Walsall’s James Beech Jr and Tamworth’s Louis Fielding go head to head for the vacant Midlands Area Super Featherweight Title in December.
The pair headline BCB Promotions show at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday, 8th December.
21-year-old Beech will put on pounds to take his opportunity for Area honours, after intending to campaign at super bantam. Beech is unbeaten after eight paid bouts, with one TKO to his credit, and now puts his ‘0’ on the line against Fielding who has campaigned at that weight for the majority of his 13 fight career to date (8 wins, 5 losses).
“I’ve been wanting something big to happen and this is a whole new level,” beech told bcb-promotions.com. “We tried to get Fielding at feather, but he didn’t think he could make the weight and I can understand that, because he’s a big super feather.
“Both belts are vacant, so it’s no major issue, and I’ll still be looking to get as fit as possible. I’ve not boxed at super featherweight much, but I think I’ll still be strong.”
“James is a sharp lad,” added Fielding. “However, coming up in weight might hinder rather than help him. I know what’s required – I’m the bigger man and I’ve must get my jab right.
“It’s his crowd, but I brought plenty over for the last one. This time, my hand is getting raised at the Town Hall and the belt is coming to Tamworth.”
Tickets, priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service, are on sale from the Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. It will be £40 for entry on the door.
A number of six-rounders support the next top of the bill at the Town Hall, with major domestic title challengers Ricky Summers and Tyler Denny returning to action.
Tipton’s Summers challenged for the British light heavyweight crown last year and was last ruled out of a clash with Olympian Joshua Buatsi through injury.
Denny, from Rowley Regis, has recovered from the horrific split lip and heavy swelling by his eye that put paid to his English title aspirations in September.
‘Ruthless’ still reigns supreme as the Midlands middleweight champion and is determined to bounce back from that eighth round retirement to Reece Cartwright.
Another man with a point to prove will be Craig Morris, from Ludlow in Shropshire, who is looking to rebound from his own September setback.
Morris lost his undefeated status in a televised thriller at welter with Scott Fitzgerald, who pulled a 10th and final round stoppage out of the hat when he looked behind on points.
Lee Glover returns to the ring after two years out. ‘The Tipton Slasher’ has competed for Midlands and English honours, the latter at two weights. He’s back at super feather.
Luke Caci, from Newcastle-under-Lyme and a product of Orme Boxing Club, goes after a magnificent seven of pro boxing wins. The 28-year-old light heavy has six points wins so far.
Wolverhampton’s Conah Walker, a protege of boxing legend Ricky Hatton, targets a hat-trick of paid successes. The Merridale BC graduate only turned over on September 22.
Walsall’s Levi Ferguson, Northampton’s Nathan Reeve and Stoke’s Cole Johnson complete the card at super welterweight, bantam and lightweight respectively.
The Grosvenor Casino Walsall, on Bentley Mill Way, are the show’s headline sponsors. They will host the weigh in and after-show party (over 18’s).