• Dexter.Hastings

High Hopes II Review

High Hopes II

Errol Johnson and Black Country Boxing held there High Hopes II dinner show at the Holiday Inn Birmingham (25/2/2017). With a show consisting of three 4 x 3 minute rounds and a 8 x 3 International classic challenge belt title fight the stage was set for a good night of boxing. The Birmingham boxing column was there to report on the show and the boxers.

Fight 1

Ileana Hussain v Liam Wright

4 x 3

Middleweight

Hussain who fits his boxing career around studying for his degree at university controlled the first two rounds with some nice 1, 2’s. Wright fought back well but was caught with some nice shots.

In the third Hussain got some cracking shots off and seemed to be enjoying himself. Hussain went for the knockout in the 4th round and banged in some hurtful shots to Wrights body, Wright held in there to see out the final round.

Results

Dexter

40 – 36

Ref

40 – 35

Hussain wins on points

Fight 2

Michael Cole v Chris Adaway

4 x 3

Welterweight

Good first round for Cole who looked sharp, Adaway had some success but Cole the southpaw, caught him with some cracking straight lefts. Cole controlled the centre of the ring in the second, bur Adaway stepped up the pace and he gave Cole something to think about. In the third both fighters stepped up there games and had success in one of the best rounds of boxing I have seen since the 6th round in the Gavin, Eggington fight. Adaway caught Cole with some cracking straight rights, but Cole got some heavy body shots in this back and forth round. In the 4th round Cole controlled the first part of the round but Adaway came back strong at the end.

Result

Dexter

40 – 39

Ref

38 – 38

Draw

Fight 3

Luke Heron (Walker) v Kieron Gray

4 x 3

Super Middleweight

Walker who has gave up his job to concentrate on his professional boxing career took on veteran fighter Kieron Gray who was having his 70th fight in his 5th outing as a pro.

Full fight and interview below

Result

Dexter

40 – 36

Ref

40 – 36

Walker wins on points

Fight 4

Jordan Clayton v Arvydas Trizno

8 x 3

International classic challenge belt

For the first 3 rounds Clayton controlled the fight with a nice strong jab and some heavy right hands. In the 4th Trizno start to let some shots go but Clayton matched and showed some great movement. Trizno controlled he Centre of the ring in the fifth but Clayton moved around the ring well and got the better shots off. The sixth was Trizno best round as he took the centre of the ring, Clayton seemed to easy off in this round and Trizno done enough to equal Clayton’s pace. In the seventh Clayton stepped up the pace again and moved around the ring well, Trizno held the centre of the ring and used his jab but Clayton won the round. Both fighters went for it in the final round, Clayton moved around the ring well as Trizno hunted him down.

Result

Dexter

80 – 73

Ref

79 – 73

Clayton wins on points.

Dexter’s Thoughts

Another good night of boxing from Black Country Boxing Promotions, with all the home fighters put on a great show. The third round in the Cole, Adaway bout was worth the entrance fee and the round of applause it got at the end. Congratulations to Jordan Clayton for winning his first belt as a pro in only his 5th fight. Luke Heron (Walker) showed some nice ring craft against a veteran fighter who has been in some of the best around, the Birmingham boxing column is looking forward to seeing all these boxer fight again.