Milton aims to stay unbeaten at “Rumble in the Heartland” in Neosho

NEOSHO, Mo. – Tulsa’s Jeremiah Milton has a chance to get to 5-0 in his professional boxing career this weekend in Neosho, Missouri.

“I feel great. I had an excellent camp. Coach and I came back and we sharpened up on what we need to do,” Milton says, “I got my whole team here and there’s a lot of love in the building already. I’m ready to execute and get the ball moving.”

Milton, who trains in Las Vegas and is signed with promoter Tony Holden out of Tulsa, will fight Carnell Giles at the “Rumble in the Heartland” event the Neosho Civic Center Saturday.

Giles is also undefeated, heading into the weekend with a 2-0 record.

“Every fight is my biggest fight,” Milton says when asked if he views Saturday as his biggest fight yet, “As we step up, that’s just part of the game. The key to my game plan is to just be myself. I’ve been working with the best, so I just have to do what I naturally do. Not too much on his part is going to be brand new to me.”

Milton was a silver medalist at the 2020 US Olympic Trials.

The undefeated heavyweight is also a former college football player.

He played defensive end in the MIAA at Northeastern State in Tahlequah, Oklahoma – before turning his attention to boxing.

“I never go in to something thinking I’m going to half-step it,” Milton says when asked if he’s surprised at his quick success in boxing, “I dabbled in boxing, but I never competed. Football was a different sport, but…boxing was always something that was in my heart. It’s a one-on-one sport. End of the day, it’s you and another man stepping in the ring. You find out a lot about yourself.”

Below is the full fight card for Saturday in Neosho. Doors open at 6 PM, with fights starting at 7 PM. (Card subject to changes)


Robert Bartley (Grove, OK) vs. Frankie Sparks (Aurora, MO)

Albert Leyva (Azusa, CA) vs. Juan Hollingsworth (Winfield, KS)

Jody Linthicum (Joplin, MO) vs. Kris Renty (Oklahoma City, OK)

Jeremiah Milton (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Carnell Giles (Kimball, MI)

Cesar Marquez (Rogers, AR) vs. Eric Skylar Thompson (Conway, AR)


Edward Ibarra (Joplin, MO) vs. Austin Swinney (Foyil, OK)

Kyle Davis (Galena, MO) vs. Case Ramirez (Foyil, OK)

Tyler Morgan (Rogers, AR) vs. Tykem Jackson (Foyil, OK)

Gaven Long (Rogers, AR) vs. Peyton Colbert (Foyil, OK)

James Roach (Grove, OK) vs. Kelly Bacon (Joplin, MO)

Lane Gaines (Fairland, OK) vs. Tyler Haines (Vinita, OK)

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