• Dexter Hastings

Havoc at the Holte 2, Top boxing 



The Birmingham Boxing Column made there second visit to the Holte suite Villa park of the month to watch the TOP boxing show ‘Havoc at the Holte 2’ (22,2,20). The show consisted of 6 bouts of boxing with four over 4 three minute rounds and two female fights over 4 two minute rounds. The two female fighters in the home corner were Kirstie Bavington who was coming off the back of a good stoppage and Cathy McAleer from Belfast who is unbeaten in 3 contests. The Male fighters in the home corner were unbeaten Max Mudway and making his debut Daniel Quartermaine who had brought a massive following with him. The final two Home fighters on the show were ‘Cogans Corner' Nathan Bendon and unbeaten BcB fighter Conah Walker. Referee on the night was Kevin Parker, your compare was David Nikolich and the ring girls were the stunning Cassie and Jade from C.P. Agency.

Fight 1 Max Mudway v Jan Ardon 4x3 Super Welterweight


Busy start by Mudway who got some good faints off to bang in some good combinations off, Ardon got some nice eye catching right hands off but it was Mudway’s round. The second was another busy round for Mudway as he worked the whole round, Adron fought back but only got single shots off. Both fighters seem to be feeling the pace in the third as they both dug in and banged in good combinations, Mudway just edged it for me with his work rate at the end of the round. The final round was another hard fought one with Ardon having a real go, Mudway dug in and looked at one point like he might even stop Ardon great finish to a cracking fight.

Result

Dexter - 40-36

Ref - 40-37

Mudway wins on points

Fight 2 Kirstie Bavington v Vaida Masiokatie 4x2 Super Lightweight


Both fighters had joy in the first round with Bavington neglecting her jab and just walking in which gave Masiokatie the chance to get shots off. The second was another round where both fighters got good shots off, Masiokatie was showing she hadn’t just come to make the numbers up, even round. Better round from Bavington in the third but Masiokatie was making her work for it, Bavington’s pressure won her the round. Masiokatie made Bavington work for the full 2 minute of the round, Bavington dug in and with heart, pressure and determination managed to nick the final round.

Result Dexter- 39-38 Ref - 38-38 Draw

Fight 3 Cathy McAleer v Teorora Hristora 4x2 Super Bantamweight


McAleer controlled the ring and in the first banging in some fast combinations to win the round. The second was another round controlled McAleer with good movement and fast jabs, Hristora was keeping it competitive but it was McAleer roun

McAleer was showing her Irish power and pride as she upped her work rate and got some cracking combinations off, Hristora continued to battle but McAleer was in full control. McAleer continued to control the ring and the fight in the final round with her massive support cheering her on as she banged in good combinations till the final bell.

Result Dexter - 40-36 Ref - 40-36 McAleer wins on points



Fight 4

Daniel Quartermaine v Ibrar Riyaz

4x3

Welterweight

Quartermaine showed some fast jabs and combinations with great movement to win his first round as a professional boxer with ease. Quartermaine continued to use his fast hands and picked his shots well with Riyaz getting frustrated and letting a few big shots off, Quartermaine took them and paid him back with interest. The third was another outstanding round for Quartermaine as he moved well and shot out fast combinations to Riyaz head and body. Riyaz had a go in the final round with Quartermaine punishing him every time with cracking combinations, Quartermaine continued his high pace to the final bell to win his first fight with ease.


Result Dexter - 40-36 Ref - 40-36 Quartermaine wins on points


Fight 5

Nathan Bendon v Ryan Hardy

4x3

Super Welterweight

Steady start to the first by Bendon who then exploded into action with a great combinations which ended with a cracking left hook which wobbled Hardy. Bendon did not cease the opportunity and let Hardy off the hook, there where a few times in this round it looked like Bendon could have ended it. Scrappy second round with Hardy looking to hold and Bendon ruining his work by getting to close. Hardy had a real go at Bendon in the third with Bendon looking a but drained, when Bendon put his punches together he looked great, but Hardy did enough in this round to nick it. Hardy had got some confidence from the previous round and banged in some good combinations in the final one, Bendon replied with good shots but the last round was even.

Result Dexter - 39-38 Ref - 38-38 Draw

Fight 6 Conah Walkers v Danny Little 4x3 Super Welterweight


Walker showed good movement in the first and great shot picking as he banged in combinations with some great body shots. Walker continued to pick his shots well in the second going from the body to the head well, Little got some good shots off but Walker was in control. Walker kept up his high work rate in the third and banged in shots to Littles body and head, Little did get threw with the odd right hook to the head but nothing to worry Walker. Walker continued banging in heavy shots to Littles head and body as he worked until the final bell.

Result Dexter - 40-36 Ref - 40-36 Walker wins on points

Dexter’s Thoughts


Really good show tonight with the away fighters really bringing it.

We start off with Conah Walker who showed off his skills against Danny Little, Walker cruised to victory and has set himself up for a Welterweight Midlands area title fight in the next few months with the rumour being he will be fighting Nathan Bendon.

Nathan Bendon was given a draw by ref Kevin Parker I had him just edging it by a round but a draw was a good call as there were a few close rounds. Bendon looked like he could have ended this fight in the first round but did not cease his chances. If the rumour mill is correct he will have to step up his game when he takes on Cobah Walker for the Midlands area title. Daniel Quartermaine made a fantastic debut showing off all the skills you need to be a top fighter. He had great movement, fast hands, great shot picking and looked like a fighter who was well versed in the noble art. The Column will be keeping an eye out for this fighter. McAleer looked in outstanding form as she went to 4 without defeat tonight. I was really impressed as she showed fast hands and great combinations and really looked the part. McAleer brought a massive following to Villa park who cheered her on to victory and I hope she fights on TOP boxing soon. It was a bad night at the office for Bavington as she was expected to beat her opponent with ease after her last fight where she stopped her opponent. But Masiokatie had not read the script and really put it on Bavington like her Visa depended on it. Bavington dug in and battled hard and in my opinion just done enough to win the fight but ref Kevin Parker scored the fight a draw. Bavington seemed disappointed with the result and her performance, but anyone can have a bad day. Kirstie is a lot better than she showed in this fight and would beat Masiokatie 99 times out of 100, Bavington needs to learn from this fight talk to her team, rectified any mistakes they think she made and come back a better fighter. Mudway kicked off the show with a great fight, he showcased his skills in front of a lot of fans who had came to see him. He was very impressive and moved his record to 4 without defeat and is another one to look out for. The Birmingham Boxing Column thanks Tommy Owens Promotions for having the Column at there show.