• Dexter Hastings/James Deen

Ring Wars 3

Ring Wars 3

Fightden, Blood Sweat & Tears


Fightden in association with Blood Sweat and Tears promotions held there first show of 2018 “Ring Wars 3” at the H-Suite Edgbaston with a undercard of 11 fights consisting of 3 X 2 minute rounds. The main event was myself Dexter Hastings against Neil Rigby, with the vacant SPBF British Heavyweight title and the Bbcolumn challenge belt sponsored by Bodsquad over 6 X 2 minute rounds. The first six fights are written by myself, the final six are written up by fellow columnist James Deen.

Fight 1 Richard Young v Ryan Catright 3x2

Good start by Young who got some good body shots off with Catright coming back strong at the end. The second was another good round for both fighters with both getting good shots off. The final round saw Young come out strong and bang in some evil body shots, Catright went down and took a eight count. When the ref told them to box on Young went back to the body and dropped him again with body shots therefore then stopped the fight.

Result Young wins 3rd round stoppage

Fight 2 Clayton Fox v Scott Rigby 3x2

Busy round for both boxers with Fox winning the 1st round with the cleaner work. In the second Fox went to work from the start, Rigby seemed to be blowing a bit but stood tall to see the round out. In the final round Rigby showed great heart and determination but Fox was just the better boxer banging in one twos and body shots.

Result Fox wins on points

Fight 3 Ibby “The Black McGregor” v Ibby Virgo 3x2

McGregor banged out one, twos after one, twos, Virgo had joy but McGregor won the round for me. In the second Virgo came out strong and got some great shots off, McGregor with his unorthodox style came back and won the round convincingly. In the final round Virgo came out strong again but could not cope with McGregor's style but managed to get a draw of this round.

Result Virgo wins on points Refs decision

Fight 4 Michael Sweeny v Tom Gilder 3x2

Sweeny came out fighting and got his shots off well, he put Gilder down with a cracking combinations which ended in a heavy body shot. The ref stopped the fight as Gilder could not continue.

Result Sweeny wins 1st round stoppage

Fight 5 Dave Trimmins v Ben Harry 3x2

Good boxing by both fighters, both got a share of the first round. The second was another good round, Trimmins put Hadey down halfway through the round with a nice body shot, Hadey got up at the count of 8 and was able to see the round out. In the final round both boxers worked hard to the final bell.

Result Trimmins win points

Fight 6 Zhinco Singh v Michi Tanner

With a big crowd behind him boxed well behind his jab and won the first round. In the second Tanner got some good right hands off at the start and continue to get good shots off winning the round. Tanner got some good shots off at the start of the final round but was caught by Zhinco with a big straight right hand, as the ref started to count Tanner’s corner through in the towel.

Result Zhinco wins 3rd round stoppage

Fight 7 Jamie Long v Dan Yates 3x2

In a hard fought fight with Long putting Yates down, Long came out on top with great style and movement and a will to win.


Long wins on points

Fight 8 Jagdeep Puphitis v Conner Catright 3x2

Hard fought fight where both fighters gave it there all and could not be separated on the cards.

Result Draw

Fight 9 Josh Hodgins v Michael Fitzpatrick 3x2

In this epic rematch with the first ending in a draw these two warriors could not be separated as they battled over 3 rounds to another draw.

Result Draw

Fight 10 Jason Puphitis v Josh Latimer 3x2

Puphitis worked as and controlled the fight from start to finish ending in a 2nd round Knockout.


Puphitis wins 2nd round Knockout

Fight 11 Lincoln McLean v Joe Mogg 3x2

Easy work for McLean tonight with a first round stoppage with some cracking combinations. McLean wins 1st round stoppage


McLean Wins 1st round stoppage

Fight 12 Main Event SPBF British Heavyweight title Bbcolumn Heavyweight challenge belt

Dexter Hastings v Neil Rigby 6x2 Report by James Deen

At the start of the first round Rigby mixed it up, Dexter smiles as both boxers were looking sharp sizing each other up. Rigby seemed to start to gas when on the offensive. In round 2 eagle eyes Dexter kept Rigby on the back foot with his flicking jab. Rigby let off some big shots but never caught Dexter with any of them, close round. In the third both boxers were straight into the action, Rigby goaded Dexter after he had been caught with a short body shot. Dexter worked hard but Rigby wouldn't back down.

Rigby open up at the start of the forth but hit air as Dexter’s movement and defence was on point, Dexter’s arms then dropped his head went forward and controlled the round. Rigby's best shot of the round came right on just after the bell rang to end the round. In the fifth Rigby was clearly tired and was leaning on Dexte until the ref split them. Dexter still looked strong, Rigby opened his arms out enticing Dexter in, Dexter could see Rigby was tired and just controlled the round. The sixth and final round saw Rigby holding and grabbing as he was clearly gassing. Dexter looked for an opening, Rigby was now running on heart, Dexter was still in control at the final bell.