Monday, July 20, 2015
GH3 Promotion Issues Statement On Odoms Upset Loss!
GH3 Promotions takes nothing away from Clarkson's win over the Bowie, MD super middleweight "The King's Son" Jerry Odom's. The third-round knockout loss to Samuel Clarkson was in front of a nationally-televised (Showtime) audience on July 17 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, PA. They issued a statement after the loss.
GH3 Promotions President Vito Mielnicki:
"I should have cut the fight at the weigh in but I let my fighter make the final decision and Jerry wanted to fight. I thought about it but wanted to give Jerry the opportunity to showcase that he is one of the best Super Middleweights out there," said Mielnicki.
"I still believe in Jerry as much if not more then I did before the fight, Mielnicki continued. He showed that he won't back down from anybody. He was in there with a cruiserweight and against my better judgement, I let the fight happen. I signed options with Clarkson and I am looking to do the rematch on television at the proper weight of 168 pounds. If he knew that he would be coming in so over the weight limit, being professional he could have come to us and we could have worked it out so Jerry did not have sweat off the final pounds for the last two days before the weigh in. That was his way of giving himself a better chance to win the fight. Look at some the pre fight pictures and interviews, Jerry was as dried out and drained as he could have got, yet Clarkson looked fresh as a daisy. We will look to have a rematch on television in the next four months."