Owner and Chief Instructor of
Kickboxing and Martial Arts
626 Crestwood Plaza
Kickboxing, MMA, Submission
Fighting and Boxing.
Jesse Finney is
a single successful entrepreneur, businessman, athlete, fight promoter, trainer
and real estate investor, just to name a few of his current endeavors. Some of
his professional accomplishments are being the CEO of Finney's Mixed Martial
Arts, Kickboxing and Boxing, CEO of Shamrock Promotions, and
President of JKR Real Estate Investments Group.
His real estate group is involved in buying and selling both
commercial and residential properties along with having an interest in (2)
successful St. Louis restaurants. He partners this business with his long time
friend Kim Golemb. He has strong family ties and stays very connected
with his family by keeping everyone involved in his growing adventures. His
mother, Tracey Biggs is a Real Estate Broker that he works closely with
on his real estate transactions. In addition, he has hired his step mother as
his personal assistant who supports all the activities associated with his
Historically, Jesse began his athletic career as a
fighter when he was 9 years old. His step dad, Robert Biggs, who as a
three time World Champion Kickboxer, worked with him as his mentor. His dad,
Hoby Finney, coached him in baseball most of his adolescent years. By
the time he reached high school he established a name for himself by excelling
at basketball, football and baseball. He continued on to college with a
baseball scholarship. He recognizes
that most of his success is credited to the support of his parents and siblings
of 3 brothers and a sister who genuinely idolize him in his success and as a
great brother. They all love to come to the fighting events and watch all the
In 1997, Jesse opened his first professional boxing and
kickboxing gym under the name of Finney's Kickboxing and Boxing with his
best friend Rob Donaker. Rob is the Vice President of Shamrock
Promotions and Finney's MMA, Boxing and Kickboxing. Shortly
thereafter, their company needed to relocate to a larger facility which is
presently established at the luxurious facility of the St. Louis Workout located
in Crestwood Plaza in St. Louis. Jesse works with over 40 active
fighters on a daily basis. The gym offers group classes along with personal
The gym has also been recognized as one of the top training
facility in the USA for professional Mixed Martial Arts, Kickboxing and Boxing
professionals. Many of his fighters have gone on and established themselves as
professional athletes with winning records as professional fighters. Under his
tutelage, are Timmy Connors, Kevin Engel, Adam Cella, Mark Mayfield, Mike
Cory (IFL), Steve Berger (UFC & Bodog Veteran),
and Pat Healy (IFL & UFC) just to name a few.
While operating his gym and pursuing other entrepreneur
endeavors, Jesse has also continued his career as a fighter with a
kickboxing record of 23-0, and a boxing record of 8-2, along with his impressive
MMA record of 4-0. His last fight at the Scottrade
Center in July of 2007 was a knock out in the third round while fighting a
nationally rated fighter. His future plans include a professional fight at the
Ameristar Casino later in 2007 and 3 fights at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis
In December of 2005, Jesse was contacted by the Chuck
Norris Corporation to manage the Houston Enforcers as the head coach
for the 2006 - 2007 season of the World Combat League competitions. They
completed the season as the Champions of the WCL. As the winner of the
WCL 2007 competition, Jesse is looking forward to coaching another
team or possibly competing in the 2007 - 2008 season. He has built his own team
called the St. Louis Enforcers. His plans are to repeat the victory for
the upcoming season with an even stronger, more powerful team.
In August of 2006, Shamrock Promotions was contacted by
the WCL to help run their live events for the 2006 - 2007 season. Based
on their expertise and abilities, the partnership has evolved into a position
whereas Shamrock Promotions is running both the front and back stage
live events for all the 2007 - 2008 season. The events are held across the
Jesse has grown up in the fight industry. He has not
only succeeded as a fighter, but has excelled as an entrepreneur in both
business and the fight game. He has proven success as he continues to
accomplish remarkable things in his endeavors to not only promote the
professional sport of Boxing, Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts but for the love
of the sport, and his efforts to give back to the sport as he helps to train and
promote upcoming fighters. He is a true testimony to what all professional
athletes should ascribe to become, which is being a mentor and example to all of
the young men and women seeking to become a professional.
- FINNEY FACTS
- Mr. Finney started kickboxing at the age of 9.
- Started Boxing at the age of 11.
- Opened his first gym at the age of 22.
- Won his first IKF Title when he
defeated Darrell Baker of Memphis, Tennessee, USA on
February 19th, 2000 to win the
vacant IKF and KICK U.S. Light Heavyweight
- Won the 2000 IKF USA National Amateur Super
Middleweight Title with a split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) victory
over; Mark Brennan, 30, 5'11", 171, Simpsonville, SC, 9-3-2/1. At that
same tournament Jesse cornered for 9 of his own fighters with 2 of them (John
Ingram and Troy Mason) taking home the National Title as he did.
- 2001 won the vacant PKL North American Title.
- His step father and former 2 time World Champion, Robert Briggs.
- IKF Missouri
- IKF Licensed
Certified Professional & Amateur Judge
- IKF Advisory Board Member
Certified Licensed Trainer.
- IKF &
- Trainer of over a dozen IKF
Amateur US and North American Champions.
Kickboxing Web Page www.FinneysKickboxing.com
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