• Dexter Hastings

Showy wins with 2 days notice

Showy wins with 2 days notice

Flyweight Reiss Taylor aka “Showy” calmed victory in his second pro fight with only two days notice at the Savoy hotel London (23/1/17). Officially the smallest boxer in the UK standing 4 foot 11, Showy was informed on Tuesday that he would be fighting on Thursday. As part of the Eastside gym family he was never going to turn down this 4 round fight.

Showy won his 4 rounder on points on the Mickey Helliet show, Showy informed me “I was told on Tuesday and I fought today (Thursday)”. When I asked him how the fight went he told me “he was a very awkward fighter but my engine was on point he was a very tricky customer”. I then asked Showy how he felt on getting his first win? He said “I’m feeling relieved and happy I got the win, on to the next one”.

Dexter's Thoughts

I was chuffed to bits when I heard Showy had won this last minute fight in London, he maybe the smallest boxer in the UK but he has a big heart and has the Eastside gym mentally of taking any fight that is offered. I will be hoping that Showy gets to fight closer to home soon and show off his talents in his home town of Birmingham. The Birmingham Boxing Column looks forward to seeing him fighting in Birmingham soon and to getting him back on Welcome to Fightden.