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Tommy Owens Promotions "United We Stand"

Tonight Topromotions put on their first show of the new season United we Stand, at Villa Park Birmingham. Promoter Tommy Owens has written a review of the fighters on the show tonight and the Column would like to share it with the our reader.

Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen, and welcome to another night of entertainment here at the Holte Suite provided by Tommy Owens Promotions.

After the traditional summer break we return back with the most promising set of prospects that the Midlands has to offer with our “United We Stand” show.

Exciting Tamworth super-featherweight has fought most of his career on our shows and puts in a showing on this night before entering the highly-anticipated tournament at his weight for the Midland belt. Fielding is never in a bad fight but will be hoping to come through tonight unscathed as he looks to get his promising career back on track.

Ryan Kelly returns to action for the first time since his thrilling defeat in a Midland title fight to Adam Harper back in May. Both boxers left it all in the ring on that night and both left with their reputations enhanced – but the news that Harper has recently vacated his title as he undertakes a foreign challenge for the Commonwealth will surely make Harper more hungry as an impressive win here tonight will ensure his name is thrown back into the title picture.

The highly talented Tion Gibbs is also boxing tonight. The 22 year-old has suffered a stop-start career since turning professional nearly two years ago. Having come from Eastside ABC though, he enters the ring with a prolific amateur pedigree and so when his team decide the time is right he should be primed to fight for titles.

Exciting prospects Tommy Silcox and Kaisee Benjamin are also both on the card tonight with records of 2-0 and 1-0 respectively. Silcox has always been in enjoyable fights since turning professional and Benjamin will definitively have eyes watching him as several experts in the Midlands are tipping him for title honours and will be looking to catch a glimpse of him in action.

Burntwood’s Sean Daly will also be looking to celebrate his 25th birthday with a victory on his professional debut.

We hope you have a fantastic evening. Keep your hands up!

Tommy Owens

Louis Fielding 6-4 Super-Featherweight

Tamworth lightweight, Louis Fielding is in action tonight. The 27 year-old takes part in the super-featherweight tournament for the Midlands belt at the back end of this year and will be looking to sharpen his claws here tonight. It hasn’t been plain-sailing for Fielding in the professional ranks and he has suffered four defeats in his ten bouts – but all of those were against good men and Fielding has been showing consistent improvement – even if some of those bouts ended in defeat. Fielding would like to thanks Andy Dolan of the Fitness Junction – a new sponsor on-board with using the facilities and setting strength and conditioning sessions up for him.

Sean Daly – Professional Debut

Sean Daly will be hoping to celebrate his 25th birthday with his first win as a professional boxer. The Burntwood man comes from a kickboxing background and has never shied from a fight and even taking on international opponents. A lover of boxing, he cannot wait to get the ball rolling. Sean would like to thank Eastside gym, platinum gym, Tommy Owens, all the support from my friends and family and also his sponsors; Morgan and Bond, MJ motors, MNB nutrition, swinneytodds barbers and LSG plastering

Kaisee Benjamin 1-0 Super-Welterweight

The “KO Kid” Kaisee Benjamin turned pro back in Dudley back in June and showed that his reputation from the amateur ranks was no joke. Even in the unpaid code (where he achieved a national championship and a silver medal at the coveted Haringey BoxCup) Benjamin had a reputation for leaving a wake of destruction in his path as he waged a two-fisted war against his opponents and did so again in his first outing in the professional ranks when he stopped Paul Cummings in two rounds after promising his fans the bout wouldn’t last long. Benjamin will be aiming for another thrilling performance and would like to thank his sponsors on board; Folsom Barber Club and Roofcare

Ryan Kelly - 8-1 Super-welterweight

“Ruthless” Ryan Kelly returns to the ring tonight. Kelly challenged for the vacant midland belt in his last contest when he lost a decision in a ferociously-contested battle with Tewkesbury’s Adam Harper. It was a contest that could have gone either way – and with Harper recently vacating the belt, Kelly will be keen to get his name back in the mix and fight for titles. Ryan would like to thank his fans who always turn out in their numbers to support him and also all of his sponsors. If anyone interested in future fight details, you can follow Ryan on Twitter and Instagram on @Ryankelly6194

Tion Gibbs - 3-0

The younger of the fighting Gibbs brothers, Tion is also on the bill tonight,. Having had 63 unpaid bouts, bringing 52 victories including reaching two national finals, Great Britain champion, regular international competition and also gold and silver medals in the competitive Haringey BoxCup. This sort of pedigree stands Tion head and shoulders above some of the other youngsters at this stage of his career and having boxed the experienced likes of Ali Wyatt, Matt Seawright and Kristian Laight – it surely will be not be long before the 22 year-old will be boxing for titles. Tion would like to thank his sponsors Bell Plumbing Supplies, AMC Motor Co, Choice Roofing and MC Bargains

Tommy Silcox - 2-0

The exciting 26 year-old Tamworth light-middleweight Tommy Silxoc will aim to stretch his record to 3-0 tonight as he continues his progression in the professional ranks. Fighting out of the same gym as Charlie Williams and Josh Bailie, Silcox has an aggressively busy style and had 16 amateur bouts in the vest of Tamworth ABC. Having taken some time away from the game, he stepped back into the squared circle under the tutelage of his old amateur coach Karl Williams as they both look to duplicate his success in the professional ranks.

Silcox would like to thank his sponsors Zeftec Refrigeration; his employer for letting him start that little bit later to get that extra session in the morning. Gym unity for the ongoing support with nutrition and expertise in strength and conditioning. County driveways, Problec Ltd and Neil Pitkin for the added support throughout his eight-week camp and also “The White Room” for supplying Ring Tees.

Dexter's Thoughts

As the new season starts i have to say I have been looking forward to this show. Topromotions always put on a great event and with the two shows in September they are setting the bar for the other promotions to follow. looking forward to seeing all the local fighters put on a great display but especially to see Ryan Kelly return to the ring. I watched a sparring session between Kelly and challenge belt contender Kelcie Ball a few weeks ago and have to say Kelly looked really sharp and i will predict Kelly stopping his opponent tonight.

With the unbeaten fighters Silcox ,Tion Gibbs and Benjamin on the show with Louis Feilding and Daly, this is going to be a great night of boxing.

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