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Beech Joins BCB

Beech Joins BCB 

BCB Promotions are delighted to announce the signing of undefeated super bantamweight prospect, James Beech Junior, on a three-year management deal. The 21 year-old (6-0) from Walsall joins BCB from MTK Birmingham and follows in his father’s footsteps in signing for Errol Johnson. Beech Senior enjoyed 31 professional outings under Johnson between 1999 and 2008 and Junior is delighted to continue the family tradition.

“I always knew I’d end up signing with BCB,” he explained. “I’ve really enjoyed my time at MTK and they have gotten me to 6-0 in a relatively short space of time. I’d like to thank everyone at MTK for their support but this is the next chapter for me. “BCB are growing all the time. They’ve come on massively over the last year or so and I’m really excited by what the future holds.

“My dad and Errol go back a long way and he’s really pleased that I’m following in his footsteps.”

The graduate of Pleck Boxing Club, who he represented on 80 occasions, will continue to train out of Great Wyrley Boxing Club under Pete Hickenbottom but will visit BCB HQ for regular sparring and fitness sessions with trainers Paul Mann and Ben Wilkes. “I’m looking forward to working with James,” added Wilkes, pictured with Beech. “He’s a lovely lad with a bright future. He’ll do the vast majority of his work with Pete but we’ll have him over for sparring and I’m sure we can help push him on to the next level.” 

Dexter's Thoughts

This has come as no surprise to me that the BcB have signed James Beech Jr, he is by far one of the hottest prospects around at the moment and MTK Birmingham have done a magnificent job with him as he won his first title on the MTK/TOP show just a few months ago. Beech has fought on a number of Black Country Boxing Promotions shows over his unbeaten Six fight career and as he is from the Black Country (Walsall) it makes sense he has made the switch. 

BcB have made some bold moves this year, first they promoted and arena show at the Genting Arena NEC and even when the main event a world title fight was cancelled they persevered and made it a success. They have also this year promoted a British Title fight at the Walsall town hall where BcB's Jason Welborn beat British Champion Tommy Langford to claim the Lonsdale belt. 

With all this said and with the weight of the BcB behind him I am hoping to see Beech Challenging for the super Bantamweight Midlands area title this year and at least be in contention for a shot at the British title by the end of next year. Beech is on of the Birmingham Boxing Columns Boxers to watch for this year and I think the switch will make his rise up the ranks even quicker.

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