FLUK 'The Battlefield'
The dust has now settled from our EPIC outdoor event at Handsworth RUFC.
The battlefield stayed dry for 600 carefully selected Fight League friends, fighters, family and fans invited to the exclusive, limited edition show... lesser units would’ve cried off in fear of storm warnings, but, the faith was kept and Frontline Combat solidified why they’re the best in the business..
Contact was initiated by the debut 72Kg bout between Coventrys DANNY BUTLER and Derby’s HAYDEN SHILTON.. SHILTON takes the unanimous decision.
Next up, homegrown Cruiserweight MITCH TURNER made his debut by knocking out Derby’s CRAIG SCHMITZ.
Walsall took on Shrewsbury as ASH SMITH battled ADRIAN EMSLEY to a unanimous decision in favour of SMITH.
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT honours go to the Black country’s own BEN RUTTER and CONNOR CARTWRIGHT.. despite an early injury, RUTTER valiantly continues to the end, ultimately, CARTWRIGHT is given the nod and advances as No 1 contender, RUTTER moves down a weight category to 65Kg..
Two more local Light Welters clash next as rising FLUK star TYLER MCDONALD goes the distance with a game and aggressive IAN BROWN, an intelligently professional display from MCDONALD sees the judges unanimously vote him as their winner.. like father, like son; a title clash looms!..
Our first TITLE BOUT of the evening came in the form of a super middleweight unification bout between interim champ NATHAN RAY and long term FLUK champion CRAIG JONES, JONES stops RAY to reclaim his status as undisputed super-middleweight king.. with the division decimated, JONES enters negotiations to start work on another weights roster at FLUK 28.
In the CO-MAIN EVENT, Walsall’s CLAYTON BEARD welcomed back New York’s UK/USA controversial intercontinental Challenge belt winner; ERIC OLSEN.. with the belt back up for grabs, both fighters shift the balance back and forward of five hard-fought rounds.. the judges favour OLSEN in a split decision.
The vacant light heavyweight MAIN EVENT title bout hits tragedy, when Birmingham’s favourite, GREG ANTHONY suffers a broken hand and cheek, the former rendering him unable to continue.. whilst his opponent was still receiving treatment by our ringside paramedics, the Black Country’s veteran fighter; JON DOODY has his hand raised to claim Light Heavyweight FLUK gold!.
The Fight League breaks new ground again in the Midlands.. rounds complete, competition neutralised!.. everyone goes home safe
..often imitated, never replicated, FIGHTFEST WILL RETURN TO HANDSWORTH RUFC for a full series in 2022.
The original, the elite.. the Fight League UK