- Dan Mole/ Dexter Hastings
BcB 'Birmingham' show 10.6.22
Black Country Promotions held a four fight show simple entitled ‘Birmingham’ at the H-Suite Edgbaston 10th June 2022. On the cards there was Jarrett Doherty, Rob Fletcher, Connor Goodchild and Sam Daly all over four three-minute rounds
Birmingham’s Jarrett Doherty opened the show - and his pro account - with a win over Manchester’s Josh Cook.
Doherty, trained by Spencer McCracken, eased his way into the contest and grew with confidence as each minute passed. Cook was happy for Doherty to set the pace and that’s something the debutant will no doubt be working on the gym - getting through the gears quicker and throwing when in range.
Referee for the evening Chris Deane scored this one 40-36 in Doherty’s favour.
Stoke cruiser Rob Fletcher survived a few hairy moments against Cameroon counterpart Christian Donfack Adjoufack. Returning to the ring after a four year absence ‘Big Fletch’ ate a few too many left hooks for he and his teams liking but weathered the early storm to record a 40-36 victory.
He showed plenty of will and blew off the cobwebs after such a lengthy absence from the ring. Under the tutelage of Steve Woodvine he is sure to improve with each fight moving forward and, after a tentative start, deserved his win. Credit to the Rotherham based Cameroonian though he played his part in an entertaining four rounder.
After a training camp in Mexico, Birmingham’s Connor Goodchild looked pumped for his four rounder with Brierley Hill’s MJ Hall. Goodchild, sporting a sombrero into the ring, looked like he wanted to take Hall’s head off with every shot he threw. Loading up a little too much at times, and against an awkward and experienced opponent in Hall, Goodchild took a little while to find his rhythm. He did as the contest wore on though and controlled the pace, and centre of the ring. Landing some spiteful body shots, the 24-year-old Brummie can be pleased with his night’s work. The Spencer McCracken Jr prospect is getting better with every contest and cruised to 3-0 with a 40-36 win. Credit too for Hall, his role in boxing is vastly underrated as he gives prospects rounds each and every time.
After a couple of false dawns pre and post the COVID-19 pandemic, Northampton’s Sam Daly finally made his long-awaited debut. The Team Showbox trained fighter took on Leicester’s George Rogers over four rounds and improved as the contest went on to record a 40-37 win.