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  • Dexter Hastings

Homecoming Review

HOMECOMING SHOW

THE BARCLAYCARD ARENA

13/05/17

Fight 1

4 x 3 mins

Super-Welterweight contest

JORDAN CLAYTON v NICK GOLUBS

Good start to the night with a close match where Clayton nearly got stoped in the second but nicked a close fight.

Result

Dexter - 39-38

Ref - 39-38

Fight 2

4 x 3 mins

Middleweight contest

KIERON CONWAY v JAN BALLOGG

Conway looked good from the start of the first putting Ballogg for a 8 count with a nice straight right. The second was scrappy at the start but Conway started to control the round with his jab. The third saw Conway control the round again with Ballogg looked flustrated, the forth saw Conway really put it on Ballogg who looked a beaten man.

Result

Dexter - 40-35

Ref - 40-35

Conway wins on points

Fight 3

4 x 3 mins

Super-Lightweight

AARON LOVELL v LIAM RICHARDS

Lovell controlled the first round moving well and using his jab, the second show good shot selection with Richards trying to keep is distance and stay out of trouble. The third showed Lovell open up with some real eye catching shots putting his combinations together well. Lovell continued his unbeaten record with another last performance.

Result

Dexter - 40-36

Ref - 40-36

Lovell wins on points

Fight 4

4 x 3 mins

Lightweight contest

CHARLIE WILLIAMS v JOSH THORNE

Williams started the round well and was controlling the round, Thorne caught him with a cracking straight right which put Williams down for a 8 count, he got up and looked ok and saw the round out. Williams moved around the ring well but Thorne controlled the centre of the ring, both fighters had their moments in this round. The third was a scrappy round with the ref having to talk to both fighters about holding and wrestling. Williams showed his class In the forth getting off some cracking shots, Thorne tried to drag Williams back into a scrap but Williams boxed clever.

Result

Dexter - 38-39

Ref - 38-38

Draw

Fight 5

4 x 3 mins

Super-Lightweight contest

CORI GIBBS v AHMED IBRAHIM

Gibbs moved around the ring well in the first and caught the unbeaten Ibrahim with some eye catching shots. Ibrahim came out strong in the second but Gibbs the unbeaten southpaw came back with some fast cracking shots. The third saw Ibrahim chase shadows as Gibbs moved round the ring and picked him off, in the forth Gibbs showed great shot selection and movement with Ibrahim having no answer to Gibb's skill.

Result

Dexter - 40-36

Ref 40-36

Gibbs wins on points

Fight 6

SKY SPORTS FACEBOOK LIVE

10 x 3 mins Midland

Area Middleweight Title

RYAN KELLY v ADAM HARPER

A very hard fought fight for the Midlands area Middleweight title, enjoy the full fight below.

Result

Dexter - 95-98

Ref - 95-97

Harper wins on points

Dexter's Thoughts

Great fight for the vacant Midlands area title with both fighters giving it there all. Harper walked the very talented Kelly down and showed some good ring craft. Kelly took to long to get started and for the majority of the fight was drawn into a scrap which suited Harper. Harper was a very well deserved winner against an unbeaten fighter everyone including myself expected to win, I congratulate Harper and his trainer Malcolm Malvin for their title win.

As for Kelly Im sure he will watch this fight and learn from this defeat and come back a even better boxer.

Fight 7

Live On Sky Sports 2

6 x 3 mins

Welterweight contest

JOSH KELLY v JONY VINA

The former Olympian Kelly look quick and slick against a Vina stopping him in the forth. Whole fight below.

Result

Kelly wins 1.27 mins 4th round

Fight 8

8 x 3 mins

Super-Welterweight contest

FRANKIE GAVIN v RENALD GARRIDO

Fun time Frankie got back to winning ways against Garrido in a solid performance.

Full fighting below

Result

Dexter 78-75

Ref 77-75

Gavin wins points

Dexter's Thoughts

Gavin put in a solid performance against Garrido who hadn't just came to make up the numbers. Gavin moved well and slip and got some cracking shots off, it will be interesting to see where he goes from here.

Fight 9

12 x 3 mins

WBC International Super-Bantamweight Championship

SEAN DAVIS v GAMAL YAFAI

Two local lads putting their unbeaten records on the line for Sean Davis's WBC International Super Bantamweight title.

Full fight below

Result

Yafai wins 7th round stoppage