Gilbert ready for Johnson


Gilbert ready for Johnson

PRESS RELEASE: After jetting overnight from Ontario, California, super middleweight contender Joey Gilbert declared himself “more than ready” for tomorrow night’s bout against Mississippi’s William Johnson (7-19-1). 

Gilbert returned to the ring after a thirteen month layoff with a crushing second round knockout of Dan Wallace at the Jonathan Ogden Foundation Charity Boxing Show on October 30th.  The Gilbert/Johnson bout is the feature attraction at the eight-bout event Thursday night at Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, Maryland. 

“I’ve been in serious training since early September in both Reno and Big Bear, California . It felt great to get back in the ring and I’m ready to put on another terrific performance for the Baltimore area fight fans” said Gilbert, 16-1-0 (13 KOs).

Gilbert has a planned showdown with fellow Northern Nevada area resident Jessie Brinkley set for early 2009 in Reno . Both were participants in The Contender Season One boxing reality show.  

“These fights are a perfect opportunity for me to prepare for the fight with Jessie. Training and sparring is great, but the actual fighting works even better” continued Gilbert.

Williams, who has faced a long list of notable names in his four year career including Andre Dirrell, Robert Allen, Andre Berto and John Duddy brings a record of 9-17-1 (3KO’s) into the six round battle with Gilbert.

Advance tickets for the eight-bout can be obtained by calling 410-766-7474. Michael’s Eighth Avenue is located at 7220 Grayburn in Glen Burnie , Maryland . Doors will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 8pm. Further information can also be obtained at


The full bout card is


Tyrell Samuel vs. Ron Boyd, ten rounds, lightweights

Maryland State Lightweight Title

Joey Gilbert vs. William Johnson, six rounds, super middleweights

Mike Paschall vs. James Johnson, six rounds, light heavyweights

Carlos Jones vs. Jarell Jackson, six rounds, light heavyweights

Terrance Crawford vs. Johnny Frazier, four rounds, junior welterweights

Stevie Weimer vs. Manny Cotrich, four rounds, junior welterweights

Bastie Samir vs. TBA, four rounds, junior middleweights

Dwayne McRae vs. Kareem Wilson, four rounds, heavyweights