• Dexter Hastings

Opponent's named for the Fab Four Hennessy Sports




Details of the Hennessy’s Sports ‘Fab Four’ Midlands fighter's opponent’s have been named on Boxrec today. As the Column reported over a month ago Birmingham’s Sam Eggington, Kaisee Benjamin and Shakan Pitters not forgetting Coventry’s Middleweight Midlands area Champ River Wilson-Bent will be fighting on the 22nd May at the Skydome Coventry. The show will be promoted by Hennessy Sports and will be shown live on Channel 5 with all four fighters looking to be on the live part of the show.


The show is set to be headlined by ‘The Savage' Sam Eggington who last time he was out dismantled the experience Ashley Theophane stopping him in six rounds live on channel five. Eggington will now take on the very experienced Mexican Carlos Molina for the vacant WBC Silver Middleweight title. Carlos (37) has won 37 and drew 2 out of 50 contests he is a former IBF super Welterweight champ and has also contested for the WBC and WBA International titles at Super Welterweight. Eggington (27) who has won 29 out of 36 fights will be looking to make another big statement to get him back up the rankings and in line for bigger titles.


Chief support on this stacked card will be the two-time hard-hitting Welterweight Midlands area champ Kaisee Benjamin. 25-year-old Benjamin will be taking on 28-year-old Martin Harkin in an Eliminator for a shot at the welterweight British title. It has not been confirmed yet but the contest its self will be for some form of title. Benjamin won his last contest against a true warrior in the ‘0-Taker’ Ben Fields winning on points to regain his Welterweight title after relinquishing it the contest for the English. Benjamin has an impressive record of 11 wins and one draw in 13 contests, Harkin also has an impressive record winning 13 out of his 14 fights which makes this fight on paper a potential cracker.



Also, on the card is one of the Columns favorites and former British Light Heavyweight champ Shakan Pitters. Pitters (31) was handed his first defeat last time out losing his British title to Craig Richards as he was stopped in the ninth round. Pitters will be in an eight-round contest as he builds himself back into title contention against Jermaine Springer. Springer (32) from Bradford has a decent record of 7 wins out of 9 fights and I’m sure will be looking to get a big scalp after his last fight ended in defeat. Pitters who has won 14 out of 15 fights will be looking to make a statement as he looks to get either his British title back or move on to bigger ones.



Finishing off the ‘Fab Four’ you have the Hot Prospect and very talented River Wilson-Bent defending his Midlands area Middleweight title. Wilson-Bent will be taking on the unbeaten George Farrell (28) who has won all five of his fights so far. Wilson-Bent (27) from Coventry won his Midlands area title in sensational style in his debut for Hennessy Sports stopping the talented Troy Coleman in the third round. River has an unbeaten record of 8 wins with 4 of them coming by stoppage and will be looking to add to that on the 22nd as he looks to contest for bigger titles.


Finishing off the undercard you have Michael Hennessy jr taking on Journeyman Paul Cunningham, The talented Brett McGinty will be taking on Cogan’s Corner Josh Hodgins who is sponsored by the Birmingham Boxing Column. Also, on the card, you have Stephen McKenna, Tommy Welch, and Idris Virgo whose opponents have not been named yet.


There will be a small number of fans allowed in the venues contact the fighters for tickets.


Dexter’s Thought’s

What a great lineup for a show that will be aired live and free on channel five. Hennessy sports promotions are really starting to get some momentum behind them as this show proves. With some of the best talent from the Midlands on this show, it will be a great showcase for what the central area of England has to offer. I am looking forward to watching all of the Fab Four box’s but I’m really looking to see how Shakan Pitters comes back after his first defeat. I haven’t talked to him since he lost but I honestly think him and his team will have had gone back to the gym and worked on all the things they needed to. So, I’m looking to see an even better Shakan in this fight.

I can only see a win for Eggington as I think he is on a mission to prove all the doubters wrong and work his way back to world title contention.

I cannot see anything but a River Wilson-Bent win either as in his home town he will be looking to put a performance on, it's just a shame there can not be more fans at the show.

Kaisee in my opinion has the hardest task but when you hit the levels, he is at you don’t get easy ones. Benjamin has a hard task in front of him but I can see him winning the title in style and taking his crack at the British.


I look forward to reporting on the show.

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