Benjamin wins English Eliminator
Updated: Mar 11, 2020
Eastsides hard hitting Kaisee Benjamin has moved into title contention with a points victory against Shaquille Day (7,3,20). Benjamin (24) went down to Essex to take on Day who was unbeaten coming into this English Welterweight eliminator. In a hard fought contest Benjamin’s power and movement took him to a points victory over 10 rounds with the ref Lee Cook scoring it 97 to 94 in Benjamin’s favour.
The English title is currently vacant as Chris Jenkins who was the champion has given it up to fight for the British Welterweight title in April. Benjamin is now in prime position to take the next step in his journey in one of the hotly contested divisions in Britain.
Well was it ever in doubt, for me I have to say no, ever since I first interviewed Kaisee as he was just turning over to the pros you could tell he had that something special. From stopping durable journey man Paul Cummings in his first fight to rolling the dice in the Ultimate boxxer show and receiving his one and only defeat to then go away and stopping Alex Fearon to be crowned Midlands Welterweight champ Benjamin has looked destined for bigger things. He and his stable mate Shaken Pitters turned over at the same time and have already in just 3 years achieved so much. With his Eastside team of Paul Counihan, Louie Counihan and manager Jon Pegg behind him, I can honestly see Benjamin winning the English and contesting for the British title this year which will of course see him enter the Bbcolumn ‘Hall of Fame’. The Birmingham Boxing Column Congratulations Kaisee on his win and looks forward to seeing him win the English title and more.