As part of the Jack Johnson vs. Jim Jeffries centenary in Reno, Top Rank Incorporated, the Grand Sierra Resort, and Let's Get It On Promotions present an evening of professional boxing.
Added to the stellar boxing card is an eight round super-middleweight bout between Reno’s own Joey Gilbert (19-2, 15 KOs) and Bakersfield CA’s Billy “The Billy Goat” Bailey (10-8, 4 KOs).
Gilbert, who displayed that he is still a contender by stopping the tough Anthony Bartinelli on May 22nd, is looking to extend his win streak to three in a special attraction bout.
“I felt great against Stovall in August, and Bartinelli in May.” Says Gilbert. “It feels great to be fighting regularly again. I’m back.”
In Bailey’s last two fights, he has been on the wrong end of extremely controversial decisions. He has only been stopped one time in his career. Bailey is known for being an aggressive and durable foe who many fighters avoid.
“Fight of the night” winner of Reno Xtreme Fights IV, El Negro Mexicano “Lightning” Lonnie Smith (10-2-2, 7KOs) has been added to the July 3rd card as well. Smith, who’s fight with Randy Arrellin had the fans at the Grand Sierra Resort on their feet, is coming off of an impressive 5th round TKO.
“I can’t wait to put on another great show for the fight fans in Reno.” Says the personable and charismatic Smith. “I can only hope that the work I do in my fight, Jack Johnson can look down and smile knowing that a new champ is soon to be crowned.”