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Posted by in Show Review on May 29, 2019

Nathan ‘Thunder’ Reeve fell short of his title dream after losing his blood bath of a bout to Craig Derbyshire on Saturday, 25th May writes Ben Gibson.

Reeve was fighting in his home town of Northampton at the Deco Theatre and was aiming to take home the BBBofC English Super Flyweight Title.

Reeve took on Craig Derbyshire – an opponent that he had previously beaten at the Deco – however, he was unsuccessful this time around.
After a clash of heads in the first round Reeve began to bleed and throughout the bout the pair where exchanging blows causing cuts and damage to each other.

Derbyshire rocked Reeve a number of times and was the more pressing fighter, throwing a number of punches that caused Reeve to retreat and rely on his counter punches.

Whilst it was a close fight and Reeve did not back down, Derbyshire’s dominance shone through to the judges with all three of them going his way.

Derbyshire’s unanimous decision took his record to 7 wins with 27 losses and three draws, whilst this loss has taken Reeves record to 12 wins and 3 losses.

It was back to winning ways for Northampton’s Kieron Conway after his defeat during the third season of Ultimate Boxxer on the 10 May.
Just 15 days after his defeat Conway stepped back into the ring and beat Harry Matthews on a points decision in their entertaining bout.
Conway looked in fine form after pushing Matthews to his limits during their four rounder that was refereed by Kevin Parker.
The Northampton boxer looked at ease whilst he was in the ring moving effortlessly and closing Matthews down at any opportunity.
With the home crowd behind Conway he made his return to the ring a memorable one whilst showing off his punching power, his proficiency and his ring knowledge.

The second title winner of the night was Josh Baillie after he forced Leo D’Erlanger to retire in his corner before the fourth round began.
Baillie won the BBBofC Midlands Area super featherweight title with ease on Saturday and in a show of dominance.
From the first bell Baillie looked like the stronger fighter and rocked D’Erlanger a number of times with some smooth and powerful shots.
During the third round D’Erlanger looked defeated and broken and once he took the stool the drive to step up for the next round was gone from him.
Baillie had out boxed, outperformed and out classed D’Erlanger in just three rounds.
Before this retirement D’Erlanger seemed to apply pressure during the fight at times however, he was no match for the power and dominance that Baillie possessed.

In an incredibly close bout Tom Stokes was named victorious after his match with Chris Blaney ended 58-57.
Chris the ‘Ginja Ninja’ Blaney who is boxing out of Ricky Hatton’s gym was hoping to return to the ring a victor after his draw against Owen Jobburn at the start of this month.
However, it was the 10 and 2 (now 11 and 2) fighter Tom Stokes who got the win at the Deco.
Stokes and Blaney both tried to get in close with each other at times and this resulted in a number of clinches that the ref separated.
With both trying to take the fight to the inside and get in close it quickly became a matter of which fighter was more dominant.
Stokes continued to push forward and pressured Blaney throughout the bout but was caught off guard at times.
This incredibly close fight saw both men get rocked and whist Stokes walked away victorious he did so in one of the best fights of the night.

Finally, Curtis Felix Jr took MJ Hall the distance and won on a points decision.
Felix did not win easily however, as Hall constantly pressed and applied pressure to Felix, however, Curtis’s cat like movements allowed him to easily avoid Hall’s shots.

Images – MSN Images/Manjit Narotra.

Fights available to watch here – filmed by Max Miller: http://bcb-promotions.com/videos/


Chris Blaney will have the bit between his teeth as he looks to get back to winning ways in Northampton tomorrow when he takes on BCB Tom Stokes.
The Manchester-based Irishman returns to action just 20 days after his last outing, where he boxed to a draw with old rival Owen Jobburn.
He features on BCB Promotions’ bill at the Deco with fight night set for Saturday May 25.
His previous bout was a second battle with Jobburn, the first a three-round success for Blaney during a Last Man Standing Prizefighter-type tournament staged in Dublin last year.
Their rematch took place at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, where they played out a 38-38 stalemate after four keenly-contested sessions.
It came after 11 victories, with three TKOs, and one defeat for Blaney, who was also beaten unanimously by Jack Cullen in that Last Man Standing affair.
The 27-year-old has already had a belt strapped to his waist, seeing off Matiouze Royer over the distance for the BUI Celtic crown.
He can call upon one of the best in his corner, as he’s coached by former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton.
‘The Ginger Ninja’ has lined up a September clash with JJ McDonagh, for full Irish honours, and wants a couple of warm-up affairs to get him ready.
Jobburn proved to be a stubborn hurdle and Blaney is expecting more of the same at the Deco, where he will be smarting going into battle.
He said: “I was a bit gutted about the draw, no boxer wants anything other than the win, but I have to move on. There’s a plan to stick to.
“I like Jobburn, he’s a nice lad and I get on with him, and I can’t see any reason why we can’t box a third time. That would be a good way to settle it.
“I knew he was going to be tough, but that’s what I want from all of my opponents now. I’m expecting the same in Northampton.
“I paid the price for a poor last round, instead of boxing him I stood there and fought and let him outwork me. I still thought I’d done enough to win, based on the rest of the fight.
“Ricky was good about it, he told me that we all have bad nights. I’d been doing all of the right things, in the gym, I just didn’t do them in the ring.
“There’s nothing I can about it now, apart from put on a better performance in Northampton. I’ve got a point to prove now.
“Hopefully, I can win and win well, I’m looking to get out again in July and then we move to the Irish title. That’s the sort of prize I’m in the game for.
“I want to be a champion over and over again and if I can the Irish, it would put me in the top 15 middleweights in Europe.
“It’s important that I’m at my best for that, so I want as much ring time as I can before that. In Northampton, you’ll get a much better display from me.”
The main event at the Deco will pit Northampton’s own Nathan Reeve against Craig Derbyshire for the English super flyweight title.
The Far Cotton Boxing Club graduate, who has previously challenged for English honours at flyweight, tackles the two-weight Central area champion, from Doncaster, over 10 rounds.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £35 standard, £50 on the balcony and £65 ringside, the latter option to include a buffet. For more information and to buy, contact the boxers.

Baillie Hoping To Add To His Strap Collection

Josh Baillie insists he won’t be found wanting after landing a surprise shot at the Midlands super featherweight title.
Baillie and Leo D’Erlanger have been paired for a crack at the now vacant crown, which has been relinquished by James Beech Jr.
The 10-rounder makes up one of two battles for a belt on BCB Promotions’ bill at the Deco in Northampton, with fight night set for Saturday May 25.
It came as a shock to Tamworth-based Baillie, who is originally from Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, but one he intends to capitalise on.
The 33-year-old has an erratic pro record of five wins and five defeats, but has boxed far and wide including long trips overseas.
‘The Boss’ travelled to Australia for his first three fights, winning two with a debut TKO. Only future national champion Miles Zalewski got the better of him, on points.
Baillie then went to China to take on Can Xu, losing a narrow points call to a man who went on to become a WBA Oceania and International titleist.
He returned to England to resume his career and outpointed Qasim Hussain and Alex Hughes, falling to his first stoppage defeat in the third to Lee Appleyard in-between.
He lifted an eight-round British Challenge strap in his next outing, by retirement after five rounds with opponent Manny Zaber suffering a cut.
A second TKO loss then came in the third against Marco McCullough, before a spell on the sidelines that would last until earlier this month.
Baillie took a short-notice affair against John Green, which went the full six rounds. He again lost, but pinched a round on the score-cards along the way.
It turned out to be a warm-up for London-born D’Erlanger, himself a veteran at the age of 35. His co-challenger has racked up 14 pro bouts with nine wins, two losses and three draws.
‘The Lion,’ who is originally from the capital but now resides in Banbury, Oxfordshire, now presents an obstacle Baillie must overcome to make his dreams come true.
He said: “It’s brilliant news and really unexpected, I’ve been in and around contention for the Midlands title before but now it’s finally come off.
“Things pop up in boxing, so you always have to be ready to go. I intend to grab this chance, with both hands, and run with it.
“I boxed earlier this month and, although I lost, I was glad to be in there again. I hadn’t boxed in 18 months and that’s a long time to be out of the ring,
“I’d lined a few things up, there were three fights in London that didn’t come off so I ended up going to Newcastle on two days notice.
“I was a bit rusty early on and I certainly couldn’t get into it, to start with. I kept getting myself into position and not pulling the trigger.
“Something seemed to click, in the fourth round, and I gave it a good go from there. I came alive and took to him, as well as I could.
“I think I could have had him, had it been an eight-rounder, so I took positives and that’s all that matters to me.
“Records are for DJs, if you look at who I’ve lost to then you’ll know I’m not afraid to take tough fights away from home. I’m fearless, in that respect.
“I know he’s a good little boxer and he’ll be well up for this one, but so will I. Some people will expect him to walk through me, but I know he won’t.
“I’ve got a good team around me, who I’ve got every faith in, so we’ll get our tactics right and come up with a game-plan to follow.
“If I don’t give this opportunity my best shot, I won’t be able to sleep peacefully at night. All I’m thinking of is walking away with that belt.”
The main event at the Deco will pit Northampton’s own Nathan Reeve against Craig Derbyshire for the English super flyweight title.
The Far Cotton Boxing Club graduate, who has previously challenged for English honours at flyweight, tackles the two-weight Central area champion, from Doncaster, over 10 rounds.
Two Northampton cohorts feature elsewhere on the card in the home corner, along with Ricky Hatton’s protege Chris Blaney.
Welter Curtis Felix Jr has notched eight victories and is undefeated, including a stoppage of Jack Green on his paid bow.
His older brother Dominic Felix, who his nine years his senior at age 39, resumes his efforts at light heavyweight with a win, loss and a draw on his record.
Middleweight Blaney, who will have former two-weight world champion Hatton in his corner, returns to action just 20 days after his last outing.
‘The Ginger Ninja,’ who has been lined up for a shot at the Irish crown, boxed to a draw with Owen Jobburn. It came after 11 victories, with three TKOs, and just one defeat.
Tickets are on sale now priced at £35 standard, £50 on the balcony and £65 ringside, the latter option to include a buffet. For more information and to buy, contact the boxers.

Leo D’Erlanger insists winning the Midlands super featherweight title will represent just the start of his glories.


D’Erlanger and Josh Baillie and Leo D’Erlanger have been paired for a crack at the now vacant crown, which has been relinquished by James Beech Jr.
The 10-rounder makes up one of two battles for a belt on BCB Promotions’ bill at the Deco in Northampton, with fight night set for Saturday May 25.


Both men are based in the Midlands, but were born elsewhere. Londoner D’Erlanger lives in Banbury, Oxfordshire, with Baillie residing in Tamworth but originally from Barrow-in-Furness.


It could prove to be an interesting clash, with the co-challengers currently presenting erratic pro records. D’Erlanger is the more experienced, after 14 bouts.


‘The Lion’ has won nine of those contests, with a solitary early finish after Mirsad Ahmeti retired after just two rounds.


His eight points successes have come over distances as long as eight rounds, where he defeated Qasim Hussain for an International Masters strap.


Another of those victories came under the Deco lights, vanquishing Inderpreet Gill by a four-round whitewash in 2017. Now comes a bona-fide title opportunity.


One of his two defeats came by first round retirement, due to a broken bone in his hand, against Muheeb Fazeldin, who he had previously drawn with.
That was one of three stalemates, the others with Ryan McNicol, who he would later beat in a rematch, and Russ Midgley.


His one loss came in the seventh of an eight-rounder against Joe Ducker, but he’s bounced back with verdicts over Ivan Godor and Andy Harris since.
D’Erlanger honed his skills in a Northampton gym, representing Kings Heath Boxing Club 36 times with 25 wins to show for it.


The 35-year-old trains on weekdays under the tutelage of Dominic and John Ingle in Sheffield, where the likes of Kid Galahad is a sparring partner.


Standing in his way on fight night will be Baillie, 33, who has five victories and five defeats, with two won and lost inside the distance.


D’Erlanger said: “I want a bit of consistency from my boxing now, I’ve had my setbacks but I cannot afford to let this opportunity pass me by.


“I’ve come back from defeat before and, after the last time, I told my team that I wanted to get a couple of wins and then go after a title.


“That’s exactly what’s happening, so I’m happy. I think I can go further than the Midlands, too, so this might be just the start of something.


“I can go for this area belt, because I’m recognised as a Midlands boxer and where I live in Banbury is on the border.


“I want that title and then to go on to bigger and better things, I beat some good fighters, as an amateur, and I’ll do it again.


“I never won a national title there, so I’m determined to put that right as a pro. I came into boxing late, so I need for things to happen quickly.


“I wasn’t allowed to take up the sport until after I left school, because I had ADHD, but I still feel like I’ve got a lot of time left. You’re as young as you feel.


“If I can win this, I’ll be looking at the English next and then onto the British and Commonwealth titles. That’s always been the dream for me.


“I’ve trained hard for this, I’ve got great coaches and had some great sparring, so I should be at my best. I’m determined to show my skills and prove to people how good I am.”


The main event at the Deco will pit Northampton’s own Nathan Reeve against Craig Derbyshire for the English super flyweight title.


The Far Cotton Boxing Club graduate, who has previously challenged for English honours at flyweight, tackles the two-weight Central area champion, from Doncaster, over 10 rounds.


Three Northampton cohorts feature elsewhere on the card in the home corner, along with Ricky Hatton’s protege Chris Blaney who takes on Black Country boy Tom Stokes.


Kieron Conway makes a quickfire return to the ring, all of 15 days after competing in the Ultimate Boxxer competition, a Prizefighter-like affair, at middleweight.


Conway was the pre-favourite tournament and gave a good account of himself, outpointing Kaan Hawes unanimously before bowing out on a split to Derrick Osaze in the semi-final.


Welter Curtis Felix Jr has notched eight victories and is undefeated, including a stoppage of Jack Green on his paid bow.


His older brother Dominic Felix, who his nine years his senior at age 39, resumes his efforts at light heavyweight with a win, loss and a draw on his record.


Middleweight Blaney, who will have former two-weight world champion Hatton in his corner, returns to action just 20 days after his last outing.
‘The Ginger Ninja,’ who has been lined up for a shot at the Irish crown, boxed to a draw with Owen Jobburn. It came after 11 victories, with three TKOs, and just one defeat.


Stokes will be in the opposite and has previously challenged for the Midlands middleweight title.


The 24-year-old, from West Bromwich, will be looking for his 11th victory from 13 pro contest, with a drop down to super welter likely to be in the offing.


Tickets are on sale now priced at £35 standard, £50 on the balcony and £65 ringside, the latter option to include a buffet. For more information and to buy, contact the boxers.

Posted by in Show Review on May 14, 2019

The Home corner went home happy on Saturday evening as BCBPromotions staged their latest show at Walsall Town Hall writes Henri Bujard.


Amy Timlin emerged victorious on her professional bow at the ‘Showtime’ boxing event, while fellow debutant Ruben Campbell and BCB favourites Kane Baker, Kelcie Ball, Ricky Summers and Liam Davies also came out on top.


The opening fight of the night saw Birmingham’s Kane Baker take on Andy Harris, a fight Kane would dominated from start to finish to record a 40-36 win on referee for the evening Kevin Parker’s scorecard.


The much anticipated debut of Ruben Campbell, son of former professional boxer Ray ‘Razza’ Campbell took centre stage in the following bout.


With his Dad by his side and ex-professionals Lindon Scarlett and Shaun Cooper alsoin his corner, the 28-year-old from Brierley Hill made his way to the ring with only victory on his mind.


The Super Lightweight prospect didn’t disappoint, earning a 40-38 points win after a good first fight against a tough and determined MJ Hall.
One debut followed another as Featherweight prospect and ex-kickboxer Amy Timlin stepped up next against Bulgaria’s Roz Mari Sylanova.


As with any fighter making their professional debut, a mix of excitement and nerves was to be expected going in to the fight, however these usual pre conceptions were soon put to bed as the first bell rang for the start of the fight.Straight from the off, a concentrated and determined Amy, from Southam, showed no signs of nervousness and stalked her opponent round the ring, carefully picking her shots.


As a result of a clever game plan against a tricky fighter, Amy was awarded a 40-35 points victory over her frustrating opponent and now looks ahead to fighting a second pro fight in the coming months.


Following on from two successful debut bouts, the home crowd were treated to arguably the best fight of the evening when Conah Walker and Nathan Bendon squared off.


After six rounds of tireless action, Wolverhampton’s Walker was justly awarded the win by the judges who scored the fight 58-56.


Ricky Summers, Liam Davies and Kelcie Ball all followed suite and made sure to complete a full house of home victories.


Tipton’s Summers dispatched of the ever dangerous Harry Matthews 60-54 whilst Ball got up from a flash knockdown to dominate Louis Van Poetsch to record a 58-55 win. Davies recorded a first career KO as he stopped Nicaragua’s Pablo Narvaez inside two rounds.


Images (c) Manjit Narotra/MSN

Two titles up for grabs in Northampton

Josh Baillee will challenge Leo D’Arlanger for the vacant Midlands Area Super Featherweight Title in Northampton on Saturday, 25th May.

Current holder, James Beech Jr, has vacated the belt as he goes in search of titles at his lower weight. To confirm, James Beech Jr no longer fights at Walsall Town Hall this weekend.

Craig Morris Goes In Search Of English Strap This Weekend

Craig Morris believes prevailing from his battle in Bolton with the English super welterweight title will put him back on the map.
He faces a potentially make-or-break contest away from home for the vacant crown against hometown favourite Jack Flatley.
The two will duel for the belt last held by Morris’ BCB Promotions stable-mate Adam Harper, on a show staged by Steve Wood.
Fight night will come at the Bolton Whites Hotel on Saturday May 11, with Morris in buoyant mood about the opportunity.
The boxing pride of the little town of Ludlow in Shropshire is a former Midlands area champion at welter with 11 wins, three by TKO, from his 14 pro contests.
The 27-year-old has only been beaten twice and both in title situations, with one technical draw after he suffered a cut early on against Andy Keates last year.
He relinquished area honours against Ryan Fields in 2017, with his one stoppage loss in dramatic fashion against Scott Fitzgerald nine months ago.
Morris appeared to be ahead and heading for an over-the-distance success, until Fitzgerald pulled a 10th and final round stoppage out of the hat.
Fitzgerald went on to thwart Olympian Anthony Fowler on a split decision, with Morris’ performance against him earning him plaudits even in defeat.
The Shropshire southpaw has previously beaten capable adversaries such as Nathan McIntosh and Ryan Martin, the latter earning him an IBO Continental bauble.
The next to stand in his way will be Flatley, aged 24, who is undefeated after 14 wins from 15 pro outings, with one draw in an eight-rounder against Troy Williamson.
Flatley has never been past that distance with Morris, having completed 10 sessions on three occasions, feeling that could be a factor.
He said: “This is it for me, if I can win the English title then people will have to take notice of me and I think I’m in a good position to do that.
“I don’t want to jinx anything, but I’ve had a great camp and I’ve got the experience from my career to know the championship rounds.
“I don’t really study my opponents, but I’ve watched a few clips of him and I know he’s a decent lad, with an unbeaten record.
“I’ve had more of a grounding in title fights, though, and I’m hoping that will tell on the night. It’s a tough test, but I’m confident I can come out on top.
“I’ve got to go up there and take him on in front of his own fans, but they can’t get in the ring with him. He’s the one under pressure, I’ve just got to perform.
“My plan is to try and nick the rounds and, if the chance comes along it, perhaps even get the job done early. I’m stronger than my record suggests.
“I’ve proved that I belong at a decent level, I’ve proved that even when I’ve lost and particularly with Fitzgerald.
“My phone went daft after he beat Fowler, it was a big win for him but Fowler didn’t do a lot of the things I did against him.
“If you asked Fitzgerald, he’d tell you himself that I did better than Fowler, even if I didn’t see the final bell in the end.
“I’ve watched it back a few times since, my corner had me up by a couple of rounds and I was told the official did, too. The stoppage changed everything.”

Posted by in News on May 7, 2019
Ruben Campbell set for pro bow

Ruben Campbell is determined to get the family name going in pro boxing again as he follows in his father’s footsteps.
Dad Ray ‘Razza’ Campbell racked up three outings himself, as a super lightweight, between 1991 and 1992.
The elder Campbell hung up his gloves to care for his four children, later returning to boxing to pass on his experience as a coach.
He’ll be in the corner when son Ruben turns over at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday May 11, on the BCB Promotions offering titled ‘Showtime.’
Also leading him into battle will be two more ex-pros, Lindon Scarlett and Shaun Cooper, and the team have been hard at work inside Coops Boxing Camp in Brierley Hill.
Ruben’s only previous grounding has come on the unlicensed circuit, where he was unbeaten with nine wins from 10 contests, the other a draw.
The 28-year-old has been completely focused on the next task in hand, but admits he’ll have to make sure the occasion doesn’t get the better of him.
He said: “I’ve always been in and around the gym, but I never really had a bout until I did white collar. I won nine out of 10 there and drew the other one, so I did well.
“I’m on the path with boxing now, even if it has come a little late, and this sport is in my blood. My dad loves the game and so do I.
“He’s told me to get myself fit and keep calm when I get there, but I’m sure a bit of nerves will kick in. That’s only natural.
“It’s a big night for me, so I’m expecting to have a few butterflies and, all through camp, this fight has been the only thing in my mind.
“I’ve got a good team around me, though, who can tell me from experience the right and wrong way to do things. I’ve just got to listen to my coaches.
“To have dad, Linden and Shaun in my corner gives me that little bit of reassurance that I need. I know the advice is always going to be spot on.
“I haven’t boxed in a year and a half, so there might be some ring rust for me to get off but I’ve trained hard for this one.
“The British Boxing Board of Control sent people down to watch me before they’d give me a pro licence, so I must have done something right.
“I’ll be starting at welter, in time I’m hoping to get down to super lightweight but we’ll see how it goes. It depends on where I feel strong.
“I’ve got to do the business on May 11 and I’m game enough to get the job done. I’ve got to keep the family name going now!”
Ricky Summers, with new trainer Spencer McCracken in his corner for the first time, features elsewhere on the Town Hall card as he looks to get back to winning ways.
Summers, from Tipton but now a resident of Wombourne in Wolverhampton, has challenged for the British light heavyweight title and wants another opportunity.
Kelcie Ball, from Dordon in Warwickshire, is also in action for his first outing as a member of the BCB stable.
‘Cannon’ Ball got nine wins under his belt, with one stoppage, before unsuccessfully challenging for the Midlands super welterweight crown.
A reigning area champion, lightweight boss Kane Baker, engages in another keep-busy contest with a second of 2019.
Brummie Baker, from Bartley Green, defeated Ishmael Ellis to win the vacant strap in December and now undertakes his 16th pro outing, looking for an 11th victory.
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 two points results in his favour, having only turned over late last year.
The son of former Midlands champion Tristan Davies racked up 100 amateur contests for his father’s Donnington Boxing Club and boxed for England.
Another debutant, Amy Timlin, complete the line-up. Timlin travels from Southam in Warwickshire to turn over.
Teenager Timlin, who is just 19, switched sports from kickboxing, where she won a host of titles, and will become a part of the featherweight division.
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 May 6, 2019
The Wolf fights in Walsall this weekend

Conah Walker agrees that moving to five wins without reply in the welterweight division would make for the perfect birthday present.
The unbeaten prospect, from Wolverhampton, has four victories under his belt as a pro with two TKOs already to his credit.
‘The Wolf now features on BCB Promotions’ show at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday, 11th May.
Walker will turn 24 on the 22nd but will still be preparing for a second six-round contest after stepping up the sessions.
He will have a boxing legend among the presence in his corner, as he’s coached by two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton.
His previous outing saw him end proceedings early against Arvydas Trizno, who was planted on the canvas and counted out during the third round.
A debut success over Jan Korec ended by stoppage, in the fourth, with points results over Rudolf Durica and Kevin McCauley also on his ledger.
He’s 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: “I was happy with my last performance, I got him out of there in the third and I didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. He didn’t land a punch on me.
“I was actually planning to let my hands go after that, but the chance came along and I knew that shot would come.
“I hit him to the top of the head, he was moaning it was an illegal punch but it certainly wasn’t behind the head.
“I’m doing a six-rounder again and maybe I need to go that distance. We’ll see what happens, as long as perform then I’ll be satisfied.
“Perhaps I shouldn’t be taking them out there, all of the time, but people want excitement and I’ll struggle to resist the temptation of providing that.
“I can’t complain about how things are going, I’ve had a chat with Ricky in the gym about having a couple more fights and then seeing where I am.
“The borderline for title fights is 10-0, really, but it might come a bit sooner if I went for something like the Midlands.
“I’ll be keeping my eyes open for belts, but I need to keep on winning and I’m looking forward to boxing at Walsall Town Hall
“It’s my birthday 11 days later, so hopefully I’ll be able to celebrate properly when the show is over and done with.”
Ricky Summers, with new trainer Spencer McCracken in his corner for the first time, features elsewhere on the Town Hall card as he looks to get back to winning ways.
Summers, from Tipton but now a resident of Wombourne in Wolverhampton, has challenged for the British light heavyweight title and wants another opportunity.
Midlands Area Lightweight Champion, Kane Baker, is also back in action against Plymouth’s Des Newton.
Kelcie Ball, from Dordon in Warwickshire, is also in action for his first outing as a member of the BCB stable.
‘Cannon’ Ball got nine wins under his belt, with one stoppage, before unsuccessfully challenging for the Midlands super welterweight crown.
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 two points results in his favour, having only turned over late last year.
The son of former Midlands champion Tristan Davies racked up 100 amateur contests for his father’s Donnington Boxing Club and boxed for England.
Black Country girl Kirstie Bavington, from Wolverhampton, is gathering some momentum since joining up with coach Shaun Cooper at Coops Boxing Camp in Brierley Hill.
‘Bavvo’ could only draw with Borislava Goranova on her paid bow at welter, but has since outpointed Elaine Greenan and halted Katarina Vistica in two.
Two debutants, Amy Timlin and Ruben Campbell, complete the line-up. Timlin travels from Southam in Warwickshire to turn over.
Teenager Timlin, who is just 19, switched sports from kickboxing, where she won a host of titles, and will become a part of the featherweight division.
Second generation fighter Campbell, from Dudley, will join the same super lightweight ranks where dad Ray ‘Raza’ Campbell featured himself in the early 1990s.
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.

BCB’s Danny Ball
WBC Youth Champion, Jon Miguez

Kingswinford’s Danny Ball travels to Spain next month to challenge for the World Boxing Council Youth Intercontinental Welterweight Title.

22 year-old Ball (8-0-1) takes on Jon Miguez (10-0), also 22, at the Bilbao Arena on Saturday, 8th June.

Míguez won the belt in February as he defeated Ukrainian Vasyl Kurasov in Bilbao. Ball’s last outing was March as he drew with Kaisee Benjamin for the Midlands Area Title in a fight many ringside thought he won.

“I can’t wait,” Ball told bcb-promotions.com. “It’s fights like these that I am in the sport for. I respect Miguez but I’m going into his backyard to take the belt and bring in back to the Black Country.”


The show is being promoted by MGZ Promotions.