• Dexter Hastings

Razor’s Boxing Academy show review


Razor’s Boxing Academy show review

Razor Academy had there “Fight Club” show at the Regency banqueting suite Birmingham. There were 4 boxing clubs making up this White-collar/ unlicensed show they were Saxon, Tao, Kingsheath and the Black Country. I was asked to to help judge the show, this is how I saw the fight and the results.

Fight 1

Zak Evens v Keane (Saxon)

Exhibition

3 x 1 minute rounds

Good little exhibition Zak looked the better boxer but Keane fought really well.

Draw.

Fight 2

Mudassa (Toa) v Callum Smith (Saxon)

3 x 1.5 minute rounds

Some tidy boxing even first round Callum took the next 2 with his work rate and jab.

10-10, 9-10, 9-10

Callum wins unanimous decision.

Fight 3

Nathaniel Henry (Kings Heath)

V

Liam (Black Country)

3 x 2 minute rounds

Nathaniel dominate do the round, Liam was warned for turning away. Liam did not come out for the second round.

Nathaniel won

Fight 4

A.J (Tao) v Darnel (Saxon)

3 x 2 minute rounds

Round 1 – Darnel just edged it with a good flurry at the end of the round.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Very even round Darnel started well but AJ came back well.

10 – 10

Round 3 – Another even round more holding than boxing.

10 – 10

Darnel wins unanimous decision

Fight 5

Andy Giles (Black Country)

V

Ricky (Black Country)

3 x 2 minute rounds

Round 1 – Not a decent punch thrown but Ricky won it on shear determination.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Ricky looked tired and Andy took advantage and out worked him.

10 – 9

Round 3 – Andy pushed Ricky around as Ricky looked knackered.

10 – 9

Andy wins unanimous decision

Fight 6

Stefan Alcock v Andy Ward (Saxon)

3 x 1.5 minute rounds

Round 1 – Ward controlled the round using his jab and some good body shots.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Another round controlled by Ward, good jab and some good combos.

9 – 10

Round 3 – Ward again controlled the round with his jab.

9 – 10

Ward wins unanimous

Fight 7

Tyson (Toa) v Grant Evans (Saxon)

Round 1 – Cracking first round, Tyson came out strong but Grant came back and caught Tyson with some great shots catching Tyson with a good shot knocking him down. Tyson got up but could not continue.

Grant wins by stoppage.

Fight 8

Prince (Tao) v Joe West (Kings Heath)

3 x 2 minute rounds

Round 1 – West went to the body well and worked hard, as the round settled down West got his jab working well.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Prince started the round well but West just over powered him and started pushing him around the ring.

9 – 10

Round 3 – West looked tired in this round, but battled threw with some good shots to win the round.

9 – 10

West wins unanimous decision

Fight 9

Adam (Tao) v Nico Ogbeide (Saxon)

4 x 1.5 minute rounds

Masters title

Round 1 – Nico controlled the round but Adam had heavy hands which kept Nico on his toes.

9 – 10

Round 2 – Nico controlled the round again with his movement and speed but Adams power again seemed to keep Nico on his toes.

9 – 10

Round 3 – Nico controlled the start of the round but Adams power showed in this round and he powered his way to winning the round.

10 – 9

Round 4 – Nico got bashed from pilar to post in this round with Adams power and extra weight started to take its tole, Nico managed to see this round threw to the end.

10 – 9

Adam wins split decision

2 judges had it draw

1 had Adams

Fight 10

Ian Cox (Razors Gym) v Lee Yates (Saxon)

3 x 2 minute rounds

Round 1 – Both boxers had there moments even round.

10 – 10

Round 2 – Another even round both boxer had there good times and bad in this round.

10 – 10

Round 3 – Another even round could not split them.

10 – 10

Cox wins split decision

Fight 11

Jamiah Corbin (Kings heath)

V

Mickey Carpenter (Saxon)

4 x 2 minute rounds

Masters title

Round 1 – was an even round with both boxers starting well, Jamiah then caught Mickey with a jab as he was coming in, Carpenter went down and could not continue.

Jamiah won 1st round stoppage.

Fight 12

Phillip (Tao) v Kabar (Saxon)

4 x 2 minute rounds

Masters title


Round 1 – Phillip looked great while on the outside with his freakishly long reach hecontrolled the round.

10 – 9

Round 2 – Some cracking 1,2’s by Phillip and he controlled the round again. Kabar battled well but just couldn't keep up.

10 – 9

Round 3 – Kabar came out strong but Phillip’s movement kept him out of trouble, Kabar caught Phillip with some good shots in this round but Phillip’s won the round.

10 – 9

Round 4 – Kabar came out strong but Phillip turned him and moved around the ring well and caught Kabar with some class shots.

10 – 9

Phillips wins unanimous decision

Fight of the Night.

Fight 13

Anton Peterkin (Kings Heath)

V

Jordan Brewster(Saxon)

3 x 2 minute rounds

Round 1 – Jordan came out firing and caught Anton several times, the ref gave Anton a standing 8 count, Anton took the count and carried on till the bell.

8 – 10

Round 2 – Jordan controlled this round and hit Anton at will with some cracking shots, in my eyes the fight could have been stopped at any time. The ref gave Anton a standing 8 right at the end of the round.

8 – 10

Round 3 – Anton came out strong but Jordan controlled the round and won.

9 – 10

Jordan wins unanimous decision

Fight 14

Sam Brooke's (Kings Heath)

V

Dom Morphet (Saxon)

4 x 2 minute rounds

Master title

Round 1 – Even first round nothing to split them.

10 – 10

Round 2 – Sam came out firing and moved well and cut Dom, Dom came back and wobbled Sam and the fight back and forth.

10 – 10

Round 3 – Dom bullied Sam around the ring and caught Sam with some good body shots and controlled the round.

9 – 10

Round 4 – This was a brutal last round with both fighters having a go and getting success, Sam nicked the round.

10 – 9

Brooke's wins split decision

Fight 15

Andrew Patterson

V

Ryan Davis (Saxon)

4 x 2 minute rounds

Round1 – Patterson started well and looked ready for this fight, there were some cracking shots by both boxers in this round.

10 – 10

Round 2 – Ryan controlled this round as Patterson went into journeyman mode, Anderw had his moments but Davis won the round.

9 – 10

Round 3 – Patterson started well but again covered up and took shots, he was given a standing 8 after being caught.

8 – 10

Round 4 – Patterson went threw the motions in the last round and saw the round out.

9 – 10

Davis wins unanimous decision

Dexter’s Thoughts

The Razor’s Academy Fight Club show was a great success, some of the boxing wasn't a very good level and got better as the night went on. They had Jason Lowe comparing, time keeper was Robert Andrews, Ref was Alan Shakespeare and they all done a good job. The Regency Banqueting suite was a nicer do big and was laid out well for a boxing show. Some of the boxer who caught my eye were Phillip, Jamiah, Nathaniel, Adam, Nico, Sam Brooke's and Dom Morphet. The fight of the night was Phillip v Kabar for one of the masters titles, it was a cracking fight even if Phillip won every round Kabar pushed him all the way.

It was a great night and everyone seemed to enjoy the show, the one thing I thought was missing was the lack of ring girls but apart from that a great night.


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