• Dexter Hastings

Essomba claims WBA title

Black Country boxing’s Thomas Essomba has caused a upset on the “Nextgen” Matchroom show (2.8.19) by winning the WBA Bantamweight continental title. The Cameroon born (31) fighter beat the then undefeated Sean McGoldrick (9-0) on a unanimous decision with the judges scoring it 98-93, 97-93 and 96-94. Essomba who was a former Flyweight Commonwealth and English Bantamweight champ was coming into the fight on the back of 2 defeats out worked and was the more aggressive in the fight claiming the title. McGoldrick who was a former Commonwealth games gold medallist sustained a cut to his left eye around the half way point of the fight was handed his first defeat. Essomba said after the fight he wants to be more active and build on his recent success. Dexter’s Thoughts

Great to see a BcB fighter show casing what Midlands boxing has to offer, Essomba is a new addition to there stable and has picked up his third title in only 14 fights. I had only saw him fight once before against fellow BcB fighter Kyle Williams who beat him on a split decision. I think with his new belt a lot of opportunities will open up for the Cameroon fighter. The Birmingham boxing Column looks forward to seeing him back in the ring soon.