Gingers Dingers 2
Updated: Mar 12, 2022
Ginger Dingers 2 was the first unlicensed show actually the first Boxing show of 2022 (8,1.22). Promoted by Bowzerboss and headlined by the infamous ‘Ginge from Shardend’ the H-Suite Edgbaston was packed out for this highly anticipated show. The show consisted of 6 bouts of boxing with 4 over three-two-minute rounds and two over five-two-minute rounds.
The co-main event was Tom Hench taking on Perry Atkinson and the main event was for a promotion title between Ginge ‘From Shardend’ who was taking on Hot Boy Trizzy. Reffing the event was local Birmingham face ‘Zulu Baz’ and the ring-girls on the night where Jade and Rachel from J.P Entertainments.
The first fight of the night was between a geezer calling himself ‘King Freedom’ taking on ‘Big Josh’.
King came out strong in the first with some big shots, Josh returned fire but King nicked the round. In the second King banged in some big shots, Josh came back again but it was Kings round. More big shots from King which won him the third round and the fight, battling performance from Josh who did what he could.
Judges gave it King, I had it the same.
Fight number two was ‘Jazzy JDF’ agains Ant Phillips who was a late replacement for ‘Ring N Tings’ who, how can I put this nicely ‘had bottled it after giving it the Big un’ to the promoters since the last show.
Anyway, it was a tidy first round by both fighters with Jazzy winning the round with the cleaner shots. In the second Jazzy continued to work well shooting out the jab, Phillips moved well and got some good shots off but Jazzy won the round. Jazzy stepped up the pace in the final round and got some nice combinations off with Phillips holding his own.
Judges gave it Jazzy I had it the same.
The third contest was between Wayne ‘The Butcher’ who was taking on Rocky Rudkins.
Rocky used his jab well picking great shots and Butchering ‘The Butcher’. In the second Rocky stepped up the pace and banged in some nice eye-catching shots, Wayne could not seem to cope with the range of shots coming at him but stuck in there. Great shot picking in the third by Rocky and was really putting the hurt on ‘The Butcher’ with him getting counted just as the bell went to finish the fight.
Judges gave it Rocky I had it the same.
The final fight on the undercard was between Costa Michailidis against Tee Davis.
Davis came out firing in the first but started to run out of steam with Costa smashing in big shots and Davis receiving a standing 8 count near the end of the round. Davis came out fast again in the second but Costa continued to bang in big shots with Davis taking another standing 8 count. Davis gave it a go in the final round letting his hands go but Costa continued to bang big shots in winning the round and the fight.
Judges gave it to Costa and so did I.
In the Co-main event, you had Tom Hench against Perry Atkinson in a 5-round contest.
Hench banged in some big shots in the first as Perry covered up well but was just being outworked by Hench. Big body shots by Hench in the second won Hench the round, Perry had some joy but was not busy enough to win the round. Hench got some big shots off in the third and continued to bang shots into the body winning the round with ease. In the fourth Hench was the aggressor all the way through going head and body well, Perry had a go but was not working enough to win the round. Perry started the final round with some big shots and landed well, Hench came back hard near the end but Perry won this round.
Judges face it Hench I had it the same.
The main event was the highly anticipated fight between ‘Ginge from Shardend’ taking on ‘Hot Boy’ Trizzy.
Nothing in the first round as both fighters sized each other up, very scrappy. The second was another scrappy one with loads of holding and not many clean shots. The third was another scrappy one with me giving this round to Hot Boy on pressure. Ginger came forward for the first time in the fourth, it was still scrappy but he got some good shots off and won the round. The crowd seemed to be really enjoying this fight as they roared on both fighters, it continued to be scrappy with lots of holding but Ginge just shaded it but not by much.
Judges gave it Ginge I had it the same.
Decent, show to start the year off, Gingers Dingers 2 was packed out as the event hit capacity, this was not due to the high level of boxing but down to Instagram, Tic Tok, and YouTube and the hype the fighters and promotion have created. I’m sure three were a lot of people who were getting their first taste of a boxing show and from the reaction from the crowd they seemed to enjoy it and I’m sure going to this show they may go to another boxing event which is great for Birmingham Boxing. Fair play to Ginger and Bowzer for putting on this show only a week into the new year and getting a sell-out crowd they should be proud of themselves.
As for the boxing, King Freedom v Big Josh was a decent fight with Freedom winning all three rounds but Josh pushed him all the way.
Jazzy JDF against Matt Phillips was another fight where the home fighter won every round but yet again the away corner put up a good fight especially as they took it at very short notice.
Wayne ‘The Butcher’ against Rocky Rudkins was a good watch and I was very impressed with Rocky who picked his shots well showed great movement and looked like a seasoned boxer.
The Costa Michailidis impressed against Tee Davis as he won every round and gave Davis two standing eight counts, be good to see him against a better opponent.
Got to say Mr Hench really impressed me tonight as he had a game plan and stuck to it and actually boxed really well. I think Perry was waiting for him to tier but in doing that let Hench dictate the pace and didn’t implement his biggest advantage his weight as he was on the back foot for most of the rounds. Congratulations to Tommy and may this be the start of Tommy the Boxer instead of the windmill.
Got to say the main event was a bit of a disappointment, Hot Boy has been in training for six months but didn’t seem to have a clue in this scrappy five-rounder. I was disappointed in Ginges performance as I have sparred with him in the past heard what his trainers have told him to do and know he is much better than that performance. There wasn’t much in the fight but thankfully Ginge pulled it out of the bag in the last round and got the win and won his first belt. I’m sure Ginge will look at the fight with his team a rectify any mistakes and he will come back better. A rematch was mentioned which could be interesting but I think if Ginge boxes how he spars he will win it with ease.
The Column thank Bowzer and Ginge for having us at their show.