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Summer Brawl TOPromotions

Tommy Owens promotions held there final show of the season at the Holte suite, Villa park. The show was called "Summer Brawl" and had a total of seven fights on the card. There were 4 fights to be contested over four 3 minute rounds with some of the Midlands finest on display. Kicking off the show with a 4 rounder was the “Savage" Sam Eggington who was coming back from a defeat against the world class Liam Smith. We then had Coventry’s David Seymour, the hard hitting Kaisee Benjamin and the talented Cori Gibbs all doing 4 rounder’s. There were also three 6 rounder’s with Tion Gibbs taking on Clayton Bricknell with both fighters putting there unbeaten records on the line. Next up was Ishmael Ellis who was looking for another win and showcase his skills. Finally we had the main event a mouth watering 6 rounder between the unbeaten Sean Daly and the inspirational Ben Fields in what was anticipated as a full on war. Reffing on the night was Shaun Messer and Chirs Deen, master of ceremonies was David Nikolich and with the stunning Louise and Dee from C.P.Agency the stage was set for truly great night of boxing.

Fight 1 Sam Eggington v Jordan Grunnum 11.9 4x3 11.7 Super Welterweight

Eggington took the centre of the ring and dominated the first round as he eased his way into the fight. Eggington continued his good work in the second but was now putting some meat into his shots, all Grunnum could do is cover up and see the round out. Eggington poured on the pressure in the third as Grunnum had no answer for the “Savages" work rate. Eggington continued to bang in cracking shots in the final round keeping the pressure on Grunnum working his head and body until the final bell.

Results Dexter - 40-36 Ref - 40-36

Eggington wins on points

Fight 2 David Seymour v Steven Maguire 8.6 4x3 8.5 Super Bantamweight

Good shots picking from Seymour in the first as he controlled the ring popping in nice combinations at will. Seymour continued to control the ring with good combinations in the second but Maguire did have some joy in this round. Tough third round for Seymour as Maguire started to get some shots off, Seymour done more than enough to win the round but Maguire seemed to fancying the challenge. Seymour picked his shots well in the final round moving well around the ring, Maguire came back strong and really made Seymour work. Maguire won the round on work rate.

Result Dexter – 39-37 Ref - 39-37

Seymour wins on points

Fight 3 Kaisee Benjamin v Richard Samuels 10.10 4x3 10.7 Super Welterweight

Benjamin banged in hard shots from the first bell picking his shots well and showed great movement. Benjamin continued to bang in heavy combinations in the second but Samuels came back with shots of his own, Benjamin still done more than enough to win the round. Another round controlled by Benjamin who continued to bang in heavy shots to the end of the third. You had to give Samuels credit for the amount of heavy shots he had taken, Benjamin continued to control the fight and won the final round and the fight with ease.

Result Dexter - 40-36 Ref - 40-36

Benjamin wins on points

Fight 4 Cori Gibbs v James Quinn 9.11 4x3 9.13 Super Lightweight

Gibbs started the first round brightly banging in fast shots, switch hitting at will with good combinations in both stances. Gibbs picked his shots well in the second and was showing that his right hand was fine now. Some nice movement and shot selection to win the round. Quinn had a go in the third but Gibbs continued to shoot out fast shots and neat combinations to win the round. Gibbs turned up the pace in the final round and shot out fast combinations and single shots from orthodox and southpaw winning the round and the fight.

Result Dexter - 40-36 Ref - 40-36