotions also promotes lightweight contender Rustam Nugaev, lightweight prospect Bayan Jargal and highly regarded brothers Tyler and Derek Hinkey. They have consistently promoted world class boxing events on a national basis.

Further information on "Let's Get It On" Promotions can be viewed at

Formed in early 2008, Chet Koerner’s Las Vegas based TKO BOXING Promotions, originator of the “HOMETOWN HEROES TO WORLD CHAMPIONS” national boxing series, stable includes; heavyweight Lenroy Thomas, cruiserweight Andres Taylor, super middleweight Joey Gilbert and Fedor Chudinov, middleweights Peter Manfredo Jr., Elvin Ayala, Albert Onolunose, James Countryman and Dmitry Chudinov, junior middleweights Bastie Samir and Anthony Thompson, welterweights Juan Buendia and Raul Tovar, junior welterweights Francisco Contreras and Hastings Bwayla, lightweights Rolando Reyes and Terence Crawford, featherweights Matt Remillard, Carney Bowman, Delvin Plascencia, Rafael Lora and Maxwell Awaku, super bantamweights Rafael Valenzuela and Carlos Reyes.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at their newly remodeled website,

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