BcB Promotions ‘Friday 13th’
Black Country boxing Promotions held there first March show at the Kings Hall Stoke on Trent (13,3,20). There were five bouts of boxing on the card with two fights over four, three minute rounds, two over six, three minute rounds with the main event being over ten. Doing the four rounder’s in the home corner you had Welterweight Connor Parker (12-1) and Super Lightweight Kieron McLaren (12-1-1). In the home corner for the six rounder’s you had the unbeaten light Heavyweight Luke Caci (9-0) and Lightweight Cole Johnson who was taking on Cogans corners Sean Davis (14-13). The main event was a big one for the Super Middleweight IBO continental title between Stokes unbeaten fighter Nathan Heaney (9-0) and Christian Schembri (17-7). Referring on the night was Shaun Messer and doing the main event was Howard John Foster
Fight-1 Connor Parker v Eligio Palacios, 4x3, Welterweight
Result - 40-36 – Parker wins on points
Fight-2 - Kieron Mclaren v Lee Connelly, 4x3, Super Lightweight
Result - 40-37 - McLaren wins on points.
Fight-3 – Luje Caci v Sergei Bannov, 6x3 Light Heavyweight
Result, 60-54, Caci wins on points.
Fight-3- Cole Johnson v Sean Davis, 6x3, Lightweight
Result- 59-56, Johnson wins on points.
Main Event – Nathan Heaney v Christian Schembri , 10x3, super Middleweight
Result- Judges – Per Kjerruif Hensen - 99-91, Grzegorz Molenda - 100-90
Terry O’Connor - 99-91
Nathan Heaney New IBO Continental Super Middleweight champion
Heaney Claims IBO continental title
At a sold-out Kings Hall Nathan Heaney’s fan cheered him on to win the IBO Continental super-middleweight championship in memorable night for the Stoke fighter and his fans. Heaney had sold an astonishing 775 tickets to his supporters in this sold out show with him sending them all home happy by outpointing Malta’s determined Christian Schembri over 10 rounds.
It was unanimous on the score cards with Judges Per Kjerulf Hansen scoring it 99-91, Grzegorz Molenda scoring it 100- 90 and Terry O’Connor scoring it 99-91 all to Heany. After his 10th straight win the unbeaten fighter said “This title belongs to Stoke”. Even if the score cards had it convincing Heany admitted “Every round was competitive, he was very tough, he made me work. I thought I was breaking him down in every round, but his will was so strong.”
Heaney sustained a cut around his right eye after a clash of heads in the last minute of the fight and bruised knuckles after round after round of hitting Schembri with every punch in the book.