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April Powers Show Review

April Powers

Tommy Owens Promotions

Show Review 29/04/17

Tommy Owens Promotions had yet another sell out show at the Holte Suite, Villa Park with some of the best professional boxers in Birmingham on display. With seven, four rounders on the cards and the AJ title fight being shown after the show live the stage was set for an entertaining night. The Birmingham boxing column were there to report on the show.

Fight 1

Marcus Ffrench v Hamact

4x3

Welterweight

Ffrench took the centre of the ring from the start and bossed the first round, the second was again bossed by Ffrench who took the centre of the ring and controlled the fight. In the third round Ffrench walked his opponent down and dominated the round with a good jab and some heavy shots. Hamact started the round well and got some good shots off, Ffrench punished him for this with some heavy shots.

Results

Ref 40-36

Dexter 40-36

Ffrench wins on points

Interview below

Fight 2

Tom Silcox v Griffiths

4x3

It was a right start by both boxers, Silcox got the better shots off throughout the the first to win the round. The second saw Silcox took control and made his opponent work for his pay, Griffths fought back but it was Silcox's round. In the third Silcox stepped up the pace and put It on Griffths, putting in some real good shots, Griffths stood fast and got threw the round. The final round saw Silcox control the ring with good shots, Griffths had a point taken off for leading with his head.

Result

Ref 39-36

Dexter 40-35

Silcox wins on points

Interview Below

Fight 3

Kelcie Ball v Edhaga

4x3

Ball started fast and got some old shots off, Edhaga who is a very awkward fighter moved well but Ball won the round. In the second Edghaga got some good shots off, but Ball kept composed and got his own shots off winning the round. Edhaga looked dangerous with his swinging hooks, Ball really took control with some heavy shots with Edhaga done well to see the round out. Edhaga started the round strong and caught Ball with some cracking shots, Ball returned fire and the round ended even.

Result

Ref 40-36

Dexter 40-37

Ball wins points

Interview Below

Fight 4

Sid Bowater v Nathan Hardy

4x3

The first was a good even round with nothing much in it, the second saw both boxers move well. Bowater got his jab working well and controlled the round. In the third Hardy moved well while Bowater controlled the centre of the ring, Hardy got some good shots off and had the better work rate in this round. Hardy took the centre of the ring in the forth and caught Bowater with some good shots.

Result

Ref 38 - 39

Dexter 38 -38

Hardy won on Points

Fight 5

Teon Gibbs v Kristan Laight

Welterweight

4x3

Teon Gibbs moved around the ring In the first round like a veteran in his 3rd professional fight of his career, he picked Laight off with some great shots. The second saw great movement by Gibbs, he used his jab well and slipped Laight punches. In the third Gibbs picked up the pace and got some good body shots in, Laight a veteran of 267 fights covered up and kept himself safe to see out the round.The forth and final round saw Teon who looks and boxes like his older brother Cori saw out the last round with some great shots.

Results

Ref 40-36

Dexter 40-36

Teon Gibbs wins on points.

Interview Below

Fight 6

Ishmael Ellis v Quasim

4x3

Welterweight

Ellis got his shots off well from the start of the first round and controlled the ring with great movement. In second Quasim had a right go at Ellis with some swinging shots that caught the Brummie, Ellis moved well and fought back for an even round. The third round saw Quasim putting It on Ellis again, Ellis moved well and got his shots off to win the round. Ellis's trainer Anthony Hull must have had a word with the young boxer as he picked up the pace and showed great shot selection and movement to win the final round.

Result

Ref 40-37

Dexter 40-36

Ellis wins on points

interview Below

Fight

Don Broadhurst v Derbyshire

4x3

Derbyshire came out strong in the first round and showed he was not just there to make the numbers up.Broadhurst moved well and got some good shots off in the second part of the round. The second saw Broadhurst got his jab going but Derbyshire pressed him all the way dipping low and nearly picked Don off the canvas, the ref had a word with both fighters. Broadhurst won the round with the cleaner and better shots. The grappling continued at the start of the third with both boxers nearly falling out of the ring. Broadhurst got the better shots off In this scrappy round where Derbyshire was warned for all the grappling. The final round was another scrappy one with not much in it, Broadhurst looked frustrated by the scrappy boxing. Boardhurst got some good shots off and won the final round.

Result

Ref 40-37

Dexter 40-37

Broadhurst wins on points

Interview Below

Dexter's Thoughts

What a great lineup of local talent on display tonight, Tommy Owens Promotions have put on yet another great show. All the fights where hard fought and none of the local lads were given a easy ride by there opponents who all had put in good shifts. Congratulations to Marcus Ffrench, Kelcie Ball, Tom Silcox, Don Broadhurst and Nathan Hardy on there wins. I thought Sid Bowater was hard done by with his defeat, I personal thought it was a draw, boxers who really caught my eye on the night were Ishmael Ellis and Teon Gibbs. Ishmael had a tough fight but showed great skills to keep his undefeated record and should now be looking for one of these British Challenge belts. Teon looks like a carbon copy of his older brother and one of the bbcolumn's boxers to watch Cori Gibbs which isn't a bad thing, he is 3 and 0 looks like he has all the potential to go far. The Birmingham Boxing Column looks forward to TOP's next promotion on the 10th June.