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  • Jon Pegg and Dexter Hastings

‘War’ TOP Promotions 02.04.22

Tommy Owens Promotions held there first show of April ‘War’ at the H-Suite Edgbaston 2nd April 2022. The consisted of four bouts of boxing with three fights being over four three-minute rounds and the main event being over Ten three-minute rounds. On the undercard in the home corner you had kicking off the show you had DnA's boxing gyms welterweight Elliott Sowe who will be looking to maintain his unbeaten record of three with out defeat. Next up you have Coventry's light Heavyweight Bradley Goldsmith who is looking to make it 3 without defeat. Finishing off the undercard you have Chelmsley woods lightweight Nyall Berry who is unbeaten in three bouts. The main event is for the super Lightweight Midlands area title and will be contested by unbeaten Tom Silcox and fifth time lucky Alex Fearon.

Referees on the night Chris Dean and Shaun Messer, Ring Girls, Jade and Elle Louise.

Summary written by Jon Pegg

Great show last night at the Hrealised,eally proud of Tom Silcox after a fair few cancellations he stuck with his training and when we realised he had big holiday planned we booked this show to get him his title shot to make sure he got his chance.

Man did he not disappoint bringing an army of fans Tom went in with the awkward and tough Alex Fearon who stepped in at a few weeks notice and for two minutes made it look like it was going to be a long tough night.

But then as championship belts do it brought out something special in Silcox who landed an absolute thunderbolt of a right to heavily drop Fearon. Ref Shaun Messer gave Alex every chance as it was only the first round and he was still very fresh but Silcox was not to be denied as he ploughed forward to land another big right flooring Alex again and picking up that coveted Midlands belt much to the joy of his long term coach Karl Williams.

On the undercard None stop Nyall Berry after a brutal stoppage on his debut was matched with super tough road warrior Liam Richards who has only been stopped once in nearly a 100 fights. Also it’s important to note Liam fights in the light welter division. A full three weights above Nyall.

Not content with doing the same as every body else Nyall heavily dropped the super tough Richards and was seconds away from getting a stoppage in the second round.

Liam used his experience to get thru as Nyall belied his inexperience by working body and head in his trademark none stop manner to impress every body at ringside.

Richards approached us afterwards and said heel be keeping an eye on Nyall in the future as he expects big things of him and that he’s in the top three opponents he’s faced. High praise when you look at Liam’s record.

Coventry star Bradley Goldsmith brought his legion of fans over again and once again they were not disappointed Brad became the latest to face the toughest and most entertaining on the road Poochy.

Brad boxed calmly and skilfully not giving the experienced Poochy any time or space to settle and really punished him to the body for the whole four rounds.

Six rounds will suit Goldsmith much more and this young man has got championship wrote all over him I am looking forward to watching his progression.

Elliot Sowe from Anthony Anton Hill DnA gym stayed undefeated with a entertaining 4 rounder with Lee Devine who did enough to win a round but Elliot’s youth and fitness were enough to sweep the remaining three sessions.

Big thanks to Midlands Area BBBofC for their help and another great show by Tom Tommy Owens.

Onto April 23rd for the next one.

Dexter’s Thought’s

What a great show, every boxer on the undercard impressed and played their part in a great night of boxing.

Sowe moved up to four without defeat and I have to say his opponent tested him all the way but the DnA fighter had the answers and won convincingly.

This was the first time I has seen Goldsmith and I got to say I was very impressed great shot picking and great movement you could see the Ingles gym influence on him as he went to three without defeat.

Nyall Berry impressed again as he he won his second contest putting down a very tough opponent in Richards. Berry had to go the distance this time but these are rounds in the bank and he displayed a great boxing craft for a 22-year-old, he is looking like a very exciting prospect.

The main event was short and sweet as Tom Silcox ended it in the first round. As the fight started like Jon I thought we were in for a long night as Fearon looked good behind a nice jab and seemed to wobble Silcox twice in the first round. But Silcox stuck to his guns and when he caught Fearon he went down hard. I was impressed Fearon managed to get up and carry on but he was down soon after went Silcox caught him again. I will say that I thought it was a shithouse move when Fearon walked out the ring before Silcox had his hand raised but then again if I had lost for the fifth time for the same belt I might not fancy being in the ring.

Massive congratulations to Tom and his Team on a fantastic victory and I look forward to seeing where ‘The Silk’ goes from here.


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