Words – Paul Webb
Pictures – Michael Ault
Jermaine Osbourne Edwards kept his unbeaten record with another impressive showing in front of his fans beating Paul Scaife 60-54. It was the 33 year old from Wolvermpton’s first fight over the six round distance and he had to show patience and ring craft against an awkward opponent. The ‘Kundalini King’ gave huge credit to coach Richie Carter and they look a formidable duo.
Exciting prospect Ashlee Eales made light work of Martin Shaw stopping him after two rounds of the scheduled six. The Nuneaton boxer promised excitement and he delivered, dropping Shaw heavily late in the second. There was a bit of confusion if the fight had been stopped but it was rightly waved off with Shaw unable to come out for the third.
After a lengthy time out of the ring Ricky Summers made a winning return against the durable Latvian Edgar Sneidze taking it 59-55 on referee Shaun Messer’s card.The 34 year old from Tipton knows tougher tests are to come and he will be hoping to get another shot at a domestic title next.
Francy Luzoho had a tougher than expected night against Karl Sampson but his class come through taking a 39-38 decision. The Irishman who has made the Midlands his second home wanted a challenge and Sampson gave him plenty to think about early on catching him with numerous right hands. Luzoho’s trainer Shiny Singh made the necessary adjustments and Luzoho finished the fight strongly, rightfully getting the nod on the cards.
Sam Daly picked up his second win as a professional against the hugely experienced Paul Cummings. The Northampton based boxer looked razor sharp throughout the four rounds, showing excellent hand speed and solid jab taking the decision 40-36.
Dylan Norman got off to a winning start under new trainer Wayne Elcock beating Stu Greener 39-38. The 22 year old from Knowle boxed nicely off the backfoot landing some excellent body punches throughout against Greener who has mixed it with some of the sports best prospects.