Black Country Boxing Promotions
Black Country Boxing Promotions are pitting eight of the Midlands top Super Featherweights in a Super Series of boxing.
Eight Midlands boxers will compete over three nights but there can only be one winner who will be crowned the Midlands Area Super Featherweight Champion.
The eight boxers fighting over the 3 event show peace are Old Hill’s Manny Zaber (10-1), Birmingham’s Paul Holt (6-5), Chasetown’s Luke Jones (3-1-1), Tamworth’s Louis Fielding (6-4), West Bromwich’s Jack Summers (3-2), Tamworth’s Josh Baillie (5-3), Leicester’s Joe Ducker (3-4-2), and Birmingham’s Waqas Mohammed (2-0-1).
The quarter finals will take place at Walsall Town Hall on Sunday, 15th October. There will be four fights of 6, 3 minute rounds. The semi-finals will take place late November or early December over 8, 3 minute rounds with the final taking place in early 2018 at such time that current champion, Leon Woodstock, will have vacated his crown.
Errol Johnson, Head of Boxing at the BCB explained “We’re really looking forward to what we hope will be the first of a series of competitions that will see local fighters compete for not only local bragging rights but also a Midlands Title.” Errol continued “we are grateful to the British Boxing Board of Control and Martin Florey, Richard Vaughan and Rob Smith in particular for their support. We are also thankful to Leon Woodstock and his team for informing us of their decision to vacate in time readiness for the final next year”.
“It’s a chance to see who is the best out of the eight contenders. Hopefully, Midlands fight fans will back the concept and we can do more BCB Midlands Boxing Super Series at a variety of weights. Let’s see who is the last man standing!”
Quarter Final Draw
6 x 3
Jack Summers v Manny Zabra
6 x 3
Joe Ducker v Luke Jones
6 x 3
Josh Baillie v Louis Fields
6 x 3
Mo Mo Mohammed v Paul Holt
I have managed to catch up with a few of the boxers on the show, Josh Baillie told me “Yeah I'm buzzing to be apart of this. I think this is a great platform that pushes lads further on in their careers with guaranteed even match ups and a big prize at the end. Working towards an area fight is massive and these kind of fights are what real boxing is about!
I'm gonna be working out of my skin for this and I can't wait to get in the ring and show this competition what I'm about”.
I caught up with Manny Zabra who informed me “It’s a good fight I know Jack well but I’ve come to go all the way and I think this is the best way to win the midlands title fighting the best out there in our area and also I feel as if I still got a lot to prove to people as no one has seen the best of me yet”.
Louis Fielding who will be fighting fellow Tamworth boxer Josh Bailie said “It’s a shame its not going to be an all tamworth final, but it is what it is. We both know each other very well but now Josh has taken a new route by being trained by Shaun Cogan, so I’m sure he will bring something new to the table, as will I with new things working on in camp. I think the series itself is a great competition for all fighters and surprised its not already happened. Everyones in 50/50 fights and it will be great for Birmingham boxing and it will attract a lot of attention, I wish josh a good camp and look forward to sharing a ring with him”.
The “Incredible” Paul Holt kept it simple by saying “I’m going to win it”.
All fight to be fought on Sunday October 15th at Walsall Town Hall.
What a great concept this is to get the best Midlands Super Flyweights fighting each other with the Midlands area title up for grabs. There is some great talent in this competition, some I have seen fight and some are new to me. If you are looking at just records you have got to say Manny Zabra is the clear favorite having fought 11 times, only losing once and has stated people haven’t seen the best of him yet. But if you look deeper into his record Zabra has not fought over 4 rounds many times with the one 8 rounder he done ending in a stoppage win for one of his competitors in this Super Series Josh Baillie.
Bailie has had a long amateur career and has fought as far a field as Australia in his Pro career, he beat Zabra for the British Challenge belt and has a no nonsense approach when it comes to boxing.
Baillie has recently move gyms and is now under the tutelage of Shaun Cogan at Smoking Joe’s Digbeth Birmingham. Baillie is fighting his former stable mate Louis Fielding, Fielding has lost his last 2 fights, both to boxers in the competition with Paul Holt stopping him in a Midlands area title fight, then to Jack Summers on a close points decision at the Holte Suite Villa park. Fielding is looking to get back to winning way but faces a very tough challenge against Baillie.
Paul Holt went on the road for his last 2 fights after winning the Midlands area title against Fielding, he has been stopped in his last 2 fights by unbeaten fighters and is determined to get back to winning ways.
I have watched Jack Summers boxes once against Louis Fielding where he won on points, he looked good and just edged a close fight and will give Zabra a test.
As for Jones, Ducker and Mohammed I have not seen them boxes so can’t really make a comment about them, but if BCB have got them in this competition they must be up for the challenge.
I look forward to reporting on this show.
Tickets are priced at £35 general admission (£40 on the door) and £60 (VIP Ringside to include buffet and waitress service), and can be purchased from by calling 0845 111 2900.