• Dexter Hastings

November 2 RememberTOPromotions10/11/18

November 2 Remember TOPromotions 10/11/18

Tommy Owens Promotions held there November show at the Holte suite Villa park (10/11/18). The show consisted of 5 bouts of boxing with all fights being held over 4 three minute rounds. The reffees on the night where Shaun Messer and Chris Dean and the ring card girls where the stunning Rachel and Jessica the CP Agency. The stage was set for a great night of boxing.

Fight 1 Ammir Fiaz v Austin Gomez 12.1. 4x3. 11.9 Super Middleweight

Fiaz started nice and sharp and got his jab working from the first bell, Gomez pressured him all the way but Fiaz showed good movement and combinations to win the round. In the second Gomez continued to pressure Fiaz but Fiaz moved well and got his shot off and some nice combinations to win the round. Round three saw Fiaz take the centre of the ring and control the round with nice jabs and some good combinations, Gomez continued to press and get some good shots off but Fiaz win the round. The final round started slow with both fighters looking tired, Fiaz stayed in control and got some nice combinations off but Gomez got through with some good pressure to get a share of the round.

Result Dexter – 40-37 Ref - 40-37

Fiaz wins on points

Fight 2 David Symour v Anwar Alfadli 8.4 4x3. 8.8 Super Bantamweight

Symour came out firing against the tricky Alfadli, Symour boxed well and did not get dragged into anything Alfadli's tricks. Alfadli was counted half way through the first round when he went over, for me it looked more like he tripped, Seymour won the round with ease. Round two saw Symour control the round but was made to miss by Alfadli, Symour won the round again with ease by being the busier boxer and getting more shots off. In the third Alfadli started strong and got some cracking shots off catching Symour with a nice over hand right. Symour took it and continued to box well but I would have to give this round to Alfadli. In the final round Alfadli looked for the big over hand right, Symour boxed clever and moved well and got some cracking counters off to win the round.

Result Dexter – 39-37 Ref - 40-37

Seymour wins on points

Fight 3 Les Byfield v Jamie Speight 9.9 4x3. 9.9 Lightweight

Not much action in the first round Speight messed around slot with Byfield beginning the round with the cleaner punches. Byfield worked his jab well in the second, this was the difference in a close round, Byfield nicked it with his jab. In the third Speight started strong and pressed Byfield all the way, Byfield seemed to forget his jab which let Speight win it. The final round was another close one with Speight starting the round well, Byfield did get his jab going but Speight poured on the pressure to win the round.

Result Dexter – 38-38 Ref 40-37

Byfield wins on points

Fight 4 Matt Sen v Taha Mishosseini 13.12 4x3. 14.2 Cruiserweight

Sen came out strong and looked good as Mishosseini covered up well, halfway through the first round Mishosseini caught Sen with a right hook flush on the temple putting the unbeaten fighter down. Sen got to his feet and was allowed to continue, Mishosseini poured on the pressure with big shots, Sen had not really recovered from the knock down, Sen’s corner then threw the towel in and the ref stopped the fight one minute 25 seconds I to the first round.


Mishosseini wins first round stoppage

Fight 5

River Wilson Bent v Micheal Castell

11.5 4x3 11.4

Frantic start to the fight with Wilson Bent looking to make a statement in front of a massive support that had followed him up from Coventry for his debut. His cheering fans didn’t have long to wait as he caught Castell with a cracking combination ending in some hurtful body shots putting his opponent down for a ten count.


Wilson Bent wins first round stoppage.

Dexter’s thoughts

November 2 Remember was a cracking show as are all Tommy Owens Promotions shows down the Holte suite Villa park. River Wilson Bent look explosive in his debut In front of a large following. To be honest I didn’t get to see enough to make a proper judgment on him as his fight only lasted a minute or so, but he made a statement and I won’t have to wait long to see him again as he will be fighting on the December 1st show at the same venue.

Matt Sen suffered his first defeat tonight being stopped in the first round, he was caught cold and when you are in with the heaver fighters one punch can be the difference. I was shocked when Matt came in so light at 13.12 as he is a big cruiserweight and I do know he had been ill the week before the fight. Sen has already stated that he will be back out in February and as long as he learns from this I think he will be back to winning ways. I had the Byfield fight a draw but I can understand why the ref gave it him, Byfield boxed well and when he used his jab he looked good. Seymour looked good against a very tricky opponent he boxed well and did not get drawn into any of Alfadli tricks. Fiaz look good winning every round and controlling the ring with some nice combinations. I would like to thank Tommy Owens Promotions for having the Column at there show, we look forward to the next one in December 1st where Ishmael Ellis will take on Kane Baker for the lightweight Midlands area title. While I was at the show on Saturday I ran into boxing trainer, coach and Manager Job Pegg and purchased a ticket for the Birmingham Film Festival. Jon is also a film maker and has one of his films in the festival, the film is called Making friends as the world ends and will be shown at the Millennium point on the 23rd November at 8pm. The film is produced by Garry Redmond and has been nominated for 3 awards. If you fancy going to see the film contact Jon Pegg for tickets. The column will be doing a write up about the film.