• Dexter Hastings

Rebel with a Cause 2 Tommy Owens Promotions



Tommy Owens Promotions was back at the Holte Suite Villa Park Birmingham to put on their final show in October called Rebel with a cause 2 (23.10.21). The show had seven fights on it with six of the fights being contested over 4 three-minute rounds and the main event being over six three-minute rounds. Doing the four rounders’ in the home corner you had Stead Woodall, Musa Moyo, Scott Melvin, and Louise Fielding. Also, there were two debutants with Elliot Sowe and Brad Goldsmith completing the four-round fights. The main event would be the talented Danny Quartermaine taking on Dean Evans over six rounds. Refereeing on the night you had Chris Dean and Shaun Messer.


The first fight of the evening was the return of Steed Woodall after making his name in boxing over in America. Steed (27) in September came into this fight with a very impressive record of 15-wins 1 draw and only one defeat. Woodall who had not stepped in the squared circle since May of 2017 and would be taking on experience Journeyman Darryl Sharp in the Cruiserweight division. Woodall weighed in 12 stone 7 with Sharp coming in 12 stone 12 with Chris Dean reffing.


Woodall controlled the center of the ring in the first round with a nice sharp and hard jab, Sharp stayed away as Woodall kept it long. Woodall started to let his hands go in the second getting some heavy shots off, Sharp tried to stay away and let the odd shit off. In the third Woodall banged in some more Heavy shots as Sharp went into survival mode. Woodall turned up the heat in the final round as he went through the gears letting his shots off while Sharp covered up to see the final bell.


Referee Chris Dean had it 40 to 36 Woodall I had it the same myself.


Next up you had Musa Moyo having his second fight after winning his first in September of this year, Mayo would be taking on Genadij Krajevskij in the light heavyweight division. Anyone weighed in 12 stone with Krajevskij coming in 12 stone 1 with Shaun Messer refereeing.


Mayo cane out swinging in the first and was looking for an early night as he banged in big shots from behind a good jab. Mayo was still looking for that knockout shot as he battered Krajevskij around the ring who tried to battle back but Mayo was bossing the fight. Mayo started the third steady but as soon as he caught Krajevskij with a big shot he went all out again rocking his opponent several times in the round. Mayo started to enjoy himself in the final round and played to the massive following he had brought along as he danced and moved banging in big shots until the final bell rang.



Ref Shaun Messer scored it 40 to 36 I had it the same.


The third contest of the evening was debutant Elliott Sowe taking on ‘The Bandit’ Josh Hodgins in a Middleweight contest. Sowe weighed in 10 stone 7 with Hodgins coming in 11 stone with Chris Dean reffing.



Back and forth first round with Hodgins banging in some good shots but Sowe used his jab well to get some nice combinations off, even round. Sowe used his jab well in the second as Hodgins stroked him around the ring, Sowe won the round with better shots and a higher work rate. Sowe teed off with a nice jab in the third and got some nice combinations off, Hodgins reminded Sowe several time during the round that he was in a fight with some cracking left hooks. Hodgins battled hard as Sowe boxed well on the back foot, Hodgins continued to press and just nicked the round.



Ref Chris Dean scored it 39 to 37 Sowe I had it 39 to 38 Sowe.


Forth on the card was another debutant in Brad Goldsmith who was taking on the tough journeyman Jordan Grannum in a super middleweight contest. Goldsmith weighed in 11 stone 11 with Grannum coming in at 12 stone with Shaun Messer refereeing.



Good start by Goldsmith as he pumped out a heavy jab to control the round and also got some nice combinations off. The second round was the same as the first with Goldsmith keeping it long behind a heavy jab and banging in big shots to Grannum’s head and body as he covered up. Goldsmith’s southpaw jab was working well in the third and continued to keep it long and get tidy combinations off. Granny had a go in the final round and made Goldsmith work and stay composed behind his jab that had been the key all night.



Shaun Messer scored the contest 40 to 36 Goldsmith I had it the same.


Number 5 on the card was the talented Scott Melvin who was having his second contest in his pro career. He would be taking on Constantin Radoi in a lightweight contest over four rounds. Both fighters weighed in the same 9 stone 9 with Chris Dean reffing this one.



Melvin started the first round fast with some great combinations and seemed to be looking for his second stoppage of his career, Radoi stood strong and battled back getting some good shots off to make this a fight. In the second Melvin put his shots together well and control the ring with great movement and skill but Radoi always posed a threat. Melvin continued his good work in the third picking good combinations, but Radoi came back with good shots of his own but could not match Melvin’s work rate. Melvin popped great shots off in the final round and moved well around the ring but Radoi continued to be a threat as he fought back hard until the final bell.



Ref Chris Dean scored it 40 on 37 Melvin, I had it 40 to 36, Melvin.


The sixth fight and the final four-rounder was Louise Fielding taking on Stu Greener in a lightweight contest. Fielding weighed in 9 stone 12 with Greener coming in 9 stone 13 with Shaun Messer refereeing.



Fielding stayed behind his jab and got some nice one-two’s off to win the first round. Better second round as Greener caught Fielding with a lovely right hook that seemed to wake Fielding up. Fielding then worked hard behind his jab to win the round. In the third Greener worked Fielding hard and got some nice shots in Fielding moved well and used his jab to get a share of the round. In the final round Fielding had to work hard and use all of his experience to hold off Greene’s attacks winning the round behind his jab.



Ref Shaun Messer had it 40 to 37 I had it the same.


The main event of the night was a six-rounder in the lightweight division with the talented a Danny Quartermaine taking on Dean Evans. This was Denny’s first six-rounder and his third fight. Both fighters weighed in 9 stone 11 with Chris Dean refereeing.



Quartermaine came out fast in the first and got some good shots off, Evans fought back hard but Quartermaine used his speed and movement to win the round. In the second Quartermaine put some great shots together going to the head and body well, Evans was still Fame and fought back hard but Quartermaine dominated the round. The third was dominated by Quartermaine as he put together some fantastic combinations, Evans stood strong and saw the round out. Quartermaine continued to put great shots together to win the fourth round with ease. This was turning out to be a tough night for Evans as Quartermaine picked his shots well and started to take Evans apart but you had to give him credit for staying in there. The final round was another master class by Quartermaine as he showed his skill, speed, and movement to win the round and the fight.



Ref Chris Dean scored it 60 to 54 I had it the same.


Dexter’s Thought’s

Some great displays tonight by the home boxers but you had to give the away fighters credit for bringing the best out if these prospects.

First up was Steed Woodall, I had heard a lot about him as he had made his name as a pro in America only losing once. You could see in the fight he just went through the gears and put his shots together well, I can see Woodall making waves in Britain now and with his Eastside gym behind him, I definitely see big titles in his future.

Musa Mayo put on a dominant performance bashing his opponent around the ring. He looks a lot bigger than his 12 stone frame and brought a massive following that made themselves heard as he banged in big shot after big shot into his opponent. The question is will he be able to do what he is doing when he moves to a higher level, it will be interesting to see what happens when an opponent matches him.

Elliot Sowe was made to work hard on his debut by Josh Hodgins tonight and I have to say I was impressed. He boxed well behind a nice jab against a fighter who does not know how to take a step back. Sowe’s movement and shot picking kept him out of danger in a very tough debut. Sowe will have learned a lot from this fight and can be very happy with his performance.

Goldsmith was very impressive tonight on his debut, his southpaw jab was sharp, fast, and looked hurtful with some great combinations he is looking like a great prospect.

Scott Melvin impressed tonight as well against a tough opponent who came to win. Melvin had to do it the long way this time which is not a bad thing as he needs to get the pro rounds in at the start of his career. His movement, shot picking, and fast hands will take him a long way and he will defiantly see titles in his future.

Louis Fielding won his contest with a clean sweep tonight, I have been informed that he could well be fighting Ishmael Ellis for a Midlands title. This will be a good contest as both fighters have fought for a Midlands title two times with both of them being unsuccessful in their attempts. I look forward to this fight.

Danny Quartermaine was in sensational form tonight and I was very impressed with him in his first six-rounder. He is looking like a great prospect and who is destined to contend for titles.


I would like to thank Tommy Owens Promotions for having the Column at there show