• Dexter Hastings

Seasons Beatings. BcB Promotions

Black country boxing held there last show of 2019 at the Holiday inn hotel Birmingham (21.12.19). The show consisted of 4 fights with three of them being over four three minute rounds and one over six. Fighting out of the home corner doing the four rounder’s you had Regis Sugden, Matt ‘Swiggy' Craddock and Mussab Abubaker. In the main event you had the former Midlands Lightweight champ and English Lightweight challenger Kane Baker doing a six rounder. Reffing on the night you had Shaun Messer.

Results Regis Sugden v Kevin McCauley - Middle - 4x3 Result - 40=36 Sugden wins on points Matt Craddock v Luke Fash – Super Feather - 4x3 Result - 40=36 Craddock wins on points Mussab Abubaker v Scott Williams - Middle - 4x3 Result - 40-36 Abubaker wins on points Kane Baker v Joe Beeden - Light - 6x3 Result -60-54 Baker wins on points


‘Season’s Beatings’ took place at the Holiday Inn Birmingham on Saturday evening and featured a trio of Brummies, with a Newark man thrown in for good measure. Mussab Abubaker - known as Breaker – topped the bill as he looked to secure a fourth consecutive victory since turning professional in 2017. The 24 year-old did just that as he went through the gears to record a shut-out 40-36 victory over former white collar boxer, Scott Williams on referee-for-the-evening Shaun Messer’s score card. Former Midlands Area Champion, Kane Baker, returned to winning ways after his unsuccessful English Title tilt in November. ‘The Shadow’, newly signed to BCB in a both a management and training deal, enjoyed a useful six rounds against Swindon’s Joe Beeden.


Baker will be looking to get back in title contention in 2020 and enjoyed the perfect pre-Christmas run-out with a comfortable 60-54 win., The third Brummie in action, Matthew ‘Swiggy’ Craddock made it 2-0 since turning professional just last month. The 29 year-old disposed of Hull’s Luke Fash, again by shut out, over four rounds. Completing the card was Regis Sugden. The Newark fighter stepped in at short notice to replace his brother, Chad, who took a late notice fight against Craig Richards two days previously. Regis, the younger of the boxing brothers, moved to 5-0 as he too recorded a shut-out 40-36 win over Kevin McCauley


Dexter’s Thoughts


Sugden is now 5 with out defeat and has been a busy boy this year as he made his debut in March. He took on a very durable opponent in Kevin McCauley and won every round, hopefully next year will see him keep his unbeaten record going.

Matt Craddock got his second win after only making his debut in November, he won every round in his fight and will be looking to keep it up in 2020.

Abubaker took his unbeaten record to 4 with out defeat and has won two fights in 2019, we hope to see him out a lot more in 2020.

Kane Baker finished off the show with a great six round win, he won every round in Shaun Messer’s score card and showed his class. I am sure 2020 will see Baker back in the title chase as he proved just a few months ago in his points defeat to English champion Myron Mills that he can compete at that level. He is an inspirational fighter who has brought himself through the unlicensed route to win a Midlands area and challenge for a English title in the pro ranks. The Column looks forward to seeing Kane in the squared circle in 2020.

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