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  • Dexter Hastings

May the 4th be with you.

Tommy Owens Promotions (4/5/19)

Tommy Owens Promotions held there latest show (May the 4th be with you) at the Holte suite Villa park (4/5/19). There were six bouts of boxing on the show with four of them being over 4 three minute rounds. Starting the show in the home corner we had Tion Gibbs who is unbeaten in 5 fights, next up there was Jack O'Keeffe, Ellis Blake and Sean Daly who were all unbeaten heading into this show. Doing his first six rounder was Shabaz Masoud who is unbeaten in 4 fights and headlining the show was Raza Hamza having his first 8 rounder who was also unbeaten in 13 contests. With David Nikolich comparing, Shaun Messer refereeing and the stunning Genna Bell from C.P. Agency doing the ring cards the night was set for a great night of boxing.

Fight 1 Tion Gibbs v Lee Hallett 10.6    4x3    10.4 Welterweight

Good steady first round with Gibbs warming into the fight winning the first round with the better work rate. In the second Gibbs worked well behind his jab and was looking to time Hallett with a right hand when he dipped in his southpaw stance. Hallett moved well to avoid this but did get caught a few times with this shot. Gibbs upped his work rate in the third and continued to control the ring, Hallett was moving well to avoid a lot of the shots but it was Gibbs round. Gibbs had got his timing right in the final round catching his opponent with some nice right hands, Hallett made him work for the whole of the round with Gibbs winning with ease.

Results Dexter - 40-36 Ref – 40-36 Gibbs wins on points

Fight 2 Jack O’Keeffe v Ibrar Riyaz 10.1         4x3       10.3 Welterweight

The first round was totally controlled by O’Keeffe, Riyaz could only cover up as “no beef" went to work with combinations to the body and head. In the second O'Keeffe kept the pressure on with some nice combinations going head and body, Riyaz made a fight of it but O’Keefe was in control. O’Keeffe kept his high work rate up in the third and really started getting though with his shots. Riyaz could only cover up and hold on to see the round out. A good final round by O’Keeffe who stayed in control and got some nice combinations off to make this “no beef" for O’Keeffe.

Results Dexter – 40-36 Ref - 40-36 O’Keeffe wins on points

Fight 3 Ellis Blake v Michael William’s 10.2         4x3         10.6 Welterweight

Blake started fast and fired in some cracking combinations working the head and body with great shot selection. In the second Blake picked his shots well in the second as Williams started banging in some good shots. Blake moved well and got good shots of his own off to get a share of the round. Williams started the third round strong and caught Blake with some heavy shots, Blake took them well and returned fire with his own accidentally hitting Williams low. Blake came back strong in the second part of the round but Williams nicked the round. Blake got on his toes in the final all round and started popping shots out and moving well, Williams continued to try and drag Blake into a brawl but Blake boxed clever to win the round and the fight.

Results Dexter - 39-38 Ref – 40-37 Blake wins on points

Fight 4 Sean Daly v Richard Samuel 10.10     4x3     10.10 Super Welterweight

Daly used his jab well as he moved around the ring in the first using his range well shooting out some nice combinations, Daly did get caught a few times when he stayed in close for to long. Daly continued to use his jab well in the second keeping it long with good combinations, near the end of the round he did stay on the inside which lead to a tare up.

It wouldn’t be a Sean Daly fight without a third round tare up, Daly went to war with Samuels as he went toe to toe. Daly came out on top winning the round but took some unessacery shots. Great final round with Daly going toe to toe with Samuels again, Daly won the round but credit to Samuels who banged in some good shots.

Results Dexter - 40-36 Ref - 40-37 Daly wins on points.

Fight 5 Shabaz Masoud v Brayan Mairena 9.1      6x3       813 Super Featherweight