• Dexter Hastings

Wilson-Bent v Heaney Scudule for English Title Clash



Two of the Midlands hottest prospect have been scheduled by the British Boxing Board of Control to fight for the Middleweight English title. Following Linus Udofia vacating the title, the BBBoC have named Coventry’s River Wilson-Bent and Stoke on Trent’s Nathan Heaney to clash for the English as the two fighters put their unbeaten records on the line. The fight has gone to purse bids with the front runners being Hennessy Sports and Queensberry promotions with the fight having to take place before the end of 2021.


River Wilson-Bent (27) is the current Middleweight Midlands Midland’s area champion and is unbeaten in his 9 contests. The Coventry’s banger has 5 stoppages on his record with both his Midlands title fights ending in stoppage. Wilson-Bent will be hoping Hennessy Sports wins the bid as his massive support would love to cheer him on in his hometown.

Nathan Heaney (32) is a former Midlands area Middleweight champ and has also won the IBO continental super Middleweight title. He has a perfect record of 12 wins without defeat with 4 stoppages to his name with five of his contests being over 10 rounds. Heaney will be hoping for Queensberry promotions to win the bid as like Wilson-Bent he also has a massive following that would tare the roof off any arena if it was held in Stoke.

This has the potential to be a fight of the year and a great advert for boxing in the Midlands.


Dexter’s Thought’s

What a great fight this could be, it has the potential to be one of the fights of the year as two of the Midlands hottest prospects putting their unbeaten records on the line in the quest for the English title. Both fighters have massive fan bases and whichever promoter gets this fight needs to get a big arena to facilitate their fans. It is only at the bidding stage so there is the possibility that it might not happen but someone in Wilson-Bent’s team has already told me this is the fight they want. He continued by stating that as much as they would like the fight in Coventry, they would be happy to beat Heaney in Stoke.

I rate both fighters but have followed Wilson-Bent’s career very closely and have been really impressed with his progress. He has a great chance of winning this title but it is very far from a forgone conclusion, Nathan Heaney is a very talented fighter and like Wilson-Bent has knockout potential in his fists and I’m sure he and his BcB team will be looking to win the title and challenge for bigger honors. Hopefully, this fight goes ahead whether it is in Stoke or Coventry I’m sure it is going to be a great fight.



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