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Tommy Owens Promotions

Tommy Owens Promotions

As the Eddie Hearn branded Matchroom brigade are received with a very warm welcome into Birmingham town centre, it should be noted amongst the “local regulars” that Tommy Owens once again brings his stable of local talent to the forefront of local spectaors and stages a show on Friday 21st October. While the Matchroom mob have pinned their corporate flags high and clear, in signing the big names in big fights with the ever relevant back of Sky Sports TV, former professional boxer Tommy Owens is once again staging a quality night of action at the ancestral home of the Holte Suite, Aston Villa Football Ground. Buy a ticket and take a look around. Small hall promoters struggle week in a week out to break even, let alone turn a profit, yet Mr Owens and Mr Birmingham’s “Jack-of-all-Trades” Jon Pegg have moulded into an expeditious team when it comes to regularly turning out shows in the Second City. If you fancy an appetizer, or fancy your taste whetted; this is the show for you.

Unbeaten Tamworth talent Charlie Williams tops the bill – the youngster so far has amassed a blemish-less 5-0 record with his father and coach in his corner Karl Williams. You don’t have to speak to too many people within the Midlands without Williams’ name cropping up as a talent to keep an eye on. Thus far in his career, his neat skills have negotiated him points decisions over a set of the usual suspects including Kris Laight, Joe Beeden and Andy Harris. The 22 year-old prospect is surely not far off title contention and all of us at TOP Promotions would advise you to keep an eye on this young man.

Don’t miss Wednesbury’s Sid Bowater action-packed contest scheduled against Halesowen’s Kevin McCauley. Bowater is the cousin of highly-touted Des Bowater, but has been carving a reputation for himself in sparring sessions of several well known gyms in Birmingham. If McCauley fancies it, he is a very dangerous foe – having ruined several unbeaten records in the past, but Bowater looks to have more than a little talent and he should overcome this welcome test and look to bigger challenges in the future.

Tamworth’s Josh Bailie will also be in action, in what looks to be a 50/50 contest against Derby’s Alex Phillips. Bailie can already be considered a globe-trotter having contested his first four opening contests in Australia and China. His last two have taken place within Warwickshire and Yorkshire, but have not stopped the 30-year-old amassing a 3-3 record. Once again – if you have attended TOP shows before – you will be more than familiar with the phrase that records are for DJ’s. Phillips, who brings an 3-6 record has been forced on the road during his career and should prove an interesting test for the Tamworth man. Telford’s Harry Fiaz will be back in action on tonight’s show. If you haven’t seen this young man fight before – they where have you been? A regular on the Midland amateur circuit, he always seemed a dead cert to make an easy transition into the professional ranks and make a quick impression, which 2 / 2 he succeeded in doing back in March during his fourth-round stoppage over James Conroy via some very vicious body-shots.

Northampton light-middleweight Drew Brown is looking to extend his unbeaten record here tonight. The tall 20-year old is looking to move to 3-0 after two routine victories within the Midlands – Saturday will be a tasty treat as he is currently matched with Yorkshire’s Danny Little. It should be a good gauge on how much of a prospect Mr Brown will be.

Two debutant’s make up the show on Friday ladies and gentlemen, Kettering middleweight Daniel Spencer makes his professional debut over four-rounds over an opponent to be named along with Birmingham’s southpaw light-heavyweight Jordan Lynch who is also stepping into the pro ring for the first time. I’m sure your attention will be drawn to the Matchroom show at the Barclaycard Arena. Ladies and Gentlemen, we would like to thank you once again. Sam Eggington is now boxing for titles left, right and centre – having come to the fore-front after boxing on these very shows. Your support, is as always appreciated. Sam would not be where he is today, without the support of the Birmingham fight fraternity – and having not come through on TOP shows.... If you would like to purchase a ticket for Saturday, please contact the promoter on 0796 716 6643. Get in touch – treat yourself.

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