• Dexter Hastings

Showdown Night of Champions Show Review

Showdown

Night of Champions

Show Review

Showdown Entertainment had their summer boxing event a the newly opened Pryzm is night club Broad street Birmingham city centre. With 5 titles on the line, a great under-card and the Showdown team keeping there high standards this was always going to be a great

show.

Here is a fight by fight round by round review of the matches.

Fight 1

3 x 2 minute rounds

Stuart Taylor v Stefan Alcock

Round 1- Taylor dominated the first round controlled everything.

10 – 9

Round 2 – Taylor yet again dominated putting Alcock down, Alcock got back to his feet and finished the round.

10 – 8

Round 3 – Alcock came out strong but Taylor took control again putting Alcock down for the second time I n the fight. Alcock got up and saw the round out.

10 – 8

Verdict – Taylor wins 30 – 25

Fight 2

3 x 2 minute rounds

Lee Benkins v Tyson O’Daniel

Round 1 – Tyson controlled the first round Benkins didn't really get started and took a lot of shots.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Fight stopped by the ref in the second round Benkins was taking to many hits to the head and looked his age.

Verdict – O’Daniel wins TKO

Fight 3

3 x 2 minute rounds

Josh Taylor v Scott Clark

Round 1 – close first round Taylor warned for going in low with his head, good work by both but Taylor just edged it.

10 – 9

Round 2 – Taylor took control in this round and dominated winning the round easy.

10 – 9

Fight 3 – Taylor again dominated the round Clark was lucky not to be stopped and saw the round out.

10 – 9

Verdict – Taylor wins 30 – 27

Fight 4

3 x 2 minute rounds

Miller v Keay

Round 1 – Good start by both boxers both worked hard Keay just nicked this round.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Keay worked well on the inside and the out side and took control in this round.

9 – 10

Round 3 – Miller had a really good go in this round and gave it his all but was no match for Keay.

9 – 10

Verdict – Keay wins 30 – 27

Fight 5

3 x 2 minute rounds

John Connor v Ben Drinkwater

Round 1 – Drinkwater was by far the better boxer, Connor didn’t seem to show up and seemed to freeze. Connor’s corner shouted advice and encouragement to there boxer all the way threw the round but it fell on deaf ears.

9 – 10

Round 2 – After his corner had had a word with him he started off this round strong but after 20 second he had gone back into his shell and was eating right hands all threw the round.

9 – 10

Round 3 - Connor took some hard shots in this round but did attempt to fight back in this round but was just not good enough to match Drinkwater.

9 – 10

Verdict- Drinkwater wins 30 – 27

Fight 6

3 x 2 minute rounds

Brummie Ash v Thomas Murphy

Round 1 – Good start to the round by both boxers Ash in his southpaw stance Murphy dealt with that well even round.

10 – 10

Round 2 – Another good round by both boxers both worked hard, but Murphy edged it with his work rate.

9 – 10

Round 3 – Another good round, Ash moved well but took Murphy control and ended the fight with some good flurries.

9 – 10

Verdict – wins Murphy - 28 – 30

Fight 7

4 x 2 minute rounds

Light Heavyweight Title

Gimi Duran v Hasan Guzel

Round 1- Duran came out with a jumping right hook which caught Guzel, Duran started fast

and was very aggressive at the start of the round. Guzel boxed well as the round calmed down but Duran edged the round.

10 – 9

Round 2 – Duran came out strong in this round but seemed to fade in the middle. Guzel boxed well threw out the round, Duran had a good spurt at the end to edge the round.

10 – 9

Round 3 – Both boxers showed there skills in this round both having success with some

good boxing, even round.

10 – 10

Round 4 – Duran came out quick in this round and battled hard, Guzel maintained his composure and kept boxing. Both boxer were wobbled in this round and Duran seemed to fade. Guzel caught Duran with a big right hook near the end of the round putting him to the canvas, Duran got straight back up and took an 8 count. Duran saw out the round but looked shaken.

8 – 10

Verdict – Split Decision Dexter – 38 – 38 Draw, J.Lowe – 37 – 38 Guzel, S.Toddoff – 37 – 38 Guzel.

Hasan Guzel

New Light Heavyweight

Champion

Fight 8

4 x 2 minute rounds

Middleweight Title

Kyle Unitt v Ricky Grimshaw

Round 1 – Both boxers came out strong Grimshaw got on his jab well, he caught Unitt with a good right hook putting him down. Kyle got to his feet and took a 8 count and managed the see the round out, Grimshaw finished the round strong.

8 – 10

Round 2 – Kyle done better in this round and it was a close round but Grimshaw got the better shots off and just edged the round.

9 – 10

Round 3 – This was a very even round both boxers had there moments in this round but no one came out on top.

10 – 10

Round 4 – Both boxers battled hard in this round Ricky seen the round out well and edged the final round.

9 – 10

Verdict – Unanimous Decision- Dexter – 36 – 40, J.Lowe – 37 – 40, S.Toddoff – 36 – 40.

New Middleweight

Champion

Ricky Grimshaw

Fight 9

Akbar Fiaz v Lenny Coley

3 x 2 minute rounds

Round 1 – Coley came of his corner and went to work on Fiaz with sharp jab and good 1, 2’s.

Fiaz had no answer for Coley’s speed and power and was given a standing 8 count by the ref to give him a rest. Coley then took Fiaz apart until the ref jumped in to stop the fight.

Verdict- Coley wins Ref stops fight.

Fight 10

Jake Burridge v Alan Lysaght

3 x 2 minute rounds

Round 1 – Burridge came out and destroyed Lysaght with some hurtful body shots which put Alan down. Lysaght got up at the count of 8 but was put back down by Jake, the ref stopped the fight with only 48 seconds on the clock.

Verdict – Ref stops fight Burridge wins

Fight 11

Light welterweight title

Shamrez Fiaz v Nico Ogbeide

4 x 2 minute Rounds

Round 1 – Nico dominated the first round Fiaz had no answer for Nico’s speed and skill.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Ogbeide controlled the round again Fiaz had a bit of joy but Nico hit him in lefts and rights at will.

9 – 10

Round 3 – Nico’s corner cheered him on as he seemed to do what he liked, Nico talked to

his corner while in clinches with Fiaz and seemed to think he already had the fight won. Fiaz had some success but only in spurts.

9 – 10

Round 4 – Nico again controlled the round and taughted Fiaz supporters the atmosphere was amazing as Nico fans cheered him on to victory.

10 – 10

Verdict – unanimous decision – Dexter 37 – 40 J.Lowe 37– 39, S.Toddoff 37 – 39

And still Light Welterweight