Heaney Goes To Thirteen and 0
Stoke-on-Trent’s Nathan Heaney took his tally to 13 without defeat at the Queensberry promotions show at the Arena Birmingham (28.8.21). ‘The Hitman’ (32) took on Konstantin Alexandrov (32) who was a late replacement in a ten-round contest Live on BT sports. Heaney had a monstrous support with 1600 plus of his fans making the trip to Birmingham to cheer him on. Heaney weighed in 11 stone 6 with Alexandrov coming in 11 stone 5, referee for the night was Kevin Parker for this ten-round contest.
Great jabbing from the first bell by Heaney in the first round with some nice combinations going to the head and body. Heaney continued to pump out a heavy jab in the second as Alexandrov just covered up, nice tidy boxing by Heaney with some great one, twos. Heaney continued to smash in a heavy jab in the third and started to mix it up with some heavy body shots, Heaney was warned for a low blow halfway through but still dominated the round.
Heaney’s jab was the trigger for everything in the fourth as his massive fan bass cheered him on. He switched from head to body well and Alexandrov was already in survival mode. In the fifth Heaney turned up the pace and started to go through the gears eventually dismantling Alexandrov catching him with two heavy one, twos, and then a cracking body shot to put him down. Alexandrov was counted and ref Kevin Parker stopped the fight one minutes 36 seconds of the fifth.
Great performance by Heaney but not really the best opponent, he was a late replacement and did what he could but as the old saying goes you can only beat what is in front of you. Heaney got the job done in front of over 1600 of his fans who were very happy with his victory. Heaney has asked for big fights and tough opponents, but for some reason his team or promotion company what to go in a different direction than fighting for the English title turning down a title fight against River Wilson-Bent. This would be a truly great fight with two unbeaten fighters with massive fan basses putting it all on the line. If they don’t meet for the English and they keep on the same tracks they will have to meet at some point, I look forward to when they do clash.