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By the Sword TOPromotions


By the Sword


Tommy Owens Promotions presented their second showing of the month “By the Sword” where “Ruthless” Ryan Kelly was having his second crack at the super welterweight Midlands area title against talented boxer Owen Jobburn. The area title would be contested over 10 three minute rounds, on the undercard their was an array of local talent on display with 5 fights over four, three minute rounds and a female fight which was over 4 two minute rounds. With Shaun Messar refereeing and the stunning twins Hay and Katie Whitaker doing the ring cards the stage was set for an exciting night of boxing.

Fight 1

Clayton Bricknall v Jamie Quinn

Super Lightweight


Bricknall had a nice tidy start to his debut, with some good movement, a nice sharp jab and some good one twos. In the second round Bricknall started to put some meat into his shots and got some nice combinations off with some eye-catching body shots. Quinn did fight back and got some shots off of his own.

Round Three saw Bricknall move around the ring well and continue his tidy work. Quinn again banged in some good shots of his own but Bricknall was always in control. In the final round Bricknall controlled the start with some nice tidy combinations, Quinn started to put some pressure on him in the middle part of the round banging in some heavy body shots. Bricknall took them well and ended the round strong.


Dexter 40-37

Ref 40-37

Bricknall wins on points

Fight 2

Kristie Bavington v Borislava Goranova


Female boxing

Bavington started well on her debut and going forward looked really good, Goranova made the round close as she fought back catching Bavington with some good shots. Bavington nicked the round on work rate. In the second Bavington got her jab going and got some nice combinations off. Goranova was still asking questions but it was Bavington's round.

Goranova started the round strong and caught Bavington with some good shots. Bavington came back with shots of her own in the middle part of the round but Goranova got this round by finishing it strong. Battling final round with Goranova sensing she could get something out of this. Bavington fought back hard but again Goranova won the round.


Dexter – 38-38



Fight 3

Nathan Mcfarlane v Kristian Laight


In the first round Mcfarlane moved well around the ring and picked his shots well with some good combinations to win the round. Mcfarlane showed great movement and shot selection in the second as he banged in some cracking combinations on the veteran Laight.

The third was another great display by Mcfarlane, who worked the head and the body well with great combinations. Some nice jabbing and combinations in the final round from Mcfarlane, Laight got some nice shots off catching Mcfarlane. Mcfarlane came back strong and you could see he wanted at knock out, but he was never going to get that as Laight covered up and saw the round out.