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No Retreat No Surrender Tommy Owens Promotions

No Retreat No Surrender Tommy Owens Promotions 23/2/2019

The Birmingham Boxing Column returned to the Holte suite Villa Park for Tommy Owens Promotions second show of February. The show was called “No Retreat No Surrender” and consisted seventh bouts of boxing with five of them being over 4 three minute rounds and two over six. With the ref Shaun Messer, Master of Ceromonese David Nikolich and the gorgeous ring girls from CP Agency Lauren and Jade the stage was set for a great night of boxing.

Fight 1 Matt Sen v Remigijus Ziausys 13.11. 4x3. 13.6 Cruiserweight

Sen looked like a different fighter as he came out for the first round strong getting some cracking shots off. Sen did get dragged into a bit of a scrap in the second part of the round but did win it. Sen started the second brightly fighting at range. Sen again got dragged into a scrap in the second part of the round with Ziausys getting a share of the round. Sen again started well in the third but was soon dragged into a brawl, Sen banged in some good shots but Ziausys won the round with the volume of punches he caught Sen with. Veteran Ziausys who has been in the ring with some of the best heavyweights and cruiserweights in his career could see he had a chance in the final round and worked Sen hard trying to keep it a brawl. When Sen boxed he looked well in control getting some nice shot off but again was dragged into a war which suited Ziausys, even round.

Result Dexter – 39-39 Ref 39-38 Sen wins of points

Fight 2 Ammir Fiaz v Chris Jenkinson 11.6. 4x3. 10.12 Super Middleweight

Fiaz took the centre of the ring at the start of the first round popping out some nice one two's, great shot selection and control. Nice tidy boxing in the second by Fiaz with Jenkinson not being allowed to box, again great shot selection by Fiaz as he control the ring and the round. Fiaz was living up to his ring name of the “the Future” in the third as Jenkinson could only cover up as Fiaz picked his shots well winning the round with ease. In the final round Fiaz contiuned to control the ring and the round picking some great combinations off. Jenkinson was just looking to see the final bell as the power and weight difference were starting to take there toll.

Result Dexter – 40-36 Ref – 49-36 Faiz wins in points

Fight 3 Jack O'Keeffe v Michael Mooney 9.11.   6x3.   9.11 Super Lightweight

Steady start by O'Keeffe against the very experienced Mooney, he worked his way into the round winning it with the cleaner shots. In the second O'Keeffe started well and was moving though the gears putting some nice combinations together. Mooney continued to pressure but O’Keeffe won the round. Round three saw O'Keeffe pressure from the start banging in some great shots. Mooney battled hard but O'Keeffe controlled the round.

Mooney stepped up the pace in the forth but O'Keeffe met him banging in some real hurtful combinations, Mooney soon went back into journey man mode to see out the round. Some lovely combinations in the fifth by O’Keeffe as he started to bang in some heavy shots. Mooney contiuned to battle but could only get one or two shots off at a time. In the final round O’Keeffe took the centre of the ring and banged in some lovely combinations that where really starting to take there toll on Mooney. O’Keeffe pressured Mooney all the way to the final bell.

Result Dexter – 60-54 Ref – 60-54 O’Keeffe wins on points

Fight 4 Clayton Bricknell v Youssef Al Hanidi 9.10. 4x3. 9.10 Super Lightweight

Bricknell came out strong and got some good shots off, Al Hanidi then sustained a injury to his leg in the first minute of the round and could not continue.

Result Technical Draw

Fight 5 Sean Daly v Paul Ducie 10.5. 4x3    10.5


Daly started the first strong and boxed nice and tidy controlling the round with nice one two’s and combinations. Daly dominated the second round putting some cracking shots together and not letting it get into a scrap. In the third Daly stepped up the pace and got some good combinations off. Daly who was boxing well did step in for a scrap but Ducie didn’t want none of it. In the final round Daly pressured from the start banging in great combinations at will. Ducie tryed to fight back but Daly had him over with some great shots. Ducie got to his feet and managed to get to the final bell.

Result Dexter 40-35 Ref 40-35 Daly wins on points

Fight 6 Ben Fields v Lee Gunter 10.8. 4x3. 10.8 Super welterweight

Fields started the first well and pressured Gunter all the way, Gunter got some good shots off but Fields movement and shot selection won him the round. Gunter got some distance between him and Fields in the second which worked well for him. Felids continued to press and got some good shots off of his own to get a share of the round. The third was a hard round to call with both fighters getting good shots off. Fields just edged it with the higher work rate and cleaner shots. In the final round Fields contiuned to press banging in some great shots with Gunter countering well. Gunter ended on the floor and some how hurt his hand, he continued with Fields then pouring on the pressure to win the round and the fight.

Result Dexter 40-37 Ref 40-37 Fields wins on point

Fight 7 Kash Ali v Colin Butch Goldhawk 17.11. 6x3. 17.8 Heavyweight

Ali came out from the first bell with some stiff jabs and some heavy hands, Goldhawk battled hard but was stopped in the first round by a barrage of punches by Ali.

Result Ali wins first round stoppage.

Dexter’s Thoughts

Another great night of boxing at the Holte suite Villa Park thanks to Tommy Owens Promotions, we start off with the main event, Kash Ali took no time at all to stop his opponent in the first round. I have seen Ali fight a few times now and have yet to see him go passed the first round. He has got a big fight coming up against former Olympic medallist Jason Price which I think will tell us how good Ali is rather than these first round K.O's. Ben Fields was very very impressive in a hard fought fight against the talented Lee Gunter. Fields showed some great movement and shot selection in a high paced contest that I thought would be a test for Fields. I’m happy to say the Smoking Joe’s gym fighter passed the test in good style and is looking a complete boxer who can fight at home or in the road. Sean Daly kept his unbeaten record in impressive style, I have always said that he is a good technical fighter but likes to much to be drawn into a scrap. Tonight for the first two rounds Daly boxed extremely well, he did try and get into a scrap in the third but his opponent did not want to know. If Daly continues to use his boxing skills, one of the Bbcolumn’s boxers to watch has got a big future in front of him. I felt really bad for Bricknell who will have this Technical draw on his record, he came out strong and you could see how this fight was going to go. His opponent picked up an injury in the first minute of the first round and it was deemed a technical draw by Shaun Messer. I talked to Shaun after and asked shouldn’t it have been a win for Bricknell or at worst a no contest? Messer in formed me that the rules stated that if something like this happens it is classed as a technical draw. Hopefully Bricknell will put this behind him and I’m sure will be back in the ring soon. “No Beef” O’Keeffe took his unbeaten record to 7 without defeat, O’Keeffe had to work hard in the sponsors fight of the night against the durable Mooney who gave the Vegan boxer a good test over 6 rounds. O’Keeffe another Bbcolumn’s boxer to watch has got a big future if he continues boxing the way he did. Amir Fiaz really did impress me tonight, he had a great jab, took the centre of the ring and showed great shot selection. This was just his second professional fight and like it said on the front of his shorts he could have a great “Future” in boxing. It was great to see Matt Sen back to winning ways, Sen flustered me in this fight as he could have had an easy night if he had boxed on the outside and not got dragged into a scrap. Ziausys was having his 125 fight and has been in with some of the best Heavy and cruiserweights around, Sen got drawn into a scrap which suited Ziausys but Sen battled hard and looked real good especially when he boxed. Matt can take a lot of positives out if this fight the main ones were that he won, he looked like he made weight correctly, he showed he could still take a punch and when he chooses to box he has got great ring craft. I’m sure with new trainer Spencer McCracken and the Eastside team behind him Sen will progress and become a title contender very soon. The Birmingham Boxing Column would like to thank Tommy Owens Promotions for having us at there show and we look forward to the next one. 

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