JE & Scott Calow Promotions ran a great show on the 30th of June at North Notts arena in Worksop consisting of eight bouts.
The show was a sell out with passionate fans cheering on the home boxers in each contest. A show labelled Hope & Glory delivered on the excitement promised.
In the headline bout, Kyle Fox picked up his first title as a pro in his first bout at welterweight as he was a comfortable winner against late substitute Jordan Grannum. Fox now moves to 6-0 with a British Challenge belt to his name. Fox will look for sterner tests as he moves up the rankings now.
Heavyweight Mark Bennett impressed in disposing of tough Dorian Darch in only his second outing. Bennett was relentless as he attacked Darch from the off, twice putting Darch down with heavy shots before the referee intervened halfway through the second round. Considering Anthony Joshua fought Darch in his 4th pro outing, this was an impressive performance and Bennett will now chase area belt holder Kash Ali.
In as impressive a debut as you are likely to see, Dylan Clegg dominated Bulgarian Tsvetozar Iliev in a super middleweight contest. Keeping the fight at range, Clegg landed as he pleased on his tough opponent. Sensing the stoppage Clegg stepped it up in the fourth round dropping his opponent prior to referee Shaun Messr stepping in at the correct time to send Cleggs huge army of support into a frenzy.
Dec Spelman returned to action following his tragic bout with Scott Westgarth to win run out a comfortable winner against Jindrich Velecky. Spelman went through the motions switching to body well. Spelman looks to move up the rankings to contest titles again.
Sonny ‘Boy’ Price switched to head and body throughout as he won a 4 round contest against Kristian Laight. Despite the 40-36 scorecard Sonny had to work in each round to pick up the win here. Luke Middleton picked up a debut win against Dale Arrowsmith as he picked up a 39 -37 win to start his career.
Elsewhere Jack Hutsby showed his metal to box through damaged hands to salvage a draw with Welshman Geraint Goodridge. Goodridge had come to spoil the party, landing overhand rights moving forward whereas Hutsby boxed and moved. Goodridge sensing the victory and his opponents adversity, Goodridge piled on the pressure in the last round however Hutsby fired back to hold on for a draw.
Omari Grant won each round opposite tough Andy Harris to move his Career to 6-0. Having been professional just under a year, Grant will now look to contest a title in his next outing in his home city of Nottingham. After the postponement of the previous weeks show leading to the merging of the 2, this show was a resounding success and will no doubt fill Scott Calow & Joe Elfidh with confidence in their stable of fighters along with the success of future promotions.