Pride of the Midlands

Home fighters pick up wins at Walsall Town Hall

Former British middleweight champion, Tommy Langford, made a
winning start to life as a super middleweight on Saturday evening at Walsall
Town Hall.

The BCB Promotions show was sponsored by Alliance Scaffolding, Rhino
Brickwork, The Village Birmingham-Walsall and Cimac.

Baggies Bomber Langford, making his first ring return since his two wars
with Jason Welborn in 2018 (the first of which was awarded BBBoC Fight of the
Year), soaked up some early pressure from Frenchman Baptisie Castegnaro to
record a 58-56 points win.

Langford grew into the fight and started to use his brains rather than
brawn to record a victory over a genuine super middleweight who has shared a
ring with the likes of British Super Middleweight Champion Zach Parker and WBA
International Light Heavyweight King, Joshua Buatsi.

Midlands Area Middleweight Champion, Tyler Denny, was also
back to winning ways as he moved up through the gears to record a shut-out
60-54 win over Lithuanian Vaidas Ballaluskas.

Wolverhampton’s Conah Walker was scheduled for his
first six round contest but this one didn’t make it past the halfway point as
‘the Wolf’ blasted out Arvydas Trizno inside three rounds.

The Ricky Hatton trained fighter inflicted only an 11th stoppage defeat in 116 contests over the usually durable Trizno after a string right-hand caught the Lithuania, who complained the shot landed to the top of his cranium.

Fellow Wolverhampton boxer, Kirstie Bavington, emulated
Walker with a stoppage win.

‘Bavvo’ went one better than Walker though; battering Bosnia and
Herzegovina’s Katarina Vistica into submission inside two
rounds.  

Finally, Brierley Hill’s Connor Lee Jones was on the front-foot for much of his bout against Ibrar Riyaz, who was in action for the 165th time. The former amateur stand-out boxed well to record a shut-out 40-36 win.

Images (c) Manjit Narotra/MSN Images/BCB

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