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Kyle Williams is back in action later this month

Kyle Williams has vowed to come back fighting when he returns to action on the back of his British title disappointment.

Williams is ready to lace on the gloves again and remains in good spirits, despite enduring his first defeat as a boxer.

He features on BCB Promotions’ show at the Venue, on Dudley high street. The afternoon offering, on July 28, has been titled ‘Sunday Service.’

The 27-year-old, from Wolverhampton, previously had a crack at British bantamweight boss Kash Farooq, who put him down twice on route to a fifth round stoppage.

The bout was screened live on BBC Scotland, where viewers watched Williams go down fighting to the talented Scot.

His pro record changed to 10 wins, with three TKOs, with just the one defeat. Outing No 11 will be a six-rounder, as he bids to get back to winning ways.

The former Midlands champion no longer has the English bantamweight crown to fall back on, with the strap now held by Marc Leach.

Leach beat Brett Fidoe by unanimous points decision, after Williams vacated rather than face his mandatory challenger.

The Whitmore Reans man had the shot at Farooq on the horizon, so turned in a belt he never ended up defending.

Glories like the split decision victory over Thomas Essomba that landed him those honours are still in his mind, along with possibly even dropping down to super flyweight.

He’s been to the top table before, winning the ICO world title in kickboxing, before switching sports three years ago.

He remains involved as an instructor at Fran Zuccala’s Eclipse Kickboxing & Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy, on Tempest Street in Wolverhampton.

The second dan black belt teaches children, teenagers and adults at the same venue where he first learned his own skills since the age of six.

The setback against Farooq will now be put to the back to his mind, now Williams has had the time to assess what went wrong and move on.

He said: “I just didn’t perform as I wanted to and what we’d trained for, he slipped and slid a lot more than I expected, but that was mainly because I was loading up.

“His body punching was his best attribute, he actually caught me for the first knockdown as I was throwing a punch myself.

“The second was a shot to the temple, but I still thought the stoppage was a bit premature. The referee counted to eight, but didn’t ask me to step forward or put my hands up.

“I still think he’s beatable and he didn’t get the best of me that night. He won’t be interested in a rematch now, but you never know in the future.

“But it was a brilliant experience, the whole build-up was really exciting and I made some new fans up there. I have to take the positives.

“I’m not one to wallow in self-pity, I’m moving forward. I’ve overcome adversary before, as a kickboxer, and I’ll do it again.

“I just want to get back in there and get going again. The plan is to build up some momentum again, starting on July 28, and get another win on the board.

“I didn’t want to be out of the ring for too long, I was back in the gym the Tuesday after the Farooq fight and I want to crack on. I’m fit all year round.

“Four-rounders are not really going to do anything for me now, so this is over six and that’s what I was looking for.

“I had the English title, Marc Leach was mandatory and I saw somewhere that he didn’t know who the champion before him. That would be me.

“I could even perhaps go for an International title, with one of the major governing bodies. And who’s to say I can’t even drop down to super fly? I believe I can do it.

“If you put your hand in the cookie jar often enough, you’re bound to get a cookie sooner or later. I’m certainly not giving up.”

Fellow Wolves fighter, Conah Walker, is also in action. Walker has five victories, his in the welterweight division, with two TKOs already to his credit.

‘The Wolf’ is emerging as a prospect with a boxing legend in his corner, as he’s coached by two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton.

Walker already has his first six-rounder under his belt, outpointing Nathan Bendon at the same Town Hall in May.

Two hometown favourites will be in action elsewhere on the card, with Danny Ball and Connor Lee Jones slated to appear.

Ball, from Kingswinford, came close to becoming the Midlands welterweight champion in December, pushing title holder Benjamin to a points draw.

He was then matched for a shot at WBC Youth Intercontinental boss Jon Miguez in Spain, but an injury to his opponent saw the opportunity scuppered.

He instead focuses on on adding to his eight wins from nine contests, with three TKOs including two in the first round. Two of those successes took place at the Venue.

Dudley’s Jones will be looking to extend his unbeaten start in the lightweight ranks, after racking up three spotless points successes.

The Lions Boxing Club graduate, an England international as a junior amateur, has vanquished experienced foes in Liam Richards, Kristian Laight and Ibrar Riyaz.

James Beech Jr has relinquished the area strap at super feather, as he’s looking to come down to super bantam.

The second-generation fighter makes the short trip from nearby Bloxwich, featuring in the paid ranks for a 10th time after nine wins, with three stoppages.

He’s the son of Jimmy Beech, who featured 31 times as a pro at lightweight between 1999 and 2008. He’s a graduate of Pleck Boxing Club, who he featured for 80 times with 50 wins.

Reigning Midlands flyweight title holder Ijaz Ahmed has already defended his belt once, after claiming the area strap.

Ahmed beat Conor Blackshaw for the vacant belt and then saw off fellow Brummie Matt Windle to keep it, with a keep-busy affair now lined up.

Alex Florence is unbeaten in the super lightweight ranks, with five victories and one stoppage of his own.

‘Pinky,’ from Ledbury in Herefordshire, will register his first bout of 2019 having passed his two-year anniversary as a pro.

Female flyweight Dani Hodges, from Burntwood, will be determined to get back to winning ways after a first points defeat.

It took Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lisa Whiteside to beat her, a first setback since a TKO loss to Eva Naranjo in Spain two years ago.

An eventful 2019 has also seen the ‘Pocket Rocket’ vanquish Lauren Parker and Roz Mari Silyanova, adding to victories over Sonia Klos and Teodora Hristova.

Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale now. It will be £40 for entry on the door. For more information, contact the boxers.

Woolery Hoping To Cash In This Weekend

Luck has rarely been on Antony Woolery’s side to this point of his sporting career writes Matt Maher.

But all it needed was one phone call to give the Wolverhampton-born cruiserweight the chance to go, in his own words, from “zero to hero” in the space of just a few hours.

Woolery has accepted a place in Ultimate Boxxer, a one night, eight-man elimination tournament which takes place in Altrincham this Friday (July 19).

The event, which will be screened live on BT Sport, offers Woolery an opportunity to demonstrate his talent on the big stage and, just perhaps, set up a bright future inside the ring.

He enters it as a firm underdog but also brimming with a new-found confidence, having emerged from a frustrating, injury-wracked 12 months.

The Stafford-based 34-year-old, a relative latecomer to the professional ranks, has been out of action since a points victory over Remigijus Ziausys in only his second paid bout last June.

Woolery told the Express & Star: “In the weeks after the fight I was struggling with a calf problem and it hampered my training. I couldn’t do any running.

“I had the idea of buying a bike to stay fit but I went and fell off and broke my shoulder!

“The joints came apart and that put me out for another three months.

“I was still injured when the Ultimate Boxxer event was first announced and to be honest I thought I had missed my chance.
“But then a day after returning to training, someone else had to pull out and I got the call. For once, it all seems to have fallen into place.”

Ex-serviceman Woolery turned to boxing after an injury to his patella tendon ended his semi-professional football career. After a promising time in the amateurs, which included a Midlands title win, he was persuaded to turn professional by his training partners at Wednesbury Amateur Boxing Club.

A plumber by trade who now owns his own business, IBK Installations, Woolery’s next few weeks will be focused entirely on preparations for the big.

He said: “This is a massive opportunity. It has the potential to be life-changing.

“At the ripe old age of 34, the timing feels right! I’m ready to give it my all. The lads at the gym have been really supportive. They were the ones always telling me to have a go in the professional ranks.

“Now I am going to be fighting live on TV. It is quite incredible really.”

The line-up includes former Commonwealth champion Tony Conquest, together with another Wolverhampton fighter, Matt Sen.

Woolery knows few will pay him much attention in the build-up but believes that could work to his advantage.

“I’m happy to be the underdog,” he said. “My opponents aren’t going to know a lot about me.

“I’ve been training solidly for the last three weeks and to be honest my confidence has gone through the roof.

“I wasn’t sure how my shoulder would react and at first I felt awkward and slow.

“That changed quite quickly and I now feel in great shape. I’ll be training full time for the next few weeks.

“The lads at work have been brilliant. They have all been encouraging me and filling in here and there to allow me to concentrate on the boxing.

“It’s a short format, three, three minute rounds. There isn’t going to be any time to feel your way into the fights and I think that suits my style.

“It’s a case of get in there and get stuck in. That is exactly what I plan to do.”

James Beech Wants More Title Glory

James Beech Jr believes he can be fast-tracked towards a shot at the biggest domestic honours upon his return to the super bantamweight division.

Beech will get a national ranking back at 122lbs provided he’s victorious upon his return to action, after vacating the Midlands crown at super feather.

He features on BCB Promotions’ show at the Venue, on Dudley high street. The afternoon offering, on July 28, has been titled ‘Sunday Service.’

The 22-year-old, from nearby Bloxwich, hasn’t boxed at super bantam in over a year, last outpointing Paul Gidney for one of his nine wins as a professional, with three stoppages.

A ninth round TKO over Louis Fielding in the main event at the Town Hall last December got him the area strap at the higher weight, but he hasn’t stepped through the ropes since.

Beech feels he should still be considered as a credible challenger, though, with Brad Foster now in possession of both the British and Commonwealth titles.

Jason Cunningham won an eliminator to be considered for British contention in May, with English champion Michael Ramabeletsa another potential target for Beech.

The second-generation fighter is the son of Jimmy Beech, who featured 31 times as a pro at lightweight. He’s a graduate of Pleck Boxing Club, who he featured for 80 times with 50 wins.

Beech Jr said: “The weight has come flying off me and I only need the one fight to be ranked again as a super bantam. Hopefully, a win on July 28 does that for me.

“I just want to get back in there now, I’ve been training at 100 per cent and I’m focused and dedicated to my boxing.

“The first thing I need to do is get a bit of ring rust off and I like that this is over six rounds. Maybe I’ll get some decent ring time under my belt.

“The most important thing is to make super bantam and to get my hand raised. I’ve prepared well, so it should be a good performance.

“I didn’t take vacating the Midlands title likely, it was something I’d worked towards for a couple of years but the plan was always to drop back down to super bantam.

“I feel strong and razor sharp and I feel I’ve got the skills to test any super bantam in the country. The Midlands was a good stepping stone, but I feel like I’m past that now.

“Brad is the main man there now and he got the British title shot straight after winning the Midlands. It just shows it can be done.

“I’d love a crack at Brad, I’m not calling him out or being disrespectful it’s just that I want a shot. I’m asking nicely!

“I might have to wait for a bit, I know Cunningham won so he might be next in line, but I’ll be ready for something big later in the year. Let’s make it happen.

“Failing that, I’ll be looking for a shot at the English or perhaps a go at an International title with one of the world governing bodies. I just want to be mixing in good company.”

Two hometown favourites will be in action elsewhere on the card, with Danny Ball and Connor Lee Jones slated to appear.

Ball, from Kingswinford, came close to becoming the Midlands welterweight champion in December, pushing title holder Benjamin to a points draw.

He was then matched for a shot at WBC Youth Intercontinental boss Jon Miguez in Spain, but an injury to his opponent saw the opportunity scuppered.

He instead focuses on adding to his eight wins from nine contests, with three TKOs including two in the first round. Two of those successes took place at the Venue.

Dudley’s Jones will be looking to extend his unbeaten start in the lightweight ranks, after racking up three spotless points successes.

The Lions Boxing Club graduate, an England international as a junior amateur, has vanquished experienced foes in Liam Richards, Kristian Laight and Ibrar Riyaz.

Kyle Williams is another to feature in the home corner, determined to get back to winning ways and rebuild after his setback for British honours.

Williams, from Wolverhampton, was handed his first defeat on the big stage in April, against Kash Farooq and relinquished the English bantamweight crown for the opportunity.

His next task is to add to his 10 wins, with three TKOs, having also picked up a Midlands belt along the way before claiming national glory.

Reigning Midlands flyweight title holder Ijaz Ahmed has already defended his belt once, after claiming the area strap.

Ahmed beat Conor Blackshaw for the vacant belt and then saw off fellow Brummie Matt Windle to keep it, with a keep-busy affair now lined up.

Wolverhampton’s Conah Walker has five victories, his in the welterweight division, with two TKOs already to his credit.

‘The Wolf’ is emerging as a prospect with a boxing legend in his corner, as he’s coached by two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton.

Walker already has his first six-rounder under his belt, outpointing Nathan Bendon at the same Town Hall in May.

Alex Florence is unbeaten in the super lightweight ranks, with five victories and one stoppage of his own.

‘Pinky,’ from Ledbury in Herefordshire, will register his first bout of 2019 having passed his two-year anniversary as a pro.

Female flyweight Dani Hodges, from Burntwood, will be determined to get back to winning ways after a first points defeat.

It took Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lisa Whiteside to beat her, a first setback since a TKO loss to Eva Naranjo in Spain two years ago.

An eventful 2019 has also seen the ‘Pocket Rocket’ vanquish Lauren Parker and Roz Mari Silyanova, adding to victories over Sonia Klos and Teodora Hristova.

Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale now. It will be £40 for entry on the door. For more information, contact the boxers.

Walker backin action at the end of the month

Conah Walker believes he’s transitioning into a long-haul fighter as he prepares for his second six-round contest in succession.

Walker has yet to complete his first 12 months as a professional, but is lined up for his sixth bout over that time period.

He next features on BCB Promotions’ show at the Venue, on Dudley high street. The afternoon offering, on July 28, has been titled ‘Sunday Service.’

The 24-year-old welterweight has five wins, with two stoppages, and stepped up from four rounds for his last outing.

Someone’s ‘0’ had to go for him do vanquish Nathan Bendon, who was also undefeated, at the same Town Hall in May.

Walker had to work for him to have his hand raised, overcoming Bendon by a 58-56 points margin on the score-card of referee Kevin Parker.

‘The Wolf,’ from Wolverhampton, has set himself the target of becoming the Midlands champion, a mantle which Kaisee Benjamin currently possesses.

The Black Country prospect will have a boxing legend leading him into battle, as he’s coached by two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton.

Walker is a graduate of Merridale Boxing Club in his home city and left the amateur ranks with a record of 30 wins from 33 fights.

Glories in the vest included two national titles in the England Development Championships and a run to the national semi-finals of the England Elite competition.

He said: “Camp for this one has been wicked, perhaps the best one that I’ve ever had. I’ve put the hours in and I’m at 100 per cent.

“I’m up in Hyde (Greater Manchester) during the week at Ricky’s gym and I’m training two to three times a day, then keeping my running up at weekends.

“You don’t play at boxing, so I can’t be half-hearted with my training. I’ve had a wide range of sparring, with some good lads, so I’m feeling sharp.

“I turned pro last September and this is my sixth fight, so I’m pleased with where I am but there’s always room for improvement.

“I had a good opponent last time, he was unbeaten like me and came to win, so it was a decent result for me to come out on top.

“I thought I’d done enough to win every round, I didn’t really understand why the referee gave a couple to him but that’s his decision.

“I learned a lot from it, I should have used my right hand more and I was getting clipped in certain areas where a journeyman wouldn’t have thrown punches at me.

“I still reckon that if I’d upped the pace a bit earlier, which he didn’t like when I did eventually do it, I’d have got him out of there.

“I’ve got another six-rounder now and I want to put on a more polished performance this time. That’s my incentive.

“I’m expecting to be out again after the summer and I want to come back with an eight-rounder. After that, it won’t be long before I’m ready for a Midlands title shot.

“I’m confident we can get that sorted out and I’m more than up for it. After that, there’s no going back, so I’ll take it as it comes.”

Two hometown favourites will be in action elsewhere on the card, with Danny Ball and Connor Lee Jones slated to appear.

Ball, from Kingswinford, came close to becoming the Midlands welterweight champion in December, pushing title holder Benjamin to a points draw.

He was then matched for a shot at WBC Youth Intercontinental boss Jon Miguez in Spain, but an injury to his opponent saw the opportunity scuppered.

He instead focuses on on adding to his eight wins from nine contests, with three TKOs including two in the first round. Two of those successes took place at the Venue.

Dudley’s Jones will be looking to extend his unbeaten start in the lightweight ranks, after racking up three spotless points successes.

The Lions Boxing Club graduate, an England international as a junior amateur, has vanquished experienced foes in Liam Richards, Kristian Laight and Ibrar Riyaz.

Kyle Williams is another to feature in the home corner, determined to get back to winning ways and rebuild after his setback for British honours.

Williams, from Wolverhampton, was handed his first defeat on the big stage in April, against Kash Farooq and relinquished the English bantamweight crown for the opportunity.

His next task is to add to his 10 wins, with three TKOs, having also picked up a Midlands belt along the way before claiming national glory.

James Beech Jr has relinquished the area strap at super feather, as he’s looking to come down to super bantam.

The second-generation fighter makes the short trip from nearby Bloxwich, featuring in the paid ranks for a 10th time after nine wins, with three stoppages.

He’s the son of Jimmy Beech, who featured 31 times as a pro at lightweight between 1999 and 2008. He’s a graduate of Pleck Boxing Club, who he featured for 80 times with 50 wins.

Reigning Midlands flyweight title holder Ijaz Ahmed has already defended his belt once, after claiming the area strap.

Ahmed beat Conor Blackshaw for the vacant belt and then saw off fellow Brummie Matt Windle to keep it, with a keep-busy affair now lined up.

Alex Florence is unbeaten in the super lightweight ranks, with five victories and one stoppage of his own.

‘Pinky,’ from Ledbury in Herefordshire, will register his first bout of 2019 having passed his two-year anniversary as a pro.

Female flyweight Dani Hodges, from Burntwood, will be determined to get back to winning ways after a first points defeat.

It took Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lisa Whiteside to beat her, a first setback since a TKO loss to Eva Naranjo in Spain two years ago.

An eventful 2019 has also seen the ‘Pocket Rocket’ vanquish Lauren Parker and Roz Mari Silyanova, adding to victories over Sonia Klos and Teodora Hristova.

Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale now. It will be £40 for entry on the door. For more information, contact the boxers.

Kirstie Bavington In Title Contention Next Weekend

Kirstie Bavington reckons she’ll be on the ball when she challenges Cherrelle Brown for the WBC Super Lightweight International Title next weekend.

Bavington has remained fit since her last bout in March, but has waited nearly four months to step through the ropes again. She does so next Saturday, 20th July at York Hall.

Thankfully, her second sport of football has helped her to keep active, turning out for Kidderminster Harriers Ladies who won the County Cup.

She also works as a supply PE teacher at Pegasus Academy in Dudley, alongside her boxing preparations at Coops Boxing Camp in Brierley Hill.

The coaching team of Shaun Cooper, Lindon Scarlett and Ray ‘Razza’ Campbell have all brought pro experience to her corner.

She’s regularly sparring with the men in the gym, such as fellow pros Ruben Campbell and Tyler Denny. She’s also had sessions with GB female champion Omarah Taylor.

‘Bavvo’ turned over last year, but could only draw with Borislava Goranova on her paid bow, but bounced back to outpoint Elaine Greenan.

The 26-year-old welterweight scored a first TKO after Cooper and Co led her into battle, halting an overwhelmed Katarina Vistica in the second round.

That came under the Town Hall lights and she was due to be a part of the May 11 bill there, but took a match against fellow unbeaten prospect Cherelle Brown instead.

They were due to clash at the famed York Hall in London on May 25, but Brown’s withdrawal led to Bavington being left kicking her heels until it was resurrected recently. The pair will now go toe-to-toe for title honours and Bavington can’t wait.

She said: “I’ve just carried on really, I was disappointed that fights keep falling through, but I’ve kept on grafting and now I’ve got my reward.

“I only had a few days rest after my last fight then I was straight back into training twice a day. The idea was to hold the fitness from the previous camp.

“It was too easy, I was expecting more from my opponent but I was happy with the result. I could have done with her for my debut!

“I knew I was too much for her, I pressed early on for the TKO and it happened. It was light work, so I’m more than ready for another one.

“I’ve had lots of sparring, but have been out of the ring longer than I should have been. I’ve spent the time working on different techniques.

“My combinations are coming along, the sparring partners are a lot stronger than before and that has suited me well. I’m prepared for what’s ahead.

“It’s pretty old school at Coops and I’m loving it there. I’ve done a lot of strength and conditioning, too, so I’m feeling good. I’m ready for this challenge and I’m going to grasp it with both hands.”

Tickets for Bavington’s fight can be purchased online here:


Posted by in News on July 9, 2019
Bumper Dudley Show to close the season!

Our upcoming Birmingham and Dudley shows have combined to form one bumper shown in Dudley on Sunday, 28th July.

Alex Florence, Connor Lee Jones, Danny Ball, James Beech, Dani Hodges, Kyle Williams, Ijaz Ahmed and Conah Walker all now feature at the Venue, Dudley.

Tickets for the lunchtime show are on sale now. To confirm the show in Birmingham on 20th July no longer takes place.

This will be our last show of the current season, so thank you for your ongoing support.

The Heat Is On Review – Images (C) Manjit Narotra/MSN Images

Former Midlands Area Middleweight Champion and English Title contender, Tyler Denny, put in a punch perfect performance to record a shut-out 80-72 points win over tough Cameroonian, Serge Ambomo, on BCB Promotions;’ ‘The Heat Is On’ show at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday evening.

The Rowley Regis fighter worked his way through the gears and picked his shots well to outbox the former Olympian who himself was coming off the back of an impressive victory over the previously unbeaten Ramon Perez.

“I felt good in there,” Denny said afterwards. “Ambomo is a short, sticky fighter who carries a bit of power but I felt I hurt him in and boxed well.

“I want another title shot now. I’ve given up the Midlands (Area Title) to pursue bigger fights. I’m ready and willing to fight anyone.”

Wolverhampton’s Sid Bowater returned to the ring for the first time in more than two years to see off Fonz Alexander over four rounds. Roared on by a buoyant crowd, Bowater looked fit and sharp on his ring return as he recorded a 40-36 win.

Lee Glover, who himself has only boxed once in the past three years, was back in action elsewhere on the undercard. ‘The Tipton Slasher’ faced ‘Mad Man’ Michael Mooney over four rounds and blew away the cob-webs to record a 39-37 win against the Worcester man who more than played his part.

Walsall ‘s Levi Ferguson got his second six-rounder in the bag and swerved the potential banana skin that is Nathan Hardy. The former Pleck ABC man edged past Sheffield’s Hardy, a serial upsetter, 58-57.

Southam’s Amy Timlin impressed once again as she outclassed, outpunched and outworked teak tough Pole Sonia Klos. The teenager can be well pleased with her performance in only her second professional fight as she recorded a shut out 40-36 win.

Burntwood’s Troi Coleman moved to 5-0 as he defeated Stoke’s Owen Jobburn 40-36. ‘The Hawk’ used his range and height advantage to good effect against his shorter, stockier opponent. Jobburn, as always, came to fight.

Former soldier Alex Jones got his professional career off to a winning start. The Tiverton scrapper picked up a 39-37 victory over Brierley Hill’s MJ Hall to open the show.

Posted by in News on July 5, 2019
Lee Glover is back in action this weekend

Lee Glover will continue his quest to make up for lost time, with just his second bout in three years. ‘The Tipton Slasher’ ended a 33-month spell on the sidelines in September.
An over-the-distance success over Dean Jones at the Town Hall made it 10 victories for the 32-year-old, having previously halted three adversaries early on.
He features on BCB Promotions’ summer offering at Walsall Town Hall, with fight night coming up this Saturday July 6. The show has been titled ‘The Heat Is On.’
Glover is eager to get back into title contention after unsuccessful English and Area Title shots in recent years.
He’s only been beaten four times, having gone twice for the English title at super feather and the Midlands crown at feather. He was also downed by Choi Tseveenpurev in Prizefighter.
“I’m back in the gym and hungry again,” he told bcb-promotions.com. “I’ve had a decent camp and I’m feeling fit and strong.
“My losses have all come against good fighters – Leigh Wood, Andy Townend, Jon Kays and Choi Tseveenpurev. I know I have the ability to get at least an Area Title so I’m hoping to push on from here.
“I’m a tough opponent for anybody as I’ve proved in my career so far. I’m just looking forward to getting back out there.”
Tyler Denny is back in action elsewhere on the Town Hall card, in his first outing since vacating the Midlands middleweight title.
Denny, from Rowley Regis, has also challenged for the English crown and is determined to land himself another meaningful opportunity.
Troi Coleman, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, is also 4-0 and all points successes. ‘The Hawk,’ a former kickboxer, still trains out of the Platinum gym in his hometown.
Sid Bowater, another Wolverhampton boxer, will lace on the gloves again, after two years out, looking to rebuild in the welterweight ranks.
Bowater vanished after conceding his ‘0’ to Nathan Hardy, after three victories. At the age of 29, there’s still time to plot a path towards success.
Amy Timlin, from Southam in Warwickshire, completes the line-up having previously debuted at bantamweight with a spotless points success over Roz Mari Silyanova.
Walsall’s Levi Ferguson and former soldier, Alex Jones, from Tiverton, complete the card.
Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale now from the Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. It’s £40 for entry on the door.

21st July 2018, ‘England Expects’, Walsall Town Hall, Walsall

Levi Ferguson is of the opinion that hard work pays dividends as he looks to rack up more rounds on his learning experience.
The unbeaten Ferguson is down for a second six-rounder, having already completed the distance the last time he stepped through the ropes.
He features on BCB Promotions’ summer offering at Walsall Town Hall, with fight night coming up this Saturday July 6. The show has been titled ‘The Heat Is On.’
It heralds a return to the same venue where Ferguson has recorded all four of his successes in the paid ranks.
He made his bow in 2018, with the debut year witnessing four-round points whitewashes over Paul Cummings, Jordan Grannum and Danny Little.
February’s points verdict over Kevin McCauley was also by a landslide and saw him step up in distance, with the duration completed victoriously.
Ferguson is a regular fixture at BCB’s base in Wednesbury, sparring regularly with his stable-mates in one of the busiest gyms around.
The 24-year-old turned over with an amateur grounding, but only had a handful of bouts for his local Pleck Boxing Club.
He said: “This has been some of the best fight preparation that I’ve had, I’ve had lots of sparring and that’s been on a par with the last couple.
“I’ve been in there with anyone and everyone, so my reactions are razor sharp. I feel like I’m better suited to longer rounds.
“I can do 10 in the gym, there have been times when I’ve done 12 or 13, and that’s with fresh lads jumping in after a few rounds.
“I think I’ve got a good engine and I train at a high intensity, so fighting tends to come easy. My style is to put on pressure, so that suits me.
“I’m an aggressive counter puncher, who likes to pile on the pressure. Hard work, discipline and dedication are important in this sport.
“After this one, I’ll start looking further afield, towards belts and things of that nature, then I can start to make a proper name for myself.
“I’m always fit, I’ve realised the emphasis on training since I turned pro and perhaps I didn’t always dedicate myself like that as an amateur. I’m constantly learning and improving.
“Since I was a kid, boxing is what I’ve enjoyed and I’m buzzing to be a part of it. When you enjoy it, you look forward to that experience. It’s hard work, but worthwhile.”
Tyler Denny is back in action elsewhere on the Town Hall card, in his first outing since vacating the Midlands middleweight title.
Denny, from Rowley Regis, has also challenged for the English crown and is determined to land himself another meaningful opportunity.
Lee Glover will continue his quest to make up for lost time, with just his second bout in three years. ‘The Tipton Slasher’ ended a 33-month spell on the sidelines in September.
An over-the-distance success over Dean Jones at the Town Hall made it 10 victories for the 32-year-old, having previously halted three adversaries early on.
He’s also been beaten four times, having gone twice for the English title at super feather and the Midlands crown at feather. He was also downed by Choi Tseveenpurev in Prizefighter.
Troi Coleman, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, is also 4-0 and all points successes. ‘The Hawk,’ a former kickboxer, still trains out of the Platinum gym in his hometown.
Sid Bowater, another Wolverhampton boxer, will lace on the gloves again, after two years out, looking to rebuild in the welterweight ranks.
Bowater vanished after conceding his ‘0’ to Nathan Hardy, after three victories. At the age of 29, there’s still time to plot a path towards success.
Amy Timlin, from Southam in Warwickshire, completes the line-up having previously debuted at bantamweight with a spotless points success over Roz Mari Silyanova.
Former soldier, Alex Jones, from Tiverton, completes the card.
Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale now from the Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. It’s £40 for entry on the door.

Posted by in News on July 1, 2019
Timlin Back In Action

Amy Timlin is planning to be a picture of calm the next time she’s in the ring as she looks to build on her pro debut.
Timlin is preparing to engage in a second four-round bout, after a successful introduction with a points win in May.
She features on BCB Promotions’ summer offering at Walsall Town Hall, with fight night coming up on Saturday July 6. The show has been titled ‘The Heat Is On.’
The teenage bantamweight, from Southam in Warwickshire, turned over under the same Town Hall lights with a spotless points success over Roz Mari Silyanova.
The 19-year-old bashed around the Bulgarian to the point of a 40-35 verdict, with nerves certainly not getting the better of her.
Timlin is hoping to replicate her success in kickboxing where she claimed national, British, Commonwealth, European and world titles.
She switched sports and became an amateur boxer, learning a different craft under the tutelage of Frankie Gavin at his Ringside gym in Birmingham.
She’s now one of six females on BCB’s books and is determined to make waves at 118lbs, where Shannon Courtenay could be a rival down the line.
Timlin said: “I really enjoyed my debut, there was a lot of pressure on me during fight week, because everyone expects big things, but I loved every second of it.
“My opponent was a very awkward southpaw, who made it scrappy for me as she kept holding on, but I stayed composed.
“I’ve always had a natural talent for boxing, even when I was a kickboxer. As soon as I changed sports, I was soon able to box my way through fights.
“I’m always training and sparring with the lads at the BCB gym in Wednesbury, but there are a few girls that also come down.
“Dani Hodges, Kirstie Bavington and Rachel Ball (BCB stable-mates) are usually there on Sundays, so we’re all working with and helping each other.
“My style is to be aggressive, I love coming forward but I can work out on the outside, so I can switch my game-plan when I need to.
“I’m more settled now, I’ve got my debut out of the way and I’ve been focused on my training, so I’m more confident in myself for next time.
“I’ve got big ambitions, I want to win English and British titles and, one day, become a world champion. That’s what I’m aiming for.
“There’s not that many girls around in the bantamweight division, so it can be kind of tricky to get matched up.
“There is some good opposition out there, though, such as Shannon Courtenay. She’s been on television and a name that is definitely one for me, in the future.”
Tyler Denny is back in action elsewhere on the Town Hall card, in his first outing since vacating the Midlands middleweight title.
Denny, from Rowley Regis, has also challenged for the English crown and is determined to land himself another meaningful opportunity.
‘Ruthless’ will be looking to build on his 11 wins, with still just the one defeat and two draws on his pro record.
Lee Glover will continue his quest to make up for lost time, with just his second bout in three years. ‘The Tipton Slasher’ ended a 33-month spell on the sidelines in September.
An over-the-distance success over Dean Jones at the Town Hall made it 10 victories for the 32-year-old, having previously halted three adversaries early on.
He’s also been beaten four times, having gone twice for the English title at super feather and the Midlands crown at feather. He was also downed by Choi Tseveenpurev in Prizefighter.
Levi Ferguson is Walsall born and bred and is unbeaten after four pro contests, as a super welter, having already gone six rounds.
Troi Coleman, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, is also 4-0 and all points successes. ‘The Hawk,’ a former kickboxer, still trains out of the Platinum gym in his hometown.
Sid Bowater, another Wolverhampton boxer, will lace on the gloves again, after two years out, looking to rebuild in the welterweight ranks.
Bowater vanished after conceding his ‘0’ to Nathan Hardy, after three victories. At the age of 29, there’s still time to plot a path towards success.
Tiverton’s Alex Jones makes his debut. The former soldier completes the card.
Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale now from the Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. It’s £40 for entry on the door.