So last weekend and the week following were more domestictastic than world beaters but we still had some good fights, honest contests and despite the shadow of the circus coming to an 02 in London, plenty to discuss.
Firstly, at home and on Saturday the 28th of April in Brentwood super lightweight Sean Creagh did not end up facing Kirkintilloch’s Ally Black but drew instead on points with Idris Hill. Not what he would have wanted at all.
Over in Derby BIBA brought super middleweight action for the PBC international belt between Nathan Decaster and Philip Kotey with Decaster winning in the second round, Kotey forced to retire with a damaged rotator cuff.
In Colchester BIBA again provided the action with super welterweight title action between Tommy Jacobs and Matar Sambou for the WBF European, International and British Masters, Bronze belts and Tommy Jacobs won on points.
If you want more detail on any of their fights, BIBA do an excellent update and report on their website of all the fights.
Over in New York, Matchroom, had a very decent bill in the Barclays Center where heavyweight Darrell “Big Baby” Miller powered past Johann Duhaupas and demanded his fight with Anthony Joshua! The traffic was all one way as Miller continued to prove his name needs mentioned at the very top.
The return of Daniel Jacobs at middleweight saw him win his final WBA eliminator against Maciej Sulecki on points. He looked quick and assured and back at his best as he is now mandatory for Golovkin who fights very soon…
The world title unification fight for the WBA and IBF lightweight crowns between the pride of Ireland, Katie Taylor and Victoria Noelia Bustos ended with a decision in Taylor’s favour but it was truly tough, and Taylor met someone who could match and push her. it was her first real test, but she got through it and with a couple of belts till to collect 2018 could be all about chasing them baubles for Taylor now. Rest though is what she really needs first.
Last night, Friday the 4th of May in Walsall middleweight Tommy Langford lost on a split decision against Jason Welborn for the British title whilst heavyweight Dave Allen got a 4th round stoppage against David Howe and will be killing himself to tune into Sky tonight.
Also, on Friday in Derby the lightweight English title action between Myron Mills and Marcus Ffrench ended in the 4th too as Mills stopped Ffrench for the English belt.