Kane Baker and James Beech finished the year with wins as they look to return to title action in 2022.
The Midland duo were in action – alongside Liam O’Hare and Lenny Evans – on BCB Promotions’ final show of the year at the H Suite, Birmingham, on Sunday evening.
Super featherweight Baker, making his third appearance in as many months, topped the bill against Luke Fash.
The popular Brummie has recently linked up with trainer Spencer McCracken Jr and looked to showcase what he had been working on against the experienced Fash.
He certainly did that as he went to straight to work against the Hull man. Baker was much the busier and targeted Fash’s body at every opportunity. It paid dividends for the self-named ‘Boxing Fan With A License’ as Fash, complaining of a rib injury, was pulled out at the end of the third round. Baker moves to 17-8 and will be targeting big fights in the New Year no doubt.
Beech has now recorded back-to-back wins since his July loss to Chris Bourke for the WBC International Super Bantamweight Title.
The Bloxwich boxer followed up his September victory over Dean Jones with an equally comprehensive 40-36 victory on referee-for-the-evening Shaun Messer’s scorecard against Shrewsbury’s Luke Merrifield. The two-weight Midlands champion will be eying another title tilt in early 2022.
Shrewsbury’s Lenny Evans returned to the ring for the first time in three-and-a-half years as he took on Brierley Hill’s MJ Hall.
Welterweight Evans boxed well and blew away the ring rust to record a routine 40-36 win and move to 3-0.
Hereford middleweight Liam O’Hare kicked off his pro career by taking on a man stepping in the ring for the 248th time. O’Hare bested the evergreen Kevin McCauley 40-36 to get off to a winning start to life in the paid ranks.
James Beech (c) Dexter Hastings
Kane Baker, Liam O’Hare and Lenny Evans (c) MSN Images/Manjit Narotra