Black Country Boxing Promotions held there September show at the Hangar Event Venue Wolverhampton (15.9.23). The Column has already reported on three of the contests on the show with links to these reports below. This is a roundup of the other four contests from the night which includes the female super featherweight Commonwealth title fight with Vicky Wilkinson in the home corner. In the other three contests in the home corner, you had Zach Evans, Ashley Pettigrew, and Jay Griffiths. The reports below are a BcB press release written by Jack Heather.
Kirsty Hill defeated Vicky Wilkinson to pick up the vacant Commonwealth super featherweight title on BCB’s sixth installment of Havoc at the Hangar.
The title showdown went to the judge's scorecards, but it was Hill who was declared the unanimous decision winner after 10 rounds in Wolverhampton.
Judges Kevin Parker (93-97), Terry O’Connor (93-98), and Phil Edwards (92-98) all scored the contest in favour of the Grimsby native.
Wilkinson made a slow start but did grow into the contest and landed some eye-catching right hands that helped her wriggle back some control in the middle rounds.
It wasn’t to be though as Hill dominated the early and later rounds, making the most of her height and reach advantages behind long, straight shots.
Wilkinson continued to push the pace throughout but ultimately had no answer for Hill’s control of distance.
Zach Evans continued the dominant start to his professional career as he moved to 3-0, outpointing the experienced Paul Cummings.
Evans won every round on referee Kevin Parker’s scorecard, running out the 60-54 winner after six rounds against the 83-fight veteran.
The 26-year-old stopped Bulgarian Petar Aleksandrov last time out but couldn’t add to his sole TKO victory as Cummings once again showed his toughness.
The super welterweight prospect was impressive as he rallied off combinations with ease and controlled the contest throughout.
The Droitwich-based boxer fights out of Priory ABC in Dudley under the tutelage of Mitchell Pearce and Paul Gough.
Nikola Stoyanov caused an upset as he stopped Ashley Pettigrew in dramatic fashion.
Stoyanov landed a left hook that sent the Stafford native crashing to the canvas midway through the second round.
The Wolverhampton crowd was then stunned even further as the Bulgarian landed a barrage of punches, with referee Kevin Parker left with no choice but to jump in.
Pettigrew had not lost a round in his first three pro bouts and even claimed a stoppage on his debut, but Stoyanov proved too much for the Stafford native.
The 25-year-old will now have to bounce back from a first career defeat.
Jay Griffiths continued his successful start in the paid ranks, outpointing Welshman Steve Davies over four rounds in Wolverhampton.
The Wombourne native had plenty of hometown support as he ran out the 40-36 winner on Kevin Parker’s scorecard in only his second pro bout.
The ‘Baggie Boy’ opened the card and put in an assured performance to move to 2-0.
The super middleweight prospect is yet to lose a round since turning over, defeating MJ Hall on his debut by the same margin.
Griffiths was caught by a shot at the end of the first round as he was looking to apply pressure with Davies backed up against the ropes.
That was ultimately all his 31-year-old opponent could take from the contest though as Griffiths’ fleet of foot and punch variety proved too much.