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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Return of the Savage TOPromotions

Return of the Savage TOPromotions 2/2/19

Tommy Owens Promotions started 2019 off with a bang holding there first show of the year at the Holte suite Villa Park. The show was called “Return of the Savage” and was being headlined by Matchroom and Eastside gyms fighter Sam Eggington. Eggington was only doing a 4 rounder as he was fighting the very talented Liam Smith the following month live on sky sports. The undercard was packed with some great local talent with Wagas Mohammed, Anthony Manning and Nathan Bendon all doing 4 rounder’s. Also doing a 4 rounder was Lewis Van Poetsch who was having his 100th professional fight, Lewis who is usually a journey man had sold tickets for this show and was looking for a win. There were also 2 fighters having 6 rounder’s with unbeaten Shaun Cooper having his second one and the hard hitting Kaisee Benjamin looking to make a statement. With reference Kevin Parker and the two gorgeous rings girls Lauren Richards and Louise from CP Agency the stage was set for a fantastic night of professional boxing.

Fight 1 Wagas Mohammed v Michael Horabin 9.11. 4x3. 10 Welterweight

Mohammed boxed well in the first round as Horabin looked for a big overhand right, Mohammed was caught a few times with this shot but took it well and won the round with the better shots. In the second Mohammed won the round with some nice sharp one, twos and good combinations, Horabin was still looking for the big overhand right. In the third Mohammed continued to box well banging his jab, Horabin was still looking for that big shot which did connect a few times, but I thought Mohammed got a share of the round with his work rate. The final round saw Mohammed control the centre of the ring but Horabin was always a threat with that big over hand right close round but Mohammed edged it.

Result Dexter – 40- 37 Ref – 37-39 Horabin wins on points

Fight 2 Lewis Van Poetsch v Scott Hillman 12.6. 4x3. 12.2 Light Heavyweight

Nice steady start by Van Poetsch on his 100th fight as a professional boxer, he showed his boxing skills off going through the gears getting some nice combinations off to win the first round. Van Poetsch continued his good work in the second getting some nice combinations off, Hillman did catch him with a few but nothing to worry Van Poetsch. In the third Hillman had a go and got some good shots off, Van Poetsch kept his good work going and won the round with nice shot selection. In the final round Van Poetsch moved well around the ring and got some nice combinations off. Hillman fought back hard but Van Poetsch was not going to be denied a win.

Result Dexter – 40-36 Ref 40-36 Van Poetsch wins on points

Fight 3 Anthony Manning v Pal Olah 11.6. 4x3. 11.1 Middleweight

Manning dominated the first round with a high work rate and some heavy shots. Manning continued his high tempo in the second with some fast hands and nice combinations, Olah battled hard but Manning dominated again. In the third Manning continued to control the round with some nice combinations and some heavy shots. The final round was a bit scrappy with Olah just looking to see the final bell, Manning continued to bang in some heavy combinations until the final bell.

Result Dexter – 40-36 Ref – 40-36 Manning wins on points.

Fight 4 Nathan Bendon v MJ Hall 11.2.    4x3.    10.11 Middleweight