Gets By Paschall
By Jung Chul
Jesse Brinkley returned to the ring on Friday Night, however,
they were not under the terms he hoped for. Having cut himself
from 207 lbs. to weigh-in at a career high 175, Brinkley settled
on fighting Mike Paschall rather than a "King Kong" type of
opponent. Needless to say Brinkley was not at his best. Paschall,
however, took the assignment seriously as he counter-punched and
frustrated Brinkley throughout. Most of the fight had Brinkley
leading and landing the heavier blows. Although the feeling was
that the scoring was close, Brinkley closed the final round
landing heavy right hands that stunned Paschall and sealed the
victory. Brinkley won by the scores of 97-93 twice and 96-94.
"I tried to feint him a few times. I tried a few different
things. I tried countering his counter," Brinkley said. "I felt
slow at 175 (pounds). It's my fault for getting that heavy. I
was so slow. It's almost embarrassing."
Brinkley is looking for a title fight with his preference being
against Kelly Pavlik or Allan Green. In his words he is looking
to fight "King Kong for King Kong type of money."
Rustam Nugaev dominated Orlando Membreno throughout their super
lightweight fight landing an assault in the sixth round that
Membreno's corner mercifully stopped the contest after.
Two combinations of brothers fought on the undercard with mixed
results. Dmitri and Fedor Chudinov scored first round, under one
minute, knockouts against their severely overmatched opposition.
Fedor knocked out Shawn Kirk with the first punch he threw and
Dmitri dropped his opponent twice (second time with a brutal
body punch). The other brothers, Tyler and Derek Hinkey, were
not as fortunate. Tyler engaged in a close, hard fought battle
with Andrae Carthron for six rounds with Carthron winning a
majority decision. Older brother Derek would injure his hand in
the first round and go on to win a less than spectacular
decision against the hand headed Loren Myers.
Other results were Matt Remillard going to 18-0 by knocking out
Tyler Ziolowski in a minute and a half. Remillard has won a few
regional titles and is continuing to impress. Leo Santa Cruz won
a six round decision against Johnathan Velardez to go to 9-0-1
and Andrew Remp won a decision over Jose Pacheco to earn his