BCB Promotions are set to round out another brilliant year of shows by returning to the Eastside Rooms in Birmingham for a packed card featuring two Midlands Area Title fights on December 20th.
Northampton’s Michael Stephenson will be making the first defence of his Midlands light heavyweight belt he won back in March when he soundly outpointed Andy Owen at the Hangar Events Venue in Wolverhampton. His opponent on the 20th is the unbeaten Cliff Henry who has racked up four straight wins since turning professional last February. Stephenson represents a big step up in opposition but the 42-year-old serving soldier feels more than ready for the challenge.
Droitwich’s Sian O’Toole is really starting to make some noise after two perfect points wins over Amy Greatorix and Karina Szmalenberg. The full time Maths teacher will be stepping up to the championship distance when she faces Beccy Ferguson for the vacant Midlands featherweight title.
The 33-year-old Ferguson is on a three fight winning streak and has previously challenged for the Midlands title at super featherweight, going the distance with Vicki Wilkinson last November.
Brandon Bethell managed to steal plenty of headlines is his debut bout on the Ryan Kelly River Wilson-Bent under card. The 22-year-old from Wolverhampton blew away Logan Paling inside a round with some rib crunching body shots. The TMA Academy is on a real high at the moment and Gavin Burrows looks to have another gem on his hands.
Another boxer entering the ring for the second time is Coventry’s Jamie Edwards, who like Bethell, made an explosive start to life in the paid ranks becoming the first man to stop Stefan Vincent, which he did inside two rounds. It was an eye-catching performance but not a shock to his army of fans who made plenty of noise and are sure to do so again at the Eastside Rooms.
Nico Ogbeide rounds out the card, just like Bethell and Edwards he also made his debut this year with a comfortable points win in October in Birmingham against Logan Paling. The 29-year-old from Bordesley Green has plenty of experience in the unlicenced circuit but has adjusted well to life under the Queensbury rules and will be looking to end his year with a bang.
Tickets are available now priced £40 standard and £80 VIP.