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Gilbert to fight on MontBleu car

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North America Boxing Organization middleweight champion Joey Gilbert will fight in a feature bout on “Double Trouble in Tahoe” Ð the Aug. 5 world championship doubleheader at the outdoor pavilion of MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.

The Gary Shaw Productions’ card is headlined by the IBF/IBO bantamweight title rematch between Rafael Marquez and Silence Mabuza and the Juan Manuel Marquez-Terdsak Jandarng WBO interim featherweight title rumble.

Showtime will televise both world title fights tape delayed on the West Coast.

Reno’s Gilbert (11-1, 8 knockouts), a three time-national champion for the University of Nevada club boxing team, rose to international fame on the NBC reality show “The Contender.” He returns to the ring for the first time since capturing the NABO title on Feb. 18 via a third-round knockout of former “Contender” Jimmy Lange.

Currently world-rated No. 13 by the World Boxing Organization, Gilbert will be fighting in an eight-round nontitle bout against a soon-to-be-named opponent. Gilbert last fought in Northern Nevada on Nov. 5, winning a six-round unanimous decision over James North, at the same venue.

Remaining tickets to “Double Trouble” are priced at $200, $125, $75 and $40 and can be purchased at the box office, through TicketMaster, by calling (800) 648-3353.

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