• Dexter Hastings

Showdown Face off


Showdown Entertainment

Night of Champions

Face Off

Showdown Entertainment had there face off last Sunday at Saxon Gym Erdington. The Birmingham boxing column were there to get some reactions from the boxers competing on the show on Friday 2nd September.

Showdown, one of Birmingham’s biggest unlicensed/white collar promotions has now moved back to Pryzm (the old gatecrasher) and is show casing a Night of Championship boxing.

In the first of 5 face offs on the day we saw light heavyweight champion Gimi Duran face off against Hasan Guzel.

Hasan seemed disappointments that this 3 round fight was not for Gimi's title. Hasan has had 4 fights winning them all and seemed confident about victory over the fiery Albanian.

Gimi who has had 5 fights, winning 3 drawing 1 and with only 1 defeat. also Gimi seemed confident and also predicted victory.

We have now been told that this fight will now be for the the light heavyweight title all title fights will be over 4 x 2 minute rounds

In the second face off was between Sher Fiaz the welterweight champion and the challenger Brendan Short. Sher one of three brothers fighting on the show has predicted a complete shut out and is going to completely out box him.

Brendan who has had 5 fights winning them all 3 by way of knock out, Brendan is feeling good and can only see a win for himself.

The third face off was a mouth watering contest between light welterweight champion Nico Ogbeide and his challenger Sham Fiaz. Nico informed me he would win on points in good fashion.

Sham who has had 11 fights winning 7 and lost 4, Sham stated “He is getting rumbled”.

The stare down for this fight was intense and it is looking like a pick for fight of the night.

The fourth face off was Lenny Coley against Akbar Fiaz, Lenny is an ex Kickboxer who has had 85 kickboxing bouts and winning 83. Lenny told me he was confident and could stop his opponent.

This is Akbar’s first bout of boxing, I asked him how he thought he would get on against the former Kickboxer. Akbar informed me “He can’t kick can he, I am looking forward to the match”.

The 5th and final face off of the day was Showdown’s Heavyweight champion Shaun Duffy against Dan Podmore. Dan informed me he is looking forward to the fight and will take it as it comes.

Shaun told me he is feeling sharp and is predicting a first round stoppage.

Dexter’s Thoughts

With the venue change back to the old gatecrasher Broad street, Showdown moves back to a top venue. The show itself is looking great with 5 title fights on the line up. With yours truly Dexter Hastings refereeing the show and Jason Lowe (Jason has been reporting boxing news for the last 9 year and now writes for 3 local newspapers but not only on boxing in Birmingham but all over the world. He has been a referee on Sky 1 League of there Own and also starred in the British film Jawbone. He is also the CEO and head trainer at the W.B.C women's boxing club which has been backed by Boxnation and many sports personality’s and celebrity’s) comparing and of course the stunning ring girls Showdown Night of Champions is set to continue its high standard of boxing and Entertainment.