A quintet of Black Country boxers were in action at the venue in Dudley on Friday on BCB Promotions’ ‘Vengeance at the Venue II’ writes Martin Mullender.
Tipton super welterweight Dale flute topped the bill against Leicester’s George Rogers over four rounds.
Flute used his boxing abilities to gain victory by taking control of the centre of the ring and putting together lovely combinations throughout to record a 39-37 win on Chris Dean’s scorecard.
Stafford’s Ashley Pettigrew made his pro bow against Bicester’s Sultan Ahmed.
The popular super welterweight didn’t look out of place after making the step from white collar. Pettigrew started the fight extremely fast with his quick footwork and mixing his shots up from head to body and creating angles that Ahmed was finding hard to deal with. The bell for the end of the first round went and Ahmed was in a bad way with blood pouring from his nose and very timidly making his way back to the corner. The bell for the second went and Pettigrew went up a gear by allowing himself space to put spiteful shots together which really started to take its toll resulting in Chris Dean stopping this one after 1:46 of the second round.
Fellow debutant James Scarrott also got off to a winning start. The Worcester boxer outpointed Lancashire’s Dean Wilkinson 40-36.
Fellow Worcester fighter – welterweight Tom Brennan – was pushed all the way by Brierley Hill’s Matt Hall. Brennan moved to 4-2 after referee Kevin parker scored his four round contest with Hall 39-37. The 29 year-old is eying an Area belt by the end of 2022.
After successive draws, Traian Toudasache was hoping to make it third time lucky as he stepped in with Leeds’ Jamie Wright.
It wasn’t to be though as the Wolverhampton-based Italian recorded a third consecutive draw. Wright started the contest well, utilising his jab and keeping Toudasache at bay.
The Italian, a nurse by day, grew into the fight into the latter rounds but didn’t do enough on Kevin Parker’s scorecard to take a first win as this one ended 38-38.