• Dexter Hastings

MTK Birmingham Show Review


MTK Birmingham

Tudor Grange

11th February saw MTK Birmingham host there first Birmingham show of the 2017 at Tudor Grange Solihul. The show consisted of 5 bouts of boxing with all of them being 4 x 3 minute rounds. There were 3 fighters making there debuts on the night and the Birmingham boxing column was there to see how all the fighters got on.

Fight 1

Sammy Tales v Paul Cummings

4 x 3

Tales who was making his debut controlled the first round well, and looked nice and tidy, Cummings moved around the ring well but was always on the back foot. In the second Tales was controlling the round again, but Cummings caught him with a nice short right which put Tales down. Tales got up and took an 8 count and saw out the round. In the third Tales came out strong and powered his way through this round, Cummings moved well again but did not capitalise on his success in the earlier round.

Cummings had a real go at the start of the forth but Tales kept the pressure on to edge the round.

Verdict

Tales wins points

Dexter results

38 – 37

Ref

39 – 38

Fight 2

Ishmael Ellis V Ibrar Riaz

4 X 3

Cracking fight, Riaz who was having his 121st bout gave Ellis his hardest test to date coming forward threw out the four rounds. Ellis showed his boxing skills and a warriors mentality earning his 3rd win on points against a veteran who came to test the young fighter.

Whole fight below

Verdict

Ellis wins points

Dexter

40 – 36

Ref

39 – 37

Fight 3

James Beech Jr v Simas Volosina

4 X 3

James Beech was another boxer making his pro debut and had a absolute tare up against Volosina. Beech who had brought a massive support with him boxed well against a very aggressive opponent.

Full fight below

Verdict

Beech wins points

Dexter

40 – 37

Ref

40 – 36

Fight 4

Aaron Lovell v Kristan Laight

4 X 3

Aaron Lovell who was also making his debut was put up against veteran journey man Kristan Laight who was having his 254th fight. Laight made the young Lovell work for his first win. Lovell looked good and controlled the fight and got some cracking shots off.

Fight below

Verdict

Lovell wins points

Dexter

40 – 36

Ref

40 – 36

Fight 5

Carl Dickens V Robert Studzibdki

4 x 3

Studzimdki gave Dickens a real test in this final fight of the night, Dickens was by far the better boxer and used his boxing skills well. Studzimdki just kept coming forward and caught Dickens with some heavy shots, Dickens took these shots well and used his ring craft and out boxed his opponent.

Fight below.

Verdict

Dickens wins points

Dexter

40 – 38

Ref

39 – 38

Dexter’s Thoughts

This was my first visit to a MTK Birmingham show and I have got to say I was made very welcome. The atmosphere at the show was amazing especially for the Beech fight who’s supporters roared him on to victory. Congratulations to all 3 fighters making there debuts, there opponents tested them and none of them were given a easy time of it. Ellis extended his unbeaten record to 3 and 0 and looked good doing it. Dickens finished off the show with a hard fought victory and showed he can take a shot. Well done to all fighters and many thanks to MTK Birmingham for having the Birmingham boxing column at there show. I really enjoy going to the small hall shows and seeing the up and coming talent from around Birmingham and being able to report on there progress from the start and not being a reporter who jumps on the bandwagon when they start getting a bit of success. The column will be going to as many shows as we can this year and will be giving you all the news and reviews from boxing around Birmingham and the Black Country.