Coventrys Contenders TOPROMOTIONS (11.3.23)
Tommy Owens Promotions headed to Coventry for there first of two shows in March at the Sports Connexions arena (11.3.23). The show consisted of 6 contests 4 of them over four, three-minute rounds a female exhibition contest over six two-minute rounds and a six three-minute round contest. Fighting out of the home corner doing the four rounder’s we had Kronks gym Elliott Hurley, Callum Singh the talented prospect Danny Quartermaine and making his debut David Butlin. In the female exhibition you had Jessica Barry who took on Stevi – Ann Levy and in the six round contest we saw former English champ River Wilson-Bent taking on Darryl Sharp. Reffing on the night you had Chris Dean and Pete McCormick ring girls on the night you had Adele and Pandora.
First on the card you had Elliot Hurley who was having his second contest as a pro after winning his first. He was taking on the very game Lee Hallett in a four-round contest in the welterweight division. Hurley and Hallett both weighed in10 stone 6 with Chris Dean Reffing.
Fast start by Hurley who got his jab hoping well from the first bell, Hallett made the round competitive but Hurley’s jab won him the round. Hallett had a go at the start of the second but Hurley returned fire with some nice jabs and combinations controlling the round, Hallett rallied at the end at the end but Hurley won the round. Hallett again put it on the young prospect at the start of the third with Hurley matching him and returning fire, Hurley had to dig deep as Hallett applied controlled pressure with some great shots to win the round. Hurley came out with some good jabs to try and take control of the final round, but Hallett continued to get good combinations off to the body and head. Hurley returned fire but thus was Hallett round.
I scored it 38 to 38 a draw ref Chris Dean had it the same.
Next up we had Coventry’s Callum Singh who was taking on Nabil Ahmed in a four round Bantamweight contest. Both fighters weighed in 8 stone 5 with Pete McCormick reffing.
Singh showed great shot picking from the start and controlled the ring while putting combinations together to win the round. Singh controlled the second round with his jab and letting some nice back hands go, Ahmed had a go back but Singh just paid him back in full with some nice combinations. Ahmed asked some questions in the third as he stepped up the pressure, Singh had all the answers with some great shot picking. Ahmed showed he was still game getting some good shots off in the final round while moving well around the ring. Singh kept his cool and continued to put his shots together to win the round and the fight.
Myself and the judge scored the fight 40 to 36 Singh.
The fight on the card was a six-round female exhibition contest in the Super Lightweight division. Jessica Barry was taking on Stevi Levy with Barry weighing in 9 stone 9 and Levy coming in nine stone 3 with Chris Dean reffing.
Good movement from both fighters in the first round who both put good combinations together. Both fighters let there hands go in this exhibition contest with Levy having the better of the second. The third was another competitive round with both fighters letting shots good shots off and combinations Barry just got the better in this round.
Great exhibition of boxing in the fourth with both fighters letting there hand go and showcasing there skills. The fifth was another competitive round with both fighters having joy, Levy had the better of thus round. Both fighters continued there good work into the final round entertaining the crowd with some nice boxing, Barry just edged this one.
Fight number four was a six round contest with the former English Middleweight champ River Wilson-Bent taking on Darryl Sharp the a Cruiserweight contest. Wilson-Bent weighed in at 12 stone Sharp came in at 13 stone with Pete McCormick reffing.