• Dexter Hastings

High Steaks Pro Boxing


High Steaks

Pro Boxing

Walsall Town Hall

Black Country Boxing held there High Steaks show at the town hall Walsall sponsored by Grosvenor casino Walsall. The main event was for the vacant super featherweight Midlands area title contested over 10 x 3 minute rounds by Paul Holt from Birmingham and Louis Fielding from Tamworth.

The undercard was made up 4 bout over 4 x 3 minute rounds and 1 was a 6 x 3 minute rounds.

Here is round up of the undercard and the main event.

Fight 1

Tommy Loach v Ali Wyart

4 x 3 minute rounds

Loach was making his debut and was made to work hard by Wyart as he started slow and seemed to wait to long to let his punches go.

Result

Tommy wins

39 – 37

Fight 2

Cruiserweight contest

Joshua Burke v Cesna

4 x 3 minute rounds

Burkes kick started his career after injury and losing his last fight with a solid victory over a very durable Cesna. Burke moved well and let his hands go with some cracking 1- 2’s, Cesna push on hard at time but Burke stayed composed and won every round.

Result

Burke wins

40 - 36

Fight 3

Super Middleweight

Luke Heron v Mark Till

4 x 3 minute rounds

After seven months out Heron looked good, his movement, power and shot selection were excellent. It seemed that he could stop Gray at any point and there were time I thought the ref could have stepped in an stopped it. Gray managed to get to the end of the forth round, but Heron looked good and I think he is one to watch for the future.

Results

Heron wins

40 - 36

Fight 4

Lightweight

Manny Zaber v Kristian Laight

4 x 3 minute rounds

Manny took his unbeaten record to 8 by showing great movement and speed and shot selection. Laight who is a veteran of the game with 249 fights put in a good shift and gave a good account of himself, but kept himself safe.

In an interview after his fight Manny was asked about Lez Byfield, Manny said “Les Who? Oh you mean the man with no balls, I will fight him anytime anyplace”.

Result

Manny wins

40 – 36

Fight 5

Lightweight

Chad Sugden v Kieron Gray

6 x 2 minute rounds

Sugden lived up to his nickname of 2 Slick with great movement good shot selection and great ring craft. Sugden got the job done in the third round with a solid body shot stopping Gray who had put a good shift in.

Result

Sugden wins

3rd round stoppage

Fight 6

Featherweight

Midlands Area Title

Paul Holt v Louis Fielding

10 x 3 minute rounds

Great fight, Holt came out strong and won the first 2 rounds and was bossing the fight. In the third round it was more even, but Fielding had the better at the end of the round (even round). In the forth round Fielding seemed to have taken over, he was moving well and dictated this round (Fielding won round). The 5th round Fielding seemed to take control from the start and it seemed the tide had turned, but Holt rallied at the end and finished the round strong. The 6th round

started with Fielding coming out strong but a Holt came back with some good combos pinning Fielding in the corner and putting him down for the first time. Fielding got to his feet by the count of eight and the ref let them continue, Holt went after Fielding with shots to the body and head. Fielding kept composed and fought back bravely but just as you thought he had weathered the storm Holt caught with a cracking combination which send Fielding crashing to the floor, the referee waved the fight off straight away without giving Fielding a count.

Result

And New Midland’s Area

Featherweight Champion

Paul

“The Incredible”

Holt

I was going to contact Louis about the fight but I saw this he posted on social media and thought it was very app. Louis wrote,

Not the outcome I hoped for, took part in a great midland title fight, lost in the 6th, really enjoyed it all. It was a great atmosphere. I cant thank you all enough for coming you literally raised the roof off. Little rest up now and treat Amy Linnett for putting up with all my moaning and healthy eating for ten weeks. Pizza in the morning!

Paul Holt also posted on social media by saying - Feeling a Rollercoaster of Emotions Right Now It Don't Seem Real At All, Id Like To Thank Each And Every Single Person who Came to Support Me Tonight And All Those Who Couldn't Make It But Still Wished Me Luck. Id Like To Thank Louis Fielding On A Great Contest As Well, Glad Your Ok Mate, I Know It's Boxing And It's Business But You Are Genuinely A Nice Lad And Wish You All The Best. My Team And Family Errol, Paul, Mark, Paul Fellows And The Nechells Massive, Thank You All. My Family, My Mum Sharon, My Little Sister Who Came To Watch Me, My Future Wife Sally Ann, My Bro Samuel, My Future In Laws Kathy And Carl Your All Amazing And Thank You For Sticking By Me No Matter What!! My Sponsors Stephen Harris, Lorna Parker, Lea Sean Kenny, Graham Hartlett And Eric

And The New Midland Super featherweight Champion.

Dexter’s Thoughts

High Steaks was a great night of boxing by local pro’s from around the Birmingham and Black Country area, the main event lived up to its hype and was well contested by both fighters. It was great to see Paul Holt follow in his fathers footsteps by winning a Midlands area title but Louis Fielding gave a good account of himself an should hold his head up high. This was by far the fight of the night on a great show. I seen some cracking young up and coming fighters namely Chad Sugden, Joshua Burke and Manny Zaber who kept his unbeaten record going. Tommy Loach made his debut and when he got going he looked good, but just seemed to make life hard on himself by waiting to long. The boxer who caught my eye was

Luke Heron, he really impressed me by winning his 4th pro fight his movement and shot selection were the likes of a seasoned pro and he is definitely and boxer to watch out for.

The big credit has got to go to the boxers in the blue corner who put good shifts in and gave the home boxers good solid fights, these boxers are the back bone of boxing and deserve as much respect as the stars.

The Birmingham Boxing Column look forward to reporting on more Black country boxing shows.


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