• Dexter Hastings

New Main Event & Undercard TOP Back With A Bang



Tommy Owens Promotions have confirmed a new main event and the undercard for there first show back since the first lockdown at the Holte Suite Villa Park September 4th. The main event had been scheduled to be the ‘0-Taker’ Ben Fields taking on Tom Silcox for the super Lightweight Midlands area title, this fight has now been put on hold until further notice and has been replaced with an equally good main event.



The new main event will be for the Midlands Lightweight area title between the current unbeaten champ Jack O’Keeffe against the very talented and also unbeaten Tion Gibbs. O’Keeffe is unbeaten in 10 fights and won the title against Shaun Cooper in July of 2019 winning by stoppage, he then went on to defend it against Ishmael Ellis winning on points in November of 2019. Tion has had 7 fights without defeat and beat Clayton Bricknell in his last fight in June 2019.


The undercard has 6 bouts of boxing on it with all of then being over four, three minute rounds at the moment with 3 fighters making there debut with all there opponents to be announced. On the card you have Leamington Spa's Super Featherweight hot prospect Danny Quartermaine who has fought once making his debut in February of 2020. In the super Welterweight division Oli Cassidy will be having his second fight after winning his debut in November of 2019. Having his fourth contest you have Matt Craddock who last fought in September of 2020 putting on a great display against Jack Bateson losing on points.


Making there debuts on the night you have the very talent lightweight Scott Melvin, super Middleweight Musa Moyo and in light Heavyweight action you have Stain Johansen.


Dexter’s Thought’s

What a great show this is shaping up to be, I was really looking forward to Fields v Silcox but unfortunately, we will have to wait for that one. But O’Keeffe v Gibbs is a cracking contest and I’m sure will be an exciting fight. O’Keeffe has proved he can compete over 10 rounds and if it wasn’t for Covid should have challenged for the English title by now. Gibbs is unbeaten but as a pro untested, he has only had one contest over 6 rounds so it will be interesting if the fight goes beyond that. Gibbs was a very accomplished amateur which will see him in good stead, but after watching O’Keeffe train over the lockdown at Cogans Corner he will be asked a lot of questions by the talented Vegan. This is a great main event for Tommy Owens Promotions to come back with.

I will also be looking forward to the undercard and look forward to seeing Danny Quartermaine and Matt ‘Swiggy’ Craddock again in action. It will also be good to see some fresh talent with three fighters making there debut but the one I’m really looking forward to see is Scott Melvin who the Column have interviewed as an amateur. He has won multiple area titles and box cups as an amateur and has also fought for England, so I expect big things from the boxer they call ‘Terrier'.