BcB Promotions Foster v Gower
BcB Promotions Foster v Gower Middlands Super Bantamweight Area Title
BcB promotions held a 3 fight dinner show at the Stadium Suite Bescot Stadium (20/7/18). The Main event was a 10 round title fight for the Midland Super Bantamweight area title contested by two unbeaten fighters Leon Gower (6-0) and Brad Foster (8-0-1). The undercard consisted of two female fights with Dani Hodges making her Pro debut with a British Licence in a 4 rounder and Rachel Ball moving up to a six rounder for the first time. With Shaun Messer refereeing, Ben Walters comparing and the stunning Lindsey doing the ring cards the stage was set for an explosive night of boxing.
Fight 1 Dani Hodges v Theodora Hristov 7.10 4x2. 7.12 Flyweight
Hodges came out firing in the first round getting some nice combinations off, Hristov fought back hard and got some good shots off but Hodges got the first round with the better and cleaner work rate. Hodges came out fast again in the second and got some good shots off, Hristov came back with some heavy shots of her own and had Hodges in a bit of trouble with her gum shield falling out. After the ref put her shield back in Hodges got back to her boxing and took a share of the round. Round three saw Hodges get on her toes and pop her jab out like a veteran, Hodges slipped shots, stayed out of trouble and counter well, great round for Hodges. In the final round Hristov made Hodges work hard, pushing her and pressing her all the way to the final bell, Hodges showed great movement and style slipping shots and countering to win the round and the fight.
Result Dexter - 40-37 Ref – 39-37 Hodges wins on Points
Fight 2 Rachel Ball v Eftychia Kathopouli 8.12. 6x2. 8.12 Featherweight
Great first round with Kathopouli putting on the pressure from the start, Ball came back with some cracking one, twos getting some great shots off. Kathopouli came back strong at the end to get a share of the first round. Round two was a all out war with Ball banging in some cracking shots opening a cut above Kathopouli left eye. As the blood poured Ball continued to box well but Kathopouli was now looking for the one big shot. The big shot did come as she caught Ball with a big over hand right which rocked Ball and made her touch down. Ball was given a eight count and then saw the round out. Round three was another great round with Kathopouli looking for the one big shot, Ball continued to box well and wobbled Kathopouli a few times to win the round.
What a great fight this was turning into as the forth round started, Kathopouli continued to look for the big right hand but Ball boxed clever and put Kathopouli down with a lovely straight right hand. The ref gave Kathopouli a eight count and then got the doctor to look at the cut above her eye, the doctor had a look and let her continue and see the round out. Both fighters had given their all and we’re starting to look tired in the fifth, still a battling round with Ball just edging it. In the final round Ball came out strong and fast getting in some nice one, twos. Kathopouli continued to press and look for the big right hand but it never came and Ball won the round and the fight.
Dexter – 58-55 Ref – 57-55 Ball won on Points
Fight 3 Midlands Super Bantamweight Area Title Leon Gower v Brad Foster 8.7. 10x3. 8.9 Bantamweight
Both fighters came out fast but Fosters movement and shot selection was winning him the round, just before the end of the round Foster shot out a evil straight right hand putting Gower down, as he rose to his feet the bell went to end the round. In the second Foster continued to bang in some great shots working head to body well, Gower seemed to have no answer to Fosters attacks. Round three saw Fosters hand speed and movement dictate the fight as he picked shots well and slipped out the way of Gower’s attacks. Gower was still fighting back hard but Foster was bossing the fight. Foster again controlled the forth round but Gower who had got some good shots in during the first few rounds was starting to get through as Foster had sustained a slight cut above his left eye, Foster still did more than enough to win the round.
Foster picked his shots well and continued to counter well to win the fifth round. Gower showed so much