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Let's Go Champ Show Review

Lets go Champ show review

The Irish Centre was the setting for the eagerly awaited Let's of Champ show brought to you by Fightden and DNA. The Birmingham boxing column was there to bring you a full report of a very entertaining show.

Let's go champ had 11 bouts of boxing with 2 titles on the line and of course the main event The 2 ex pros Cogan v Carruthers, this is how I saw the bouts and then the judges results.

Bout 1

Tony Deakin v Nathan Conlon

Round 1 - Tony showboated his way threw the first round but did not really throw any decent shots, Conlon stayed cool and boxed well and threw better shots.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Tony covered up more in this round and Conlon controlled the round.

9 – 10

Round 3 – Tony seemed to step up the pace in this round, Conlon did enough to draw the round.

10 – 10

Judges verdict – Conlon wins unanimous verdict.

Bout 2

Steve Steven v Carl Lawrence

Round 1 – Steven came out fighting but faded quickly with Lawrence coming on strong in the later part of the round.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Steven slipped a few shots in this round and looked good but Lawrence controlled the round.

9 – 10

Round 3 – Lawrence came out strong but seemed to ease off his opponent, controlling the round till the end.

9 – 10

Judges verdict – Lawrence wins unanimous verdict

Bout 3

English Title 5 x 2 minute rounds

Mat Moo (Champ) v Matt Caines

Round 1 – Caines controlled the first round keeping Moo in the corners and working the body well.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Moo was bullied around the ring Caines worked his body and head well and kept him in the corners.

9 – 10

Round 3 – Caines went in hard from the start of the round, Moo’s corner had seen enough and they threw the towel in


Judges verdict – Caines wins TKO 3rd round

Bout 4

Chris Dalloway v Neil Rigby

Round 1 – Rigby went to the body like Rocky Belboa, Dalloway had no answered for the onslaught but managed to see the round out.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Rigby went to the body again, this round was a bit messy with Dalloway being put down with a blow to the top of the head but was deemed not a knock down.

9 – 10

Round 3 – Dalloway finally got his jab going and controlled this round holding Rigby when he attempted to go on the inside.

10 – 9

Judges verdict – Rigby wins unanimous verdict

Bout 5

Lets Go Champ!

Main Event

Carruthers v Cogan

4 x 2 minutes rounds

Round 1 – Cogan came out strong with lots of body shots, Carruthers countered well and was switch hitting but Shaun nicked this round on work rate.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Cogan continued to work well to the body then head, Carruthers came back well in the later part of the round.

10 – 10

Round 3 – Another cracking round Carruthers countered well and caught Cogan on more than one occasion.

10 – 10

Round 4 – Cogan seemed to fade a bit in this round after putting so much into the last 3, Terry was countering well but Shaun battled threw and worked hard but Carruthers nicked this round.

10 – 9

The fight was deemed a draw but the 2 ex pros had another round of boxing after a collection was put around the crowd to raise more money for there charity.

Round 5 – This was an all out war, both boxers went for its and gave it there all and fought to a well deserved draw. I will add that this round seemed more like a 3 minute round rather than a 2

10 – 10

Judges verdict – Draw