• Dexter Hastings

Ring Wars 2


Ring Wars 2

Fightden\Blood Sweat & Tears

2/12/17

Fightden and Blood Sweat and tears promotions had there Christmas show Ring Wars 2 at the Venue Edgbaston. With 12 great fights on the card with two SPBF titles on the line and the rings girls Hannah and Taha doing their thing, the stage was set for a great night of boxing.

Fight 1

3x2

Jogdeen Purewell v Josh Latimer

Latimer started the first round well and controlled the ring and got some good shots off, Purewell who was making his debut had no answer for the first 2 rounds. In the final round Purewell piled on the pressure catching Latimer with a nice combinations to put him down, Latimer stayed down and did not make any attempt to beat the count.

Result

Purewell wins 3rd round Stoppage

Fight 2

3x2

George Tomson v Tony Deakin

Tomson took this fight from the first bell smashing in some cracking combinations, Deakin went down more times in the first round than a Kingstanding Chav after she has been given a gram. Four times in the first round to be precise, but you have to given Deakin credit as he would not stay down. I (the ref) stopped the fight in the second as Deakin was getting put down to many time giving Tomson the victory.

Result

Tomson wins 2nd round stoppage

Fight 3

3x2

Ash Smith v Hezron Brown

Really good fight, both boxers smash in cracking shots and great combination. You could not split these boxers at the final bell.

Result

Draw

Fight 4

3x2

James Long v Matt Belfon

Another great fight where both fighters giving it their all, great movement and combinations but again could not split them.

Result

Draw

Fight 5

Luke Bailey v Jake Huwson

3x2

Bailey controlled this fight from the first bell and looked tidy and sharp. Huwson battled well and had to dig deep to see the final bell being dropped twice in the final round.

Result

Bailey wins on points

Fight 6

Adam Honeyghan v P.J

3x2

Complete demolition job by Honeyghan, he smashed in shots from the first bell and P.J had no answer. With the ref stopping the fight in the first round to save P.J from getting hurt.

Result

Honeyghan wins 1st round stoppage

Fight 7

Stuart Bailey v Ibby Virgo

Bailey controlled the fight for all 3 rounds, Virgo had to take a standing 8 in the first round but battle away but Bailey was just to good for him.

Result

Bailey wins on points

Fight 8

Curtis McDaid v Amir Boyie

Both fighters started well and this was looking to be an exciting fight, McDaid caught Boyle with a cracking shot half way through the round putting Boyle down. Boyle took a 8 count then saw out the round. In the second Boyle fought back well and moved around the ring banging in some cracking combinations to win the round. The final round saw both boxers going for it with Boyle just edging the round until McDaid caught him with a hurtful straight right hand putting Boyle down for the second time in the fight. Boyle got to his feet and saw out the round.

Result

McDail wins on points

Fight 9

Luke Cogan v Tony Deakin

3x2

Deakin who was having his second fight of the night due to a fighter pulling out was under fired from the start being put down 3 times in the first round by Cogan. The second and third were the same with Deakin spending most of the fight on the floor as he could not handle Cogans power.

Result

Cogan wins points

Fight 10

Joe Davis v Step Allcock

3x2

Davis started the round fast and dominated with great combinations and body shots. Round 2 saw Davis smash in even more combinations with his body shots taking their toll putting Allcock down for a 8 count. The final round saw Davis go into over drive and go for the stoppage, Davis piled on the pressure dropping Allcock another 2 time but Allcock managed to see the final bell.

Result

Davis wins on points

Fight 11

SPBF

Lightweight Title

4x3

Tyne Rogers v Glenn Weldone

Rogers controlled the fight from the start, his movement and shot selection were of a much more experience boxer. Rogers counter well when attacked as Weldone had came to win this title. Rogers continued to move well in the second and caught Welcome with some nice shots and combinations, Rogers ended the night early with a cracking counter right hand as Weldone moved in to attack. Weldone was counted and could not beat the count giving Rogers an impressive 3rd round stoppage.

Result

Rogers wins 3rd round stoppage.

Fight 12

Ben Fields v Josh Latimer

Super welterweight title

4x3

Latimer was a lamb to the slaughter as he was given the chance to fight for this title, Fields took his time in the first round as Latimer tried to stay away from Fields heavy shots. The fight came to the end in the second when Fields staked Latimer down and caught him with some hurtful shots putting him down and ending the fight.

Result

Fields wins 2nd round stoppage

Dexter’s Thoughts

What a great night of boxing, what ever you what to call this type of boxing White collar, unlicensed or semi pro Fightden and Blood Sweat and Tears brought the cream of the crop the squared circle tonight. There were some great debuts with the fighters looking like they had had several fights. Even if there were a few early stoppages every fight was well matched. Big respect to Tony Deakin and Josh Latimer for stepping up and fighting twice in one night after some late pull outs.

Well done to Ben Fields, he has finished his unlicensed journey by winning the Semi - Professional Boxing Federation Super welterweight title. He is now looking to turn pro next year and the column can’t wait to see how he gets on.

Tyne Rogers is just a inspiration to everyone that with determination and focus you can achieve anything in life. This former Irish Guard has over come immense odds just stepping in to the ring, he took the opportunity that had been given to him and won (not at promotion belt) but a accredited SPBF title. I refed Tyne's last fight and he impressed me, I had the honour to ref him this time and could not believe how much he had improved. His movement and shot selection were as good as most able bodied fighter and his power had increased ten fold. It was inspirational to see him in the ring and I look forward to his next fight.

Finally there was also a massive announcement about Fightdens and Blood Sweat and Tears next show on the 31st of March 2018. The yet to be named show will see myself, 5 time 2 weight champion and current SPBF Midlands Heavyweight Champ take on 3 times champion, a former SPBF Midlands Heavyweight Champ and the Current SPBF English Heavyweight Champ Neil Rigby battle it out over Six 2 minute rounds for the SPBF British title.

This is going to be a great battle of styles and as it is over 6 rounds it will be a very testing fight. I honestly can not wait to be apart of this great fight I have fought in many 6 round title matches back in the Celtic Boxing Union days and think more rounds will suit my style. On the 31st March we will see what style prevails.

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