• Dexter Hastings

Big Show to end the season

Tommy Owens Promotions are ending the season with a bang with there final small hall show with some of the biggest names on there roster. The show will be called “Summer Brawl" and will be at Villa park on the 29th June. Headlining the show will be Matchroom and Eastside gyms Sam Eggington who will be having a 6 rounder to get him back to winning ways after he was stopped by the world class Liam Smith in the fifth round in March.

The undercard is looking very impressive with two Midlands area champions fighting in the form of the skilful Super Welterweight champ Ryan Kelly (12-2) and the hard hitting Welterweight champ Kaisee Benjamin (13-2) opponents to be confirmed.

Also on the undercard you have the very talented Cori Gibbs (12-0), Gibbs who had to pull out of a Midlands area fight against current super Lightweight champ Connor Parker after injuring his hand in training in March of this year will be looking to continue his unbeaten record as he waits for his shot at the title. There is Anthony Manning (6-1-1) who is on a roll winning his last five fights. There is also Ishmael Ellis (10-1) who got back to winning ways in March of this year after losing to Kane Baker at the end of 2018 when they fought for the Midlands Lightweight title. We also have Coventry lad David Seymour (5-1) who will be looking to put on a great display on this massive show, all opponents yet to be announced.

If this was not enough we also have two 50/50 fights on the card, to start off we have Tion Gibbs taking on Clayton Bricknall. Tion (6-0) younger brother of Cori puts his unbeaten record on the line against Bricknall (2-0-1). Bricknall is also unbeaten but has a technical draw which happened in his last fight as his opponent was injured in the first round.

Last but by no means least we have a potential cracker with hot prospect Sean Daly (8-0) taking on the tough inspirational journey man Ben Fields (4-7-1). If you look at this fight on paper it looks like it could be an easy night for the unbeaten fighter, but I’m sure Daly and his team know they are in for a tough one. Fields who is trained at Smoking Joe’s gym Digbeth by Shaun Cogan has not been a pro for a year yet and has chosen to go on the road and fight some of the up an coming prospect from around the country always putting on a great display. This has got classic written all over it and will be well worth the entrance fee on it’s own.

Tickets are avalable from the Tommy Owens Promotion website or from any of the boxers fighting on the night.

Dexter’s Thoughts

What a show this is shaping up to be, you have the world ranked former European, Commonwealth and British champion Sam Eggington doing a 6 rounder so someone is getting “Savaged” on this show. You also have two Midlands area champs on the show with Eastsides Ryan Kelly and Kaisee Benjamin both expected to win in style. Then there is a cracking under card with Ellis, Manning, Seymour and Cori Gibbs this show has got it all.

Now we get to the real exciting part, we have Tion Gibbs taking on Clayton Bricknall with both fighters putting unbeaten records on the line. Gibbs has the better record but Bricknall is a skilful fighter and wont be there just to make up the numbers a 50/50 fight. Now for the one I can’t wait for Daly against Fields, Sean Daly has an 8 – 0 record and has always impressed me, he is a great boxer and does not mind getting into a scrap. As for Fields yes he has choice to go on the road and be a journeyman but on the home shows he is 3-0 and has gained a lot of experience on the road. This is a true 50/50 fight but my thoughts are if Daly boxes on the outside he will get it, but if they go to war which Daly and Fields don’t mind doing Fields may just be to strong for him. All I know is this is going to be a great show with some great fights and the Birmingham boxing column will be there as always.