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  • Dexter Hastings

Friday Night Fight BcB Promotions (25,2,22)

Updated: Feb 27, 2022

Black Country Boxing Promotions held Friday Night Fight at a new venue for Boxing, the Eastside Rooms Birmingham. The show consisted of seven fights with five of them being over 4 three-minute rounds and two over six three-minute rounds. In the home corner for the four-rounders, you had ‘D’Animal’ Andrew Robinson, making his debut Gyvon Henry, Brandon Jones, Shaun Cooper, and Liam O’Hare. Doing the six-rounders in the home corner you had ‘MexiKane’ Kane Baker and headlining the show was Troy Jones. Refereeing on the night you had Chris Dean and Kevin Parker.

First up on the card was DnA’s gyms ‘D’Animal’ Andrew Robinson taking on Genadij Krajevskij in the Light Heavyweight division. Robinson came in 12 stone 3 with Krajevskij coming in 12 stone 1 with Chris Dean reffing.

Steady first round with Robinson controlling the pace and finishing the round strong. Krajevskij moved well in the second but Robinson let his hands go staggering his opponent halfway through the round. Robinson stepped up the pace in the third and banged in some big combinations rocking Krajevskij several times. Robinson poured on the pressure in the final round banging in some heavy combinations with Krajevskij in full survival mode as he managed to see the round out.

Ref Chris Dean had it 40 to 36 to Robinson, I had it the same.

Second, on the bill was Gyvon Henry taking on Ben Thomas in a four-round contest in the Light Heavyweight division. Henry weighed in 12 stone 4 with Thomas coming in 13 dead reffing again was Chris Dean.

Steady start by Henry who was making his debut as he sized up his opponent, his first real shot was a nice left hook which put Thomas down. He took the 8 count but was OK and saw the round out. Henry was switch-hitting a lot in the second but did not really throw many shots but his heavy hand seemed to shake Thomas every time he did connect. Henry controlled the third round and started to put some heavy combinations together to win the round. Henry stepped it up in the final round and put some heavy combinations together, Thomas used all the journeyman tricks to see out the fight.

Ref Chris Dean scored it 40 to 35 Henry, I had it the same.

Third, up on the card was Brandon Jones taking on veteran Journeyman Elvis Dube in a Cruiserweight contest over 4 rounds. Jones weighed in 12 stone 13 with Dube coming in 13 dead with Chris Dean reffing.

High-paced boxing from the first bell from Jones with Dubes attempting to match him, Jones work-rate and shot picking won him this round. Jones really took control in the second and banged in some cracking left controlling the ring and the round. The third was another round controlled by Jones who was showing great shot picking and movement winning the round with ease. Jones worked well behind a nice sharp jab as Dubes battled hard to see out a tough fight against a talented fighter.

Chris Dean Scored it 40 to 36 Jones I had it the same.

Fourth on the bill was ‘The Scorpion’ Shaun Cooper who was taking on Des Newton in a super Welterweight bout over 4 rounds. Both fighters weighed in 10 stone 11 with Kevin Parker refereeing.

Great shot picking in the first by Cooper who put dome cracking combinations together to dominate the round. Great boxing in the second by Cooper who went through the gears snapping out a nice jab with some lovely body shots. Cooper continued to bang in nice combinations in the third as he controlled the round, Newton had a go back but it was Cooper‘s round. Cooper moved well snapping out his jab while Newton started to press, Cooper, boxed clever and stood his ground when he had to, and moved when he needed to winning the round and the fight.

Kevin Parker scored 40 to 36 Cooper I had it the same.

The final 4 rounder of the night was Liam O’Hare who was taking on Josh Hodgins in a Middleweight contest. O’Hare weighed in 11 stone 5 with Hodgins coming in 11 stone 8 with Kevin Parker refereeing.

O’Hare moved well and also picked his shots well in the first as Hodgins looked to get on the inside, great eye-catching uppercut by O’Hare during the round. Great movement by O’Hare in the second who continued to pick his shots well, Hodgins got some good shots off with some great left hooks but it was O’Hare’s round. Hodgins started to press in the third and made O’Hare was still getting the eye-catching shots off winning the round. Hodgins continued to press but O’Hare used great movement and shot picking to win the round and the fight.

Kevin Parker scored it 40 to 36 O’Hare I had it the same.

The first six-rounder of the night was Kane Baker taking on Diego Valtierra in the super Featherweight division. Both fighters weighed in 9 stone 5 with Kevin Parker refereeing.

Cagey start to the first round by both fighters with Valtierra letting his hands go first which kicked Baker into life, both got good shots off even round. The second was another close round with both fighters having joy, I would have to say Valtierra just edged it. Valtierra cane out swinging in the third and put some scrappy but effective combinations together, Baker had his moments but the Spaniard won this round.

Baker Rose to the occasion and put in a hard shift in the fourth just edging the round. Valtierra picked up the pace in the fifth and really put it on Baker with some very crude but effective combinations, Baker fought back hard but Valtierra won the round. Baker battled hard in the final round but so did Valtierra with both fighters leaving it in the ring, even round.