16
Jul
2019

Amy Timlin set for professional boxing debut in Walsall

RINGSIDE 03/05/2019

The teenage sensation became the sixth female boxer to join the BCB ranks when she turned over last month to join Kristine Shergold, Rachel Ball, Kirstie Bavington, Dani Hodges and Lauren Johnson on the BCB Books.

Timlin, from Southam, Warwickshire, switched to boxing as a 17 year-old in 2017 having excelled as a kickboxer. During her time in that martial art, she won a British title, five nationals titles, and a Commonwealth, European and World title.

As an amateur she boxed out of Frankie Gavin’s Ringside Gym before deciding to make the switch to the paid code.

“I can’t wait,” she explained. “I think the pro game will suit me as I like to sit down on my shots. I’m excited to be working with BCB and can’t wait to make my professional debut.

“This is the start of an exciting journey for me. I’ve been training really hard and have already learnt a lot in a short space of time.

Timlin is joined by fellow debutant, Ruben Campbell. Second generation fighter Campbell, from Dudley, will join the same super lightweight ranks where dad Ray ‘Raza’ Campbell featured himself in the early 1990s.

Ricky Summers, with new trainer Spencer McCracken in his corner for the first time, features elsewhere on the Town Hall card.

Summers, from Tipton but now a resident of Wombourne in Wolverhampton, has challenged for the British light heavyweight title and wants another opportunity.

A reigning area champion, James Beech Jr, keeps busy with the super featherweight crown in the bag. The unbeaten hometown hero hails from nearby Bloxwich.

Beech enjoyed his finest hour at the same venue in December, defeating Louis Fielding by ninth round knockout to claim the vacant strap.

Tommy Loach, from West Bromwich, will back in the ring after a year out through injury and still has his own undefeated record to protect.

Loach drew his last outing with MJ Hall, after recording back-to-back TKOs on the heels of a points victory on his debut.

Liam Davies, from Donnington in Telford, is another hopeful making his way as a pro after success in the unpaid ranks.

The super bantamweight, 23, has already secured two points results in his favour, having only turned over late last year.

The son of former Midlands champion Tristan Davies racked up 100 amateur contests for his father’s Donnington Boxing Club and boxed for England.


 

Dordon’s Kelcie Ball completes the card. The middleweight boxes for the first time as aB CB fighter.

Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale now from the Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. It’s £40 for entry on the door.

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