Tommy Owens Promotions final Show of the Year
Tommy Owens Promotions close out a busy 2017 with their final show of the year – “The Don’s Last Stand” back at the Holte Suite, Aston Villa Football Ground this coming Saturday (2nd December).
In this time of celebration, we will be looking to celebrate one of our finest local fighter’s careers as Don Broadhurst seeks to put an exclamation mark on the final chapter of his professional boxing career with a win. It has been a long road for Broadhurst, who featured regularly in his England vest on one of the best amateur teams this Country has ever assembled and turned professional after securing a gold medal at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia. He turned professional with the number one promoter at the time, Frank Warren and it wasn’t long before he was headlining shows in his hometown and picked up the Commonwealth title in the professional ranks. Broadhurst lost his unbeaten record in a unification fight to forget with then British (and future world champion) Lee Haskins and the two collided again when both reached the PrizeFighter final in 2011 – again Broadhurst just fell short. The Don was then battling injuries which were regularly side-lining him. He won the Midland title with a rousing performance over the pitbull-like Brett Fidoe and clashed twice with Leicestershire’s Louis Norman for the English title, a disputed draw in the first outing before Broadhurst trumped him two years later. Last time out Broadhurst was derailed by a right hook in the eleventh-round in a British title challenge against Josh Wale in a cracking battle in which Broadhurst seemed to have the upper-hand throughout. Alas, it wasn’t to be and Broadhurst confirmed after that taxing battle that he planned to have one more – go out on a win and close the curtains on a fruitful and exciting career which will take place Saturday night.
Supporting Don is a stellar undercard consisting of some of the most of the region’s most exciting fighters.
Kelcie Ball won his first title as a professional last time out – when he stopped the tough Danny Little in seven exciting rounds. Ball is seemingly never in a bad fight and has entertained several of our faithful fight fans with his back and forth bouts and will be looking to continue that tradition tomorrow as he looks to improve on his current record of 7-0.
Super welterweight Tommy Silcox will be looking to improve to 4-0 as a professional Saturday night. The 26 year-old Tamworth fighter has barely put a foot wrong thus far in his career and has managed to fit three bouts into his opening eight months as a professional.
Cannock welterweight Lee Gunter made his professional debut here back in September and looks to be a fighter who will be involved in fun fights. That night he managed to out punch foreign import David Zubrycki over four rounds and will be looking to put on an equally entertaining performance here Saturday night.
Lenny Evans will be taking his first steps as a professional – the exciting prospect has a good amateur pedigree where he captured several Midland titles and reached two national finals. With coach Brian Robb in his corner, he will now be looking to win titles as a professional.
We hope you plan to join us for our last show of the season before we shut up shop over Christmas and are refreshed and rejuvenated in the New Year so that we can improve on the stellar year we have had and continue to provide our loyal fight fan following with the latest talents the Midlands has to offer along with the champions of tomorrow.
If you wish to purchase a ticket – you can from the man himself, Mr Tommy Owens on 0796 716 6643 and tickets are moderately priced at £35 [standard], £50 [buffet] and £60 [table service]
We hope to see you there, to enjoy a night of festive pugilism.