JOey Gilbert


Joey Gilbert was born in Chicago, Illinois, but moved with his family first to Sparks, Nevada and attended Our Lady of the Snows Parochial School from 5th-8th grade.  Joey then attended and graduated from Bishop Manogue Catholic High School in Reno, Nevada.  Joey graduated from the University of Nevada with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in English Literature & Political Science, with an emphasis on foreign affairs and minored in Italian studies. Gilbert spent 6 months living, training and traveling in northern Europe during the summer and fall of 1998 through a study abroad program based in Torino, Italy. 

As a collegiate fighter at the University of Nevada, Joey Gilbert was a three-time National Champion, a four-time Regional Champion, a four-time All American, and was the Nevada State Golden Gloves Super Middleweight Champion in 2000.

Joey earned his Juris Doctorate (JD-Law Degree) from Thomas Jefferson Law School in San Diego, California and passed the Nevada bar exam in 2004. He has practiced law since that time in numerous areas; however, he focuses on criminal and civil trial practice and specific areas of sports and entertainment law. 

In 2004, Gilbert was cast in NBC’s The Contender, working along side Sylvester Stallone, Sugar Ray Leonard and a mass of talented boxers and was introduced to Hollywood’s elite.  This experience has allowed Gilbert to gain extensive contacts and knowledge in television production, marketing and creation of live events worldwide as well as working relationships and friendships with the best in the business.

Retiring as a world-ranked professional fighter, Gilbert is the former WBO-NABO and WBC-USNBC Middleweight Champion with a record of 20-3, with 16 knockouts. Outside of the ring, Gilbert continues to train and condition as if he were still preparing to go 12 rounds. His work ethic, dedication and persistence have helped him achieve every goal and challenge set in front of him. Because of his personal experiences as a professional athlete, Joey has a unique understanding of issues from the “athlete’s” perspective.  This knowledge carries over into how efficiently and effectively the client/agent relationship produces results.  In addition, being a licensed Nevada lawyer with significant trial and courtroom experience, years of successful (and unsuccessful) contract negotiations and extensive work in public relations and in brand development has put Joey in a class of his own.  Put simply, because of his “outside of the box” techniques, Joey is quickly being recognized as a versatile talent in MMA, the fight game in general and Sports Management worldwide. Gilbert currently manages, represents, educates and trains alongside athletes of all performance levels.

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20-3 (16 KO’s)



Middleweight Champ

WBO #3



Middleweight Champ

WBC #7