• Dexter Hastings

Brave attempt by Bavington

Black Country boxing’s female boxer Kirstie Bavington lost her first ever title fight on points at the York Hall Bethnal Green London (22/7/19). Bavington took up the challenge at quite short notice to take on the unbeaten Cherrelle Brown (33) for the vacant WBC international female Super Lightweight title that would be contested over 10 x 2 minute rounds. Bavington (26) from Wolverhampton put up a brave effort and gave the favoured Brown a hard fight with the 3 judges giving it to Brown with Mark Bates giving it 98-91, Jurgen Langos scored it 99-90 and Anssi Perajoki scoring it 100-89.

Bavington took to soical media soon after the fight and made this statement, she wrote , Unfortunately it wasn’t my time last night. Big respect to Cherrelle Brown she got the job done and took it like a true champ. I took my first 10 rounder in my 4th fight after only ever boxing 4 rounds. I trained my arse off and dedicated my life to this game. Time to reflect on the next stage and what’s the right path for me to take. I left my heart in the ring but unfortunately that wasn’t enough.

Dexter’s Thoughts

Kirstie Bavington took on a very talented fighter in Brown at quite short notice in her first title fight at the legendary York Hall Bethnal Green in London in just her 4th fight. Bavington may have lost this fight but she must have ticked off a lot of things on her boxing bucket list. Bavington completed her first 10 rounder, she also fought for a WBC title and to top it all got to be top of the bill at York Hall Bethnal Green, there are 4 things she can tick off. I have been at Kirstie’s first 3 fights and have seen her improve in everyone and learn from every fight. This fight will only improve her and I’m sure she will have learnt from this, I’m sure we Kirstie will come back a better fighter and will be contesting and winning titles soon.