• Dexter Hastings

Rising Tides Review


Rising Tides Review

Tommy Owens Promotions held there latest show at the Villa suite Villa park. Rising Tides was a show with local professional boxers showcasing there where's. With Daniel Spencer and Jordan Lynch making there debuts in the Professional ranks and Charlie Williams fighting for the International Challenge Belt. The show was packed out with people waiting to see these local boxers do there stuff, the Birmingham boxing column where there to reviewers show.

Fight 1

Daniel Spencer v Vinny Atkins

4 x 3 minute rounds

Both boxers started well but just felt each other out in the first round, Atkins controlled the the second and third round but Spencer fought well but Atkins won these rounds. The final round Spencer went for it and came out strong, Atkins boxed well in this round and caught Spencer with some good right hands.

Dexter's verdict

38 – 40

Judge verdict

38 – 39

Atkins wins

Fight 2

Jordan Lynch v Grzeyorz Semik

4 x 3 minute rounds

Jordan’s debut fight the Birmingham boxing column film this bout as he is our boxer to watch out for.

Dexter's Verdict

40 – 36

Judges verdict

40 – 36

Lynch Wins

Fight 3

Josh Baillie v Alex Philips

4 x 3 minute rounds

Baillie and Philips put on a great performance but Philips was just edged out of each with Baillie’s work rate being and bit better and working the head and body well.

Dexter's Verdict

40 – 36

Judges verdict

40 – 37

Baillie wins

Fight 4

Drew Brown v Danny Little

4 x 3 minute rounds

Brown controlled every round showing great shot selection going from the head to the body well. Little went into Journey man mode in the final round walking in with his head pushing off and even a head lock at one stage, Brown dealt with this well and stayed on his jab and won the round easy.

Dexter's Verdict

40 – 36

Judges verdict

40 – 36

Brown wins

Fight 5

Sid Bowater v Kevin McCauley

Bowater came out strong and controlled the fight, McCauley baited Bowater with some showboating. Bowater had the better shot selection but McCauley showed great grit and determination to get threw the 4 rounds. Bowater was very Impressive all threw the the fight and went from body to head well.

Dexter's Verdict

40 – 36

Judges verdict

40 – 36

Bowater wins

Fight 6

Aroon Fiaz v Martin Antos

4 x 3 minute rounds

The first 2 rounds were controlled by Fiaz, he moved well and the tall middleweight took the first 2 rounds with good shot selection. Fiaz moved well in the 3rd but his work rate seemed to drop while Antos worked hard and won the round. The final round Fiaz started well but Antos matched him and it was hard to split them.

Dexter's Verdict

39 – 38

Judges verdict

40 – 36

Fiaz wins

Fight 7

International

Challenge belt

Charlie Williams v Damian Lavniczak

8 x 3 minute rounds

Williams cruised to a classy victory, fighting in spurts using good shot selection and was roared on by his fans as he won every round. Damian fought valiantly but was no match for the younger and more skilled boxer.

Williams was awarded his belt by Mike Tyson’s ex sparing partner Big Joe Egen.

Dexter's Verdict

80 – 72

Judges verdict

80 – 72

Williams wins

Dexter’s Thoughts

A cracking night of local boxing and a start of a great weekend of boxing in Birmingham. The home lads on the show fought extremely well with 6 out of 7 of them claiming victory. There wasn't really an a outstanding fight as they were all good, but well done to Jordan for a good debut and Sid, Drew and Aroon for good wins. Well done to Charlie Williams for a cracking display and winning the international challenge belt.


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