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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Black country boxing - The Class of 2018

Black country boxing

The Class of 2018


Black Country Boxing returned to the Walsall town hall for the first time since the tragic stabbing outside the event at the World Awaits show last year. Regan Asbury who was only 19 was fatally stabbed during a disturbance that started in the event and spilled onto the streets of Walsall centre.

M.C Ben Walters who was comparing the show asked for silence to give time for people to give a moment of revelation for Regan, the BcB also had a collection for Regan's family. As well as the moment of reflection their was a 10 bell tribute to Scott Westgarth who had died after winning a boxing match the week before.

As you can imagine security was understandable very tight, with metal detectors and everyone being searched.

The show its self consisted of 4 bouts of boxing with all fights being over 4 three minute rounds with the main event being a highly anticipated pro debut for 4 times Polish medalist Damian Kiwior.

Fight 1

Alex “Pinky” Florence v Jan Korec



Florence came out firing from the start with some nice combinations and fast hands. Korec was put down by a great right hand halfway through the round, he managed to get to his feet and continue. Pinky continued his attack and soon had Korec over for a second time, again Korec got to his feet and the ref let him continue.

Florence was relentless in his attack when the fight continued, the ref jumped in and stopped the fight around the 2 and a half minutes into the first round as Korec was in no position to continue.


Florence wins first round stoppage.

Fight 2

Ryan Davis v Myles Vale


Super welterweight

Vale started the first round well and got some cracking combinations off pushing Davis back. Davis got back into the fight near the end of the round with some good shots of his own. Round 2 saw another good start for Vale who was boxing well, Davis then started going through the gears banging in some good combinations. Davis caught Vale with a lovely straight right hand which rocked him, Vale had to hold and for the rest of the round was in survival mode as Davis poured on the pressure.

Davis came out strong in the third round and was looking to end the fight, Vale moved well and covered up but continued to give Davis a fight ending the round strong. In the final round Davis came out strong again with good combinations, but Vale had came to give him a fight and fought back hard. Davis stepped up the pace and caught Vale with 2 cracking straight rights and with that the ref stepped in and stopped the fight 1 and a half minutes into the final round.


Davis wins ref stops fight.

Fight 3

Danny Ball v Chris Jenkinson


Super welterweight