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STom Stokes will be determined to make the most of an unexpected second chance at the Midlands middleweight title later this month. He has been called up to co-challenge with Nathan Heaney for the vacant crown, which has been relinquished by Tyler Denny.

It was Denny who outpointed Stokes in September 2017 to claim the strap, which he never ended up defending. Hometown hero Heaney was due to take on Ryan Aston, who has pulled out. They were set to headline BCB Promotions’ show at King’s Hall, in Stoke-on-Trent, on Friday June 21.

Stokes, from West Bromwich, will now step in and take Aston’s place in the main event, with unbeaten Heaney standing between him and glory. Heaney is Stoke born and bred and has raced to 6-0, with two stoppages, the last success coming over former Gennady Golovkin opponent Daniel Urbanski over eight rounds. Stokes is also on the back of a win, though, and was already due to feature on the King’s Hall card in a keep-busy contest.

It will come 27 days after Stokes beat Chris Blaney, one of Ricky Hatton’s proteges, on points when they were a part of the BCB show at the Deco in Northampton. He became only the second man to beat Blaney, who has been lined up for a shot at the Irish title, in outpointing him by a round, recording a 58-57 result. Pro fight No 13 certainly wasn’t unlucky for Stokes, who improved his ledger to 11 victories with two in a row since back-to-back disappointments. He racked up eight points successes and a maiden TKO, over Paul Hilz, before defeats to Denny and Nicky Jenman, the latter his only stoppage loss. He’s rebuilt by vanquishing Lewis van Poetsch and Blaney on points and has now been handed a golden opportunity at the top of the bill.

Stokes said: “I was over the moon with my last win, I got a text with two weeks notice asking if I fancied it and I’d seen Blaney box before.

“It looked like a good 50-50, on paper, and it turned out to be close, so it was nice to have something go my way. I had nothing to lose, so I went for it and the gamble paid off. It was a bit scrappy, he was trying to be awkward and tie me up. I think he was trying to get his own shots off and then smother my work, but I kept going and felt like I deserved to get it.

“I’d seen him gas, in what I’d watched, so I was pretty confident that I could outwork him, even though I was only about 80 per cent fit. I had a couple of days off, after the fight, and then I was straight back on it. I’ll be 100 per cent by the time I get to Stoke and I want to take this shot with both hands.”

The undercartd feature a further four fights.

Luke Caci, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, is another product of the Orme gym in action and is unbeaten himself, with seven points successes. The 29-year-old is maneuvering his way down to the super middleweight division, having boxed mostly at light heavy so far. He hasn’t conceded a round so far as a pro and has a good grounding in the sport, having become a national titleist as an amateur.

The 29-year-old is maneuvering his way down to the super middleweight division, having boxed mostly at light heavy so far. 

Former Midlands welterweight champion Rob Hunt hails from Stafford and will be undertaking his 33rd bout, at 33 years old. Hunt, who has been a pro for 13 years, recorded his 25th and last victory under the King’s Hall lights, outpointing Ryan ‘Stewart’ Davies for British Challenge honours.

Liam Davies, from Donnington in Telford, is another hopeful making his way as a pro after success in the unpaid ranks. The super bantamweight, 23, has already secured three wins, with his maiden TKO last time out with an impressive second round stoppage of Pablo Narvaez.

It came after two spotless points results in his favour, easing past Georgian Khvicha Gigolashvili by whitewash before bashing around Bulgaria’s Stefan Slavchev. The son of former Midlands champion Tristan Davies previously racked up 100 amateur contests for his father’s Donnington Boxing Club and boxed for England.

Midlands Super Lightweight Champion, Connor Parker, completes the card. The Swadlincote boxer fights for the first time in 2019 after being laid low with a neck injury.

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.

Posted by in News on June 18, 2019
Rob Hunt makes ring return on Friday

Rob Hunt is determined to get his name back out there and start boxing regularly again as he readies himself for a return to action.
The former Midlands welterweight champion will step through the ropes for the first time in nearly a year the next time fight night rolls around.
It will happen on BCB Promotions’ show at King’s Hall, in Stoke-on-Trent, on Friday June 21. Hunt’s last outing came under the same lights.
An entertaining eight-rounder saw him record a 25th victory, with a British Challenge strap on the line, by outpointing Ryan ‘Stewart’ Davies.
He now undertakes his 33rd bout, at 33 years old, during his 13th year as a pro having turned back with a first round wipe out of Ian Clyde way back in 2006.
The following 32 contests have seen him pick up another two stoppages, with two draws and five defeats, including four by TKO.
He claimed the area crown in 2015, seeing off Sullivan Mason over-the-distance, but lost it to Karl Wiggins later that year.
Hunt hasn’t given up hope of ever getting another shot at the title, which is now held by Kaisee Benjamin.
In the meantime, the man who is now becoming a veteran is happy enough just to get himself up and running once more.
He said: “When I beat Davies, I broke a knuckle in my hand in the first round, so that kept me out for five months. I couldn’t punch properly.
“I’ve had a few problems, such as with the tendons in my legs and my calf muscles still flare up from time to time.
“I just manage it right, for instance I’ll go out for a run one morning and then go swimming the next. I love exercising.
“Even when I’ve retired, I’ll still be in the gym. I’ll just be able to eat what I want! There’s no substitute for being in there, though.
“I’ve been fit again for a while and I’ve been offered things, like a 10-rounder but it was only on three weeks notice. Conor Benn was the name mentioned to me.
“I don’t mind taking hard fights, but I need a full camp and that, for me, is 10 weeks. I need to be ready for something like that.
“Instead, I’ve got this date in Stoke and it’s given me a lift. It’s a local show for me, as I’m only from Stafford, it’s a great venue and I like boxing there.
“I’m used to coming back after long lay-offs, I had 17 months off before I went in with Davies and I thought I was spot on that night.
“Ups and downs are part of the sport, so I know to take it in the right way. I’ve got a good following and that’s a part of what keeps me going.
“I’ve been the Midlands champion before and the guy who has got the belt now can give me a call, if he wants to make a defence.
“The more active you are, the better you perform. I just want to get the ring rust off and feel the thrill of fighting again.”
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.

Posted by in News on June 17, 2019
Davies back in action

Liam Davies is determined to catch the eye again when he returns to action on the back of his maiden TKO as a pro.
A buoyant Davies will step through the ropes for the third time this year, after making his debut in December.
Two spotless points wins, along with a stoppage have followed. He now features on BCB Promotions’ show at King’s Hall, in Stoke-on-Trent, on Friday June 21.
The 23-year-old super bantamweight hails from Donnington, a hamlet in the Shropshire town of Telford, and is a second-generation fighter.
He’s the son of Tristan Davies, who featured 15 times as a pro between 2004 and 2009 and won the Midlands lightweight title.
He decided to punch for pay after his 100th amateur contest, recording 78 wins and representing England at youth level, boxing out of his father’s Donnington gym.
He first punched for pay in Birmingham, outpointing busy Georgian Khvicha Gigolashvili by 40-36 points whitewash at the Holiday Inn Queensway.
His first action of 2019 came in February at Walsall Town Hall, where he bashed around Bulgaria’s Stefan Slavchev in another four-rounder.
Davies found some dynamite in his fists to twice put down Slavchev, who was relieved to see the final bell after using his guile to get there.
A resounding 40-34 over the distance result, with two extra points scored for the knockdowns, saw him find more meat in his gloves.
He returned to the same venue on May 11, where Nicaraguan-born Spaniard Pablo Narvaez was in the other corner.
A peach of a left hook dumped Narvaez on the canvas, a blow which led to the early finish of the contest in the second round.
Even his dad didn’t score a TKO during his pro career and the younger Davies is ready to step up the distance with a spring in his step.
He said: “It will be my first six-rounder and my first day before weigh-in, so I’m looking forward to it. I don’t mind doing the rounds.
“I really enjoyed the last one, the left hook that finished it was a good punch and we’d been working on that in the gym, so it was very satisfying.
“I kept telling everyone, in the run up, that I wanted to get a TKO, but all I really wanted to do was break him down and get the win.
“In my second fight, I dropped the lad and got too excited chasing the stoppage, to the point where I ended up smothering my own work.
“I took my time when the chance came along again, so that shows I’m learning all of the time and I just want to keep progressing.
“I think that I’ll be ready to box for a title early next year, the Midlands would be my first choice but I can still go for a Youth belt (with one of the world governing bodies).
“I’m keeping busy and I’ve got to stay fit, my dad has drilled that into me since I turned pro. I’m trying to build myself up and get better.
“I’m excited about the future and that makes me train harder. I know that if I keep looking good, I’ll earn respect.”
The main event at King’s Hall will see hometown hero Nathan Heaney, from Stoke, collide with Tom Stokes for the vacant Midlands middleweight title.
Heaney puts up his unbeaten record after racing to 6-0, with two TKOs, and hasn’t even lost a round as a pro so far.
Tom Stokes has previously challenged for the area crown at middleweight. The 24-year-old, from West Bromwich, is on the back of a win.
Stokes beat Chris Blaney, one of Ricky Hatton’s proteges, on points when they were a part of the BCB show at the Deco in Northampton.
Pro fight No 13 certainly wasn’t unlucky for Stokes, who improved his ledger to 11 victories with three in a row since back-to-back losses.
Luke Caci, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, is another product of the Orme gym in action and is unbeaten himself, with seven points successes.
The 29-year-old is maneuvering his way down to the super middleweight division, having boxed mostly at light heavy so far.
He hasn’t conceded a round so far as a pro and has a good grounding in the sport, having become a national titleist as an amateur.
The 29-year-old is maneuvering his way down to the super middleweight division, having boxed mostly at light heavy so far.
Former Midlands welterweight champion Rob Hunt hails from Stafford and will be undertaking his 33rd bout, at 33 years old.
Hunt, who has been a pro for 13 years, recorded his 25th and last victory under the King’s Hall lights, outpointing Ryan ‘Stewart’ Davies for British Challenge honours.
Swadlincote’s Connor Parker completes the card.
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.

Posted by in Breaking News on June 17, 2019
BCB Promotions are back in Dudley in July.

BCB return to Dudley next month with a superb Sunday lunchtime show.

Sunday Service features a host of boxers from RG Boxfit’s stable. Alex Florence, Lauren Johnson, Danny Ball and Connor Lee Jones all feature.

Kyle Williams and Liam Davies are also in action alongside Birmingham’s Kane Baker.

Tickets are on sale now from the boxers.

The former british Champion is hoping to add the Commonwealth strap to his list of honours.

Rowley Regis’ Jason Welborn is ready to prove, again, that he belongs on the big stage.


The 32 year-old takes on JJ Metcalf for the vacant Commonwealth super-welterweight championship at the First Direct Arena, Leeds this coming Saturday (June 15).


It will be Welborn’s fourth consecutive title fight after twice competing – and winning and retaining – the British Title last year before travelling to America to challenge Jarrett Hurd for his world titles in December.


The 12 round contest takes place on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s IBF world featherweight title defence against Kid Galahad but Welborn is hoping to steal the show with a knock out performance.


“Camp has gone well,” he told bcb-promotions.com. “I have carried on from where we left off following the Jarrett Hurd fight out in LA before Christmas.


“I’ve been worked away in the gym and waiting for the right opportunity to come my way. In JJ Metcalf, for the Commonwealth title, live on BT Sport; I think I’ve got that chance this weekend.


“I know he is 19-0 but that means nothing to me. I don’t think he’s ever been tested the way I will test him on Saturday night. It’s a great show to be a part of and I’m grateful to Frank Warren for having me on. When I win this belt, I’m sure he will have other plans for me.


“This is a lifestyle for me. I’m fit and ready. I had a taste of the big time out in LA and I’m hungry for more.”


The undercard press conference takes place at 1.00pm today at the Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds. The show is live on BT Sport on Saturday.

Welborn goes in search of title glory this weekend….

BCB’s recent world title challenger Jason Welborn will take on JJ Metcalf for the vacant Commonwealth super-welterweight championship at the First Direct Arena, Leeds this coming Saturday (June 15).


The exciting 12 rounder takes place on the undercard of Josh Warrington’s IBF world featherweight title defence against mandatory challenger, Kid Galahad.


It will be Welborn’s first fight since his brave world title challenge against IBF and WBA champion Jarrett Hurd in Los Angeles five months ago when he went down fighting in four rounds.


Welborn (24-7, 7KOs) had won five on the spin before that loss to one of boxing’s emerging stars.


That run included picking up the British middleweight title against fellow Albion fan Tommy Langford and then beating his local rival in a rematch.
Welborn, 32, has been a professional since December 2005, but the desire to get back fighting the best 154lb boxers in the world is still burning inside despite a long and successful career.


He said: “I felt brilliant and strong in there against Hurd and got caught by a brilliant shot. I left it all in there and did better than some British boxers who have been abroad.


“I thought about retiring, but I think there are a few good fights in me before I hang up my gloves.


“I felt I belonged at world level when I boxed Hurd and that is where I want to get back to in the next 12 months.


“JJ is a good prospect, a strong fighter and the kind of style I like to face so I won’t have to go looking for him.


“It is a great fight for me after the world title challenge, there is something to gain and it is on one of Frank Warren’s big cards of the year.
“It is not about the money now as I have a skip business that is goin

g well. I just want to get back to where I was before I boxed Hurd. If I do that, I make an impact.”


Liverpool’s Metcalf (19-0, 11 KOs) is the son of former world class super-lightweight Shea Neary and looking to follow in his dad’s footsteps.

The show will be aired live on BT Sport.

Ex pro Gray making strides as a trainer

BBCB Promotions are delighted to announce a partnership with former professional boxer, Kieron Gray, that will see a third BCB affiliated boxing gym open in the Midlands.

Slammer’s Boxing & Fitness Gym in association with BCB has now opened its doors and will compliment BCB’s headquarters in Wednesbury and satellite gym in Brownhills.

The Gym, Unit 2B Cockshutt Lane , Broseley, Shropshire, TF12 5NE, is open seven days a week with a range of classes from boxing for beginners, kids boxing, fitness workouts and private 1-2-1’s.

Monday’s is adult circuits between 8.00pm – 9.00pm, Tuesday is kids boxing between 6.30pm-8.30pm followed by adult boxing until 9.30pm, Wednesday is early morning HIIT work-out from 5.50am, Thursday is adult open gym 7.00pm – 9.00pm, Friday and Saturday is available for private hire, and Sunday’s is kids boxing 8.00am – 9.00am and adult boxing 9.00am – 10.00am.

‘Slammer’ as he was known during his pro career will also train professional boxers and already has Telford based pro, Dean Jones, on his books.

 “It’s great to be working with Kieron again,” explained BCB’s Head Trainer, Paul Mann. “He was an exceptional professional for BCB.

“He had 74 professional fights during a career that spanned a decade. He fought anyone and everyone and was a hard working, dedicated professional. Having him on board as a trainer is another positive step forward.”

“I’m excited and delighted,” added Gray. “I had a good pro career and now I want to share my knowledge and help people get better at the sport and also expand the professional arm of the gym.

“I’ve got Dean Jones who is a tough away fighter and gives anyone he steps in the ring with a good test. Now I have my own premises I can work on getting a few more signed up with BCB. 

“I worked with Errol (Johnson – Head of Boxing at BCB) for 10 years as one of his boxers; 74 fights later I’m doing what Errol and Paul did for me . Looking after my own fighters but even more has fell in to place and I’ve found a fantastic unit and transformed it in to one of the best boxing gyms around and under the best management team in the Midlands. I’m very excited of what the future holds for me, Dean and any fighters I get to train in the future.”

Anyone interested in joining Slammer’s Boxing & Fitness Gym in association with BCB can contact Kieron on 07811 132 170.

Will the winning run continue for Tom Stokes?

Tom Stokes will be determined to make the most of an unexpected second chance at the Midlands middleweight title later this month.


He has been called up to co-challenge with Nathan Heaney for the vacant crown, which has been relinquished by Tyler Denny.


It was Denny who outpointed Stokes in September 2017 to claim the strap, which he never ended up defending.


Hometown hero Heaney was due to take on Ryan Aston, who has pulled out. They were set to headline BCB Promotions’ show at King’s Hall, in Stoke-on-Trent, on Friday June 21.


Stokes, from West Bromwich, will now step in and take Aston’s place in the main event, with unbeaten Heaney standing between him and glory.
Heaney is Stoke born and bred and has raced to 6-0, with two stoppages, the last success coming over former Gennady Golovkin opponent Daniel Urbanski over eight rounds.

Stokes is also on the back of a win, though, and was already due to feature on the King’s Hall card in a keep-busy contest.


It will come 27 days after Stokes beat Chris Blaney, one of Ricky Hatton’s proteges, on points when they were a part of the BCB show at the Deco in Northampton.


He became only the second man to beat Blaney, who has been lined up for a shot at the Irish title, in outpointing him by a round, recording a 58-57 result.


Pro fight No 13 certainly wasn’t unlucky for Stokes, who improved his ledger to 11 victories with two in a row since back-to-back disappointments.
He racked up eight points successes and a maiden TKO, over Paul Hilz, before defeats to Denny and Nicky Jenman, the latter his only stoppage loss.
He’s rebuilt by vanquishing Lewis van Poetsch and Blaney on points and has now been handed a golden opportunity at the top of the bill.


Stokes said: “I was over the moon with my last win, I got a text with two weeks notice asking if I fancied it and I’d seen Blaney box before.


“It looked like a good 50-50, on paper, and it turned out to be close, so it was nice to have something go my way.


“I had nothing to lose, so I went for it and the gamble paid off. It was a bit scrappy, he was trying to be awkward and tie me up.


“I think he was trying to get his own shots off and then smother my work, but I kept going and felt like I deserved to get it.


“I’d seen him gas, in what I’d watched, so I was pretty confident that I could outwork him, even though I was only about 80 per cent fit.


“I had a couple of days off, after the fight, and then I was straight back on it. I’ll be 100 per cent by the time I get to Stoke and I want to take this shot with both hands.”


Another three supporting acts are scheduled to occupy the home corner and precede the title fight. Cole Johnson and Lauren Johnson no longer feature.


Luke Caci, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, is another product of the Orme gym in action and is unbeaten himself, with seven points successes.
The 29-year-old is maneuvering his way down to the super middleweight division, having boxed mostly at light heavy so far.


He hasn’t conceded a round so far as a pro and has a good grounding in the sport, having become a national titleist as an amateur.
The 29-year-old is maneuvering his way down to the super middleweight division, having boxed mostly at light heavy so far.


Former Midlands welterweight champion Rob Hunt hails from Stafford and will be undertaking his 33rd bout, at 33 years old.
Hunt, who has been a pro for 13 years, recorded his 25th and last victory under the King’s Hall lights, outpointing Ryan ‘Stewart’ Davies for British Challenge honours.


Liam Davies, from Donnington in Telford, is another hopeful making his way as a pro after success in the unpaid ranks.
The super bantamweight, 23, has already secured three wins, with his maiden TKO last time out with an impressive second round stoppage of Pablo Narvaez.
It came after two spotless points results in his favour, easing past Georgian Khvicha Gigolashvili by whitewash before bashing around Bulgaria’s Stefan Slavchev.
The son of former Midlands champion Tristan Davies previously racked up 100 amateur contests for his father’s Donnington Boxing Club and boxed for England.


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.

Heaney and Aston go toe-to-toe for Area glory later this month

Nathan Heaney is prepared to get into a shoot-out with Ryan Aston to decide who becomes the Midlands middleweight champion.
The hometown hero will co-challenge with Aston for the vacant area crown, which is up for grabs after being vacated by Tyler Denny.
Unbeaten Heaney will also defend his ‘0’ against the strong southpaw, who is from Dudley. They headline BCB Promotions’ show at King’s Hall, in Stoke-on-Trent, on Friday June 21.
Heaney definitely concedes pro experience to his rival, but did have a lengthy amateur career with South Staffs Boxing Club, where he took part in 90 bouts.
Aston was a decorated himself and boxed for England, before turning over and racking up 27 outings, with 20 wins and eight TKOs.
But he’s also failed in three attempts to claim a Midlands title and in trying to claim an IBF International bauble. His last action saw him shockingly lose to Anthony Fox on points.
The 27-year-old also has two draws on a storied paid ledger, but possesses power that cannot be written off.
Heaney agrees with this adage but has shown strength in his own six contests, all wins with two stoppages already in the bag.
‘The Hitman’ wiped out Sean Gorman and Martin Kabrhel, the latter inside and round, and has racked up the rounds in his other outings.
He’s never lost a round in any of the four points successes recorded and is on the back of an eight-round victory over Daniel Urbanski, who once shared a ring with Gennady Golovkin.
Heaney, the older man at age 30, feels like he’s on the rise and is determined to prove it by getting his hand raised on his own turf.
He said: “It’s a good match up, Ryan was a wicked amateur and, despite his losses, has plenty of wins and experience as a pro. I’ve got a lot of respect for the fighter he is.
“It feels like the new boy versus the veteran – and he’s younger than me! I need to prove that I’m on the lad that’s on the way up.
“The way I look at it, he’s had his setbacks and he’s been out for a year, but he might be rejuvenated after a break.
“There will still be hunger in him and he’ll be coming to win. Some people think this is too soon for me, that he’s been in the game for too long, but I’ll be ready.
“It’ll be interesting to see what he’s like on the night, but I’m expecting the best Ryan Aston. He won’t be complacent against me.
“I think it will be a great fight, as soon as it was mentioned to me I was like ‘I’ll have some of that.’ I need to step up and this is my chance.
“I don’t believe he’s shot but I’m confident that, if I do the right things, I’ll beat him. He’s strong, but what is he going to do if he gets caught?
“I’ve got a half decent engine and I can bang myself. I’ve stopped two out of six opponents, as a pro. I know what I can do.
“I don’t feel under pressure, I love that this in Stoke and at King’s Hall which, for me, is the best boxing venue in the Midlands.
“I’ll have all the ‘Stokeys’ in my corner and he’ll have his lot with him, so the atmosphere is going to be mad. I’ve got a great following.
“This is a good little platform to work from and it could put me on the map. If I can win the Midlands title, I’m only going to grow.”
Five supporting acts will precede the title fight and occupy the home corner.
Luke Caci, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, is another product of the Orme gym in action and is unbeaten himself, with seven points successes.
The 29-year-old is maneuvering his way down to the super middleweight division, having boxed mostly at light heavy so far.
Former Midlands welterweight champion Rob Hunt hails from Stafford and will be undertaking his 33rd bout, at 33 years old.
Hunt, who has been a pro for 13 years, recorded his 25th and last victory under the King’s Hall lights, outpointing Ryan ‘Stewart’ Davies for British Challenge honours.
Tom Stokes has previously challenged for the area crown at middleweight. The 24-year-old, from West Bromwich, is in double figures for wins having turned over at the age of just 19.
Liam Davies, from Donnington in Telford, is another hopeful making his way as a pro after success in the unpaid ranks.
The super bantamweight, 23, has already secured three wins, with his maiden TKO last time out with an impressive second round stoppage of Pablo Narvaez.
It came after two spotless points results in his favour, easing past Georgian Khvicha Gigolashvili by whitewash before bashing around Bulgaria’s Stefan Slavchev.
The son of former Midlands champion Tristan Davies previously racked up 100 amateur contests for his father’s Donnington Boxing Club and boxed for England.
Lauren Johnson, who hails from Willenhall near Wolverhampton, will lace on the gloves for the first time in a year and is going up a weight to super welter.
‘The Black Widow,’ 34, returns after claiming the eight-round British Challenge strap in her previous outing, by making it a hat-trick of paid points successes.
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.

Title action in June!

Nathan Heaney and Ryan Aston go head to head for the Midlands Area Middleweight Title next month.


Unbeaten Heaney will also defend his ‘0’ against the strong southpaw, who is from Dudley, after Tyler Denny vacated the belt last month.


They headline BCB Promotions’ show at King’s Hall, in Stoke-on-Trent, on Friday June 21.


“It’s a good fight between two good fighters,” explained BCB’s Head of Boxing, errol Johnsonb. “They are both BCB fighters and both will feel they have the advantage – Nathan as an unbeaten fighter and Ryan with his experience. It should be a real Fight of the Year Contender.”


Five supporting acts will precede the title fight


Luke Caci, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, is a product of the Orme Gym in action and is unbeaten himself, with seven points successes.
The 29-year-old is maneuvering his way down to the super middleweight division, having boxed mostly at light heavy so far.


Former Midlands Area Welterweight Champion Rob Hunt hails from Stafford and will be undertaking his 33rd bout, at 33 years old.
Hunt, who has been a pro for 13 years, recorded his 25th and last victory under the King’s Hall lights, outpointing Ryan ‘Stewart’ Davies for British Challenge honours.


Tom Stokes has previously challenged for the area crown at middleweight. The 24-year-old, from West Bromwich, is in double figures for wins having turned over at the age of just 19.


Liam Davies, from Donnington in Telford, is another hopeful making his way as a pro after success in the unpaid ranks.
The super bantamweight, 23, has already secured three wins, with his maiden TKO last time out with an impressive second round stoppage of Pablo Narvaez.
It came after two spotless points results in his favour, easing past Georgian Khvicha Gigolashvili by whitewash before bashing around Bulgaria’s Stefan Slavchev.
The son of former Midlands champion Tristan Davies previously racked up 100 amateur contests for his father’s Donnington Boxing Club and boxed for England.


Lauren Johnson, who hails from Willenhall near Wolverhampton, will lace on the gloves for the first time in a year and is going up a weight to super welter.
‘The Black Widow,’ 34, returns after claiming the eight-round British Challenge strap in her previous outing, by making it a hat-trick of paid points successes.


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.