Dove Box Promotions’ premier professional boxing show at the York Hall was a huge success on Saturday night at London’s famous York Hall.
After a few initial hiccups, which included a few fights being pulled, boxing commenced at 18.30.
The first fight of the night was a four round cruiserweight contest between Northolt’s Andre Bowen making his debut against tough Lancashire journeyman George Gargano. It was a great education for Bowen with Gargano refusing to buckle to some deadly combinations. In the end, Bowen did enough to earn the win.
The next fight of the night was Berkshire’s John Brennan boxing Deividas Sajauka from Lithuania. The middleweights went toe to toe in a pulsating contest in which Brennan did the majority of the front-foot work to deservedly won a close decision.
The third fight of the night saw Brentwood’s Richie Gray against Canning Town’s Terry George. It was Grays’ debut, however you wouldn’t have noticed judging by his composure. Guided by Alec Wilkey, Gray put George down twice in the first round to win by TKO. The performance was job done for the Essex Boxer, but there’s plenty more to come in the future.
Moving on to the fourth fight of the night, which saw South London’s Ashley Bailey Dumetz take on Sam Wall in a middleweight contest. In what can only be described as a war of attrition, the two boxers’ refused to give an inch and Wall edged a decision that could have gone either way.
Next up was current Southern Area heavyweight champion Dominic Akinlade facing opponent Kamil Sokolowski in a six round non titled fight. This was a gruelling contest in which the Newcross fighter edged a decision. Akinlade now seeks a big title defence of his title later this year.
Bout number six saw heavyweight Ian Lewison facing Tomas Mrazek, and in typical ‘Lay Em Out’ fashion, Lewison stopped Mrazek in the first round.
The final contest of the night and no doubt the biggest story was Nathanael Wilson continuing his steady rise against Plymouth’s Ross Roberts. Wilson amazingly stopped Roberts inside 49 seconds of the first round. It was clear that Nathanael possesses great punch power and it seems to be a case that Nathanael is on a collision course with Matchroom’s Conor Benn.
Dove Box Promotions would like to thank Jordan Michael Carss and Kieran Ruparelia of KO London and Natalie Mayhew of Butterfly Boxing. Music on the night by Jack Fleming ‘Jack Da Lad’ and ring girls supplied by Grid Girls. Filmed by cameraman John Bowe. We look forward to our next show.