• Dexter Hastings

The Heat is OnBcB Promotions

Black Country boxing Promotions held there first show of July (6.7.19) at the Walsall town hall Walsall. The show was called “The Heat is on" and consisted of seven bouts of boxing. Four of the fights were contested over 4 times three minute rounds with Alex Jones making his debut, Sid Bowater returning to the ring after two years, Troi Coleman and Lee Glover also doing four rounder’s. There was also a female contest with the young and talented Amy Timlin having her second pro fight over 4 two minute rounds. You also had unbeaten Levi Ferguson doing a six rounder and topping the bill you had the hard hitting southpaw Tyler Denny doing a 8 rounder. Referee’s on the night were Chris Deen and Michael Alexander the compare was David Nikolich and the lady with the ring cards was the stunning Keeley from Diamond ring.

Fight 1 Alex Jones v MJ Hall 10.2 4x3 10.7 Super Welterweight

Nice tidy boxing in the first from Jones as he took on the very tricky southpaw, Hall kept Jones busy getting good shots off, but it was Jones round. Jones worked away well in the second as Hall kept it interesting giving Jones a good test on his debut. Some heavy shots near the end of the round won it for Jones. In the third Jones turned up the pace but Hall matched him working him hard all the way through the round with Hall getting a share of the round. The final round saw Jones continue his good work but Hall made him work until the final bell getting some good shots off to keep it competitive.


Dexter - 40-37 Ref - 39-37 Jones wins on points

Fight 2 Troi Coleman v Owen Jobburn 12.5 4x3 12.1 Light Heavyweight

Coleman dominated from the first bell, staking Jobburn and shooting out sharp jabs and nice combinations. The second was another good round for Coleman as he continued to bang in heavy combinations, Jobburn had a go back in this round but Coleman had this round. In the third Coleman showed great movement as Jobburn started putting some shots together. Coleman was soon back in control but Jobburn had some good movement in this round. In the final round Coleman looked to finish strong as he poured on the pressure, Jobburn moved well in the later part of the round, but there was only one winner.


Dexter - 40-36 Ref - 40-36 Coleman wins on points

Fight 3 Female match Amy Timlin v Sonia Klos 8.7 4x2 8.2 Featherweight

Good first round for both fighters as Klos had came to fight, Timlin worked hard getting good shots off edging the round with the better work rate. The second was another hard fought round with both fighters getting good shots off, even round. The third was another close one with both fighters getting good shots off, Timlin got some nice combinations off but was getting caught with a lot of over hand rights. Timlin turned up the pressure in the final round and upped her work rate, Klos continued to get good shots off but it was Timlin round.


Dexter - 40-38 Ref - 40-36 Timlin wins on points

Fight 4 Lee Glover v Michael Mooney 9.11 4x3 9.13 Welterweight

Glover got some nice sharp combinations off and controlled the ring well, Mooney boxed well and sustained a cut on the top of his head from an accidental clash of heads. In the second Mooney's corner had got the cut under control but it was Glover who controlled the round with nice combinations and shot selection. Very slow start to the third with not much being thrown, Mooney then woke Glover up with a cracking combinations pinning him in the corner. After this Glover went on the attack winning the round. Both fighters got good shots off in the final round, Glover picked his shots well and was also moving well around the ring but Mooney kept battling to keep the fight competitive.


Dexter - 40-36 Ref - 39-37 Glover wins on points.

Fight 5 Levi Fergusson v Nathan Hardy 10.12 6x3 10.12 Super Welterweight

Hardy moved well in the first as Ferguson took the centre of the ring as they both sized each other up. Ferguson kept the pressure on with Hardy countering well, Ferguson just edged the round with the better work rate. Hardy was really making Ferguson work in the third as he picked his shots well while on the move. Ferguson kept the pressure on and got through with some lovely rights hand to win the round.

Cracking forth round with both fighters getting good shots off, another close one but Ferguson just edged it for me. Hardy boxed well on the back foot in the fifth showing some nice shot picking and movement, Ferguson kept the pressure on but Hardy had this round. More great movement and countering from Hardy in the final round, Ferguson kept the pressure up and got some good shots off but would have to give the round to Hardy.


Dexter - 58-58 Ref - 58-57 Ferguson win on points

Fight 6 Sid Bowater v Fonz Alexander 10.9 4x3 10.8 Super Welterweight

Bowater took the centre of the ring and controlled the round with some sharp jabbing and combinations, Alexander got some nice shots of his own but it was Bowater’s round. Bowater took his time in the second and picked his shots well, using the jab to set everything up. Alexander boxed well on the back foot but Bowater won the round. Great jabbing by Bowater in the third as he banged in some good combinations as he picked Alexander off well. Bowater really put the pressure on in the final round as he smashed in big combinations winning the round and the fight.


Dexter - 40-36 Ref – 40-36 Bowater wins on points

Main event Tyler Denny v Serge Abomo 11.6 8x3 11.2 Super Middleweight

Denny banged in some cracking combinations with some sharp jabbing in the first round, Abomo who looked like he was cheselled out of stone got some shots off of his own but Denny won the round. Great movement and shot selection from Denny in the second with Abomo looking to get heavy shots off, Denny controlled the round with some cracking combinations. Denny didn’t let Abomo set in the third as he banged in cracking combinations and showed great movement. Abomo always looked dangerous as he continued to come forward, Denny picked him off in the third with great movement and combinations to win the round. Denny continued to box well in the fifth and was banging in combination after combination, fair play to Abomo who was taking them and continued to move forward. Denny covered up and countered well as Abomo let his hand go at the start of the sixth, Denny still boxed well making angles for himself to get his shots off winning the round. Denny boxed clever at the start of the seventh making space for himself so he could get some good shots off, Denny picked up the pace in the second part of the round putting in some heavy shots which Abomo took well. Cruising a round is not in Denny's vocabulary as he banged in shots in the last round shooting out cracking combinations until the final bell.


Dexter - 80-72 Ref - 80-72 Denny wins on points

Dexter’s Thoughts

Another cracking night of boxing at the Walsall town hall, we will start with the main event. Tyler Denny put on a great display of boxing against a very tough opponent. Denny mixed it up well banging in great combinations and then covering up and countering when he had to. Denny looked comfortable doing the 8 rounds and fingers crossed we see him back in title contention very soon. It was great to see Sid Bowater back in the ring after a 2 year break, Bowater looked sharp and picked his shots well to get a points victory. It will be interesting how far he can go this time round.

Levi Ferguson had a hard fight against a very good opponent, on my card I had it even but there were a lot of close rounds so could not argue with the ref giving it to Ferguson. He is still unbeaten and has started to step up the rounds from 4 to 6, if he continues to press the way he is I think we may be seeing him in title contention very soon. Lee Glover got his second points victory as he rebuilds his career after two back to back title defeats in 2016. Glover looked good as he took on the very capable Mooney winning his four round, I’m sure if he continues in this vain he will be knocking on the door of titles very soon. Impressive second fight for the “Baby faced assassin” Amy Timlin, in her first fight her opponent was very negative and just wanted to hold. This could not be said for Klos would brought the best out of Timlin as she was forced to show her skill, heart and control. This was a good fight and Timlin was able to showcase her skills, Timlin did seem to get caught with quite a few right hands but only being two fights in Amy Timlin is definitely one to watch. Trio Coleman won every round against a tough opponent in Owen Jobburn, he showed power and skill and great movement to get the win. I look forward to seeing his progress. You couldn’t really get a much trickier journeyman for Alex Jones to fight on his debut. MJ Hall has always impressed me when he has fought and the tricky southpaw asked a lot of questions to Jones who answered them all. Jones done really well and was very impressed. I look forward to seeing what the young Leeds fans does in his next fight. The Birmingham boxing column would like to thank BcB for having us at there show.