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Savage Intentions Review

TOPromotions/Matchroom Savage Intentions Saturday 30th June 2018

Tommy Owens Promotions in association with Matchroom boxing held there Mega small hall show at Villa Park Holte Suite (30/6/18). The show had a nine bout fight card which included 4 four round matches, one six rounder and two eight rounder’s with one of these being for a British Challenge belt. On show Were some of the best talent the Midlands has to offer with the likes of Idris Virgo, Ishmael Ellis, Carl Dickens, Nathan Mcfarlane, Anthony Manning, Lee Gunter, Kane Baker and Indi Sangha just on the undercard. The main event was world ranked fighter Sam “The Savage” Eggington fighting for the IBO intercontinental Light Middleweight title in only his second fight at his new weight. With the Holte Suite packed out to capacity and the stunning Hay Whittacker and Lucille Ross doing the ring cards, the stage was set for a great night of boxing.

Fight 1 Idris Virgo v Scott Hillman Light Heavyweight 11.10 4x3 12.12.

Virgo who fights out of the D&A school of excellence under the tutelage of trainer Anthony Hull pressured Hillman from the first bell with heavy shots working from body to head well. Virgo continued his good work in the second picking his shots well and showed some great movement. Hillman came to life in the third and got some decent shots off but Virgo continued to get the cleaner and heavier shots off to win the round. The final round saw Virgo bang in some great combinations to win the round in a shut out victory.


Dexter – 40-36 Ref – 40-36 Virgo wins Points.

Fight 2 Anthony Manning v Andrei Cepur 10.13. 4x3. 10.11 Super welterweight

Good start by Manning picking some nice shots and working well behind his jab. Round two saw Manning keep his jab working well which lead to some nice combinations, Cepur attempted to make a fight of it but Manning was in control. Manning's confidence grew though the third round as he moved around the ring picking his shots. In the final round Manning continued his good work and cruised to victory with great movement and shot selection.


Dexter – 40-36 Ref – 40-36 Manning wins Points

Fight 3 Carl Dickens v Duane Green 11.2. 4x3. 11.3 Middleweight

A steady start by Dickens who worked behind a nice sharp jab and got off some sweat left hooks and straight rights. The second round saw Dickens continue to work behind his jab, but Green came back with some cracking shots that seemed to wobble Dickens. Dickens showed great heart battling back but Green edged this round. In the third Green seemed to grow in confidence and banged in some great shots opening cuts above both of Dickens eyes. Dickens continued to battle hard and came back with shots of his own but Green got this round. The final round Dickens showed great heart and determination, Dickens got some great shots off but so did Green.


Dexter- 38-39 Ref -37-39 Brennan wins on Points

Fight 4 Ishmael Ellis v Lee Connelly 9.10. 6x3 9.10 Super Lightweight

Ellis worked hard in the first round and pinned Connelly to the ropes with nice combinations. In the second Ellis continued to press and got off some nice combinations working from head to body well. Ellis stepped up the pace in the third and got some thunderous combinations off. Connelly kept his guard up and fought back but Ellis had this round. Ellis kept up his high work rate in the forth to keep Connelly on the back foot and won the round. Ellis seemed tired in the fifth as Connelly started to get some shots off. Ellis continued to battle hard but I would have to give this round to Connelly. Connelly came out firing in the final round as he could sense Ellis was tiring, Ellis battled hard and moved well around the ring but Connelly won the final round.


Dexter – 58-56 Ref – 58-57 Ellis wins on points.

Fight 5 Lee Gunter v Myles Vale 10.5. 4x3. 10.7 Super welterweight