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  • Writer's pictureDexter Hastings

Sunday Service  BcB Promotions

Black Country boxing Promotions held there latest show at The Venue Dudley which was call “Sunday Service” (28.7.19). The show consisted of 7 bouts of boxing, in the home corner James Beech jr, Alex Florence, Connor Lee Jones and Kyle Williams were all doing four, 3 minutes round fights. You also had Ijaz Ahmad and Conah Walker both doing 6 three minute round fights with female boxing being represented by the “Pocket Rocket" Dani Hodges doing 6 rounds over 2 minutes. Comparing on this Sunday afternoon show was David Nikolich and reffing was Chris Deen and Kevin Parker, unfortunately there were no ring girls.

Fight 1 James Beech jr v Jake Pollard 9 4x3 9 Super Featherweight

Beech came out fast from the first bell picking his shots well and controlling the centre of the ring. In the second Beech continued to pick his shots well but was opened up via a clash of heads over his right eye, Beech still won the round. Pollard banged in some good shots as he opened the cut above Beach’s right eye in the third, Beech came back strong and at points in the round it looked like he may stop Pollard. In the final round Beech used his jab well and showed some great movement banging in some good combinations to win the round and the fight.

Result Dexter - 40-36 Ref - 40-36 Beech wins on points

Fight 2 Dani Hodges v Emma McCulloch 7.1 6x2 7,6 Featherweight

Scrappy first round with McCulloch trying to get on the inside which was stopping Hodges from having the room to boxes, even round. The second was also a scrappy one but Hodges got her jab working in this round, McCulloch got some good shots off but Hodges just edged it. Great third round with McCulloch showing she had not just came from Scotland to make the numbers up, Hodges won the round with her work rate . The forth was a hard fought round with both fighters getting good shots off, would have to say McCulloch just edged the round. Another hard fought round in the fifth with both fighters banging in good shots, Hodges got some nice jabs off and when she did, she looked in control but just edged this round. In the final round both fighters went for it exchanging shots to the final bell.

Result Dexter 59-56 Ref - 58-57 Hodges wins on points

Fight 3 Alex Florence v Kash Hussain 10.3 4x3 10.9 Welterweight

Florence controlled the first round smashing in some heavy body shots with some good shot picking. Florence controlled the second again with great shot picking putting some nice combinations together. The third was another round where Florence did what he liked, great boxing but with little coming back. The final round saw Florence do what he wanted as he moved well with great shot selection and combinations to win the round.

Result Dexter - 40-36 Ref - 40-36 Florence wins on points

Fight 4 Ijaz Ahmed v Pablo Navaroe 8.7 6x3 8.7 Super Bantamweight

Tidy first round with Ahmed getting some good shots off, Navaroe banged in some good shots of his own but it was Ahmed’s round. Ahmed picked his shots well switch hitting with nice combinations, Navaroe pressured him all the way. Great third round with both fighters getting good shots off Ahmed won the round with the cleaner shots. Navaroe poured on the pressure in the forth, Ahmed had to raise his game to win the round. The fifth was another good round for both fighters, battling round but Ahmed won it. The final on was another battle with each boxer trading blows would have to give this round to Navaroe.