St Valentine's day Masicure
The Column traveled to the Bank’s stadium Walsall for Black Country Boxing Promotions ‘St Valentine’s day Manicure’ (14/2/20). The show consisted of 5 bouts of boxing with 4 of the fights over 4 three minute rounds and one over 6 three minute rounds. Kicking off the show doing a four rounder you had Clayton Bracknell taking on Daryl Pearce, you also had a Heavyweight contest between Emir Ahmatovic and Walter Palacios over four rounds. Doing a six rounder you had former Midlands area champion and English title challenger Kane Baker taking on the very game Dean Jones. Rounding off the show you had one of the bbcolumn’s ‘boxer to watch’ Liam Davies who would be taking on the tricky Brett Fidoe. The final was Kearon Thomas taking on debutant Ryan Whitehead in a 4 rounder. Referee on the night was Chris Dean, Comparing on the night was Ricky and the ring girl was Toni from Diamond ring girls.
Clayton Bricknell v Daryl Pearce
Good start to the first round by both fighters, Bricknell got off the better shots but Pearce fought back hard but had to give it to Bricknell. The second was another hard fought round with Pearce putting in some good combinations, Bricknell moved well around the ring getting good shot off of his own, Bricknell just edged it. The pace slowed in the third with Pearce just edging the round with his work rate. In the final round Pearce continued to press and was getting the better shots off, Bricknell look tired and had seemed to have switched off as he just shot out the odd shot.
Ref - 39-37
Bricknell wins on points
Emir Ahmatovic v Walter Palacios
Big shots let off by both fighters with Ahmatovic getting the better of the exchanges, he was also told to keep his punches up. Ahmatovic banged in some big shots and heavy combinations with Palacios fighting back hard but always on the defensive. In the third Ahmatovic Camelot with intent and banged in some heavy combinations, he caught Palacios with a cracking shot that rocked him with the ropes the only reason he stayed on his feet. As ref Chris Dean started to count Palacios took his gum shield out and shook his head to say he did not want to continue.
Ahmatovic wins 32 seconds into round three.
Kane Baker v Dean Jones
Nice controlled start to the fight by Baker who moved well around the ring and got some cracking combinations off, Jones covered up well and battled back but it was Bakers round. In the second Baker controlled the pace and the centre of the ring and got some nice combinations to the head and body. Jones battled back when he could but again it was Bakers round. Baker was in total control in the third as he picked his shots well and slipping Jones shots when he came back, slick round for Baker.