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On Neutral Ground BcB promotions

BcB Promotions On Neutral Ground 4th May 2018

Black Country Boxing returned to Walsall Town hall for their latest show “On Neutral Ground” (4/5/18). With a great line up of boxing with four fights over 4 times 3 minute rounds, a female fight featuring the talented Rachel Ball over 4 times 2 minute rounds and a six rounder for Tyler Denny. The main event was over 12 times 3 minute rounds and was for the British Middleweight title with champion Tommy Langford taking on fellow West Bromwich Albion supporter Jason Welborn. The fight had been titles “The Battle of the Baggies” and the Walsall town hall was filled to capacity for this prestigious show. With Ben Walters comparing the show, Shaun Messer as ref and Fiona as ring girl the stage was set for a great night of boxing.

Fight 1

Dave Allen v David Howe

19.6. 4x3. 18.9


Both fighters seemed to just feel each other out for the first part of the first round, Allen took control in the second part to win the round. In the second Allen banged in some decent shots but did seem like he was holding back. Round three saw Allen pick up the pace but still looked like he was holding back, Howe just wanted to hold when Allen came in on a attack. The final round saw Allen rough Howe up and started putting some pressure on, Howe touched down near the end of the round from the first proper shot Allen through, Howe didn’t make an effort to get up and the ref stopped the fight.


Allen wins 4th round stoppage

Fight 2

Shaka Thompson v Martin Kabrhel

11.2. 4x3. 11.9

Super Middleweight

Outstanding first round by Thompson, great combinations, shot selection and movement, credit to Kabrhel for staying in there and seeing out the round. The second was another clinical one with Thompson knocking his opponents gum shield out at the start of the round. Thompson in his south paw stance controlled the round and landed some eye catching uppercuts.Thompson dominated the third, smashing in heavy shots at will, how Kabrhel stayed in there is a miracle. At the start of the final round the ref had the doctor look at a lump that had appeared on Kabrhel's fore head. The doctor let him continue and Thompson continued his domination of the fight and some how Kabrhel got to hear the final bell.


Dexter – 4O-36

Ref – 40-36

Thompson wins on points

Fight 3

Rachel Ball v Monica Atonik

9.5. 4x2. 9.6


Nice fast start by Ball with some nice tidy boxing with some sharp fast combinations. The second saw some class shots from Ball, Atonik had a go back in this round but Balls workfare was just to much. In the third Ball really started to bang the shots home as blood poured from Atonik's nose, fantastic work rate by Ball again. Ball banged in some heavy shots in the final round, Atonik battled well to see the final bell, but Ball had won fight with great movement, combinations and shot selections.


Dexter 40-36

Ref 40-36