Midlands Area Middleweight Champion, Tyler Denny, and female prospect, Kirstie Bavington, have enjoyed a week-long Warm Weather Camp ahead of their ring return next month.
‘Ruthless’ flew out to Tenerife last weekend alongside a number of boxers, including fellow BCB Promotions fighter Bavington, for an intense training camp in the sun.
Both Denny and Bavington are due in the ring on Saturday, 9th March at Walsall Town Hall on BCB Promotions’ ‘Pride of the Midlands’ show. They trained at Boxeo Povedano with daily runs on Mount Teide, the Island’s iconic landmark.
“It’s been a great week,” Denny said. “We were based is Costa Adeje, which is about 10 minutes from the boxing gym.
“Manuel is a great coach out here and trains the Walsh brothers, Jamie Moore’s stable of boxers and many, many more. Adam Harper and Lennox Clarke have been out here before too, so it is a real home from home; just with better weather!
“We would drive to mount Teide most days and do altitude runs which we will hopefully see the benefit of come fight night. Some days we trained three times a day, sometimes twice; but we made sure we used the boxing gym every day, so it’s been an intense but enjoyable week.”
“It’s been really good,” added Bavington. “We’ve all pushed each other on and I’ve learnt about myself this week. We’ve been able to immerse ourselves in boxing and focus on nothing but the sport. It‘s been brilliant”
Tickets to see the pair are priced at £35 standard or £65 VIP ringside with a buffet and waitress service and are on sale now from the Town Hall Box Office on 0845 111 2900. It’s £40 for entry on the door.
The bill is topped by undefeated duo Connor Parker and Cori Gibbs going toe-to-toe for Parker’s Midlands Area Super Lightweight Title. The bout is also a British Title Eliminator.
The undercard sees former British middleweight champion Tommy Langford, talented welterweight Tommy Ghent, Conah Walker, a protege of the legendary Ricky Hatton,
Burntwood’s Troi Coleman and Brierley Hill lightweight prospect Connor Lee Jones, also in action.
Williams Travels For Lord Lonsdale Shot
Wolverhampton’s Kyle Williams will travel to Scotland in April in search of British Title honours.
The English Bantamweight Champion takes on Scotland’s Kash Farooq in the British Champions backyard of Glasgow on Thursday, 25th April 2019.
Williams, who last year was crowned Midlands Area Champion and then English Champion, will put his unbeaten record (10-0) on the line against his fellow unbeaten foe (11-0) in a fight that has all the ingredients to be a classic.
“Kash Farooq is a strong worthy champion,” admitted Williams. “I’ve seen his last four fights and he has improved in all of them. I know beating him will be the hardest test for me at this point of my career.
“I see a very fast, all action war. With it being England versus Scotland there will be that extra needle and I know I can’t afford to stand in front of him because his explosive and very busy.
“I haven’t had an away day yet in my boxing career but I can’t wait! Although we are away, I will be taking a large number up to Glasgow. I’m very lucky to have the support I do from BCB Promotions my loyal fans and of course all my sponsors.”
“I’m really excited to get back out there,” Farooq added. “This will be my second defence now so I’m looking forward to it. It’s an English fighter this time so there will be a wee bit of a extra needle to it.
“Kyle could be one of the toughest opponents so far. I always look at the next fight ahead of me as being my toughest. You’re not going to get easy fights at this level. I train for every fight like it’s going to be the hardest yet – I’ve found that’s a good way to do things. I’ve seen a wee bit of Kyle before. He’s a good fighter and I expect a tough night.”
The fight will take place at the Radisson Blu, Glasgow City Centre, on Thursday, 25th April.
The show will be a dinner show and tickets prices and details will be announced shortly.
Denny Ramping Up The Rounds
Tyler Denny believes ramping up the rounds could be a dress rehearsal for bigger things as he chases more battles for belts.
The former Midlands middleweight champion and English title challenger is determined to build a path towards further opportunities.
He first headlines BCB Promotions’ summer offering at Walsall Town Hall, with fight night coming up on Saturday July 6. The show has been titled ‘The Heat Is On.’
‘Ruthless’ is scheduled to top the bill in an eight-rounder against Serge Ambomo, who is Sheffield based but highly ranked in his homeland of Cameroon.
Ambomo has seen the final bell with the likes of JJ Metcalf, Ekow Essuman, Mark Heffron and even former WBA world champion boss David Avanesyan.
Denny will have turned 28, four days before he steps through the ropes, and remains ambitious about his future in the sport.
The southpaw, from Rowley Regis, immediately looks to build on his 11 wins, with still just the one defeat and two draws on his pro record.
He outpointed Tom Stokes in 2017 to claim the area crown, which he recently relinquished without ever making a defence.
That earned him a crack at the vacant English strap last year, but he would lose his ‘0’ to Reece Cartwright in painful fashion under the Town Hall lights.
Denny sustained a horrific split lip and substantial swelling by his right eye, but kept on fighting until he was medically withdrawn.
As the injuries were ruled to be caused by punches, it was ruled an eighth round TKO. Denny has bounced back with two points victories since.
His training regime has again taken him to Tenerife, where soaring temperatures have proved the ideal backdrop for him to put in the hard yards.
He said: “I love it out there, it’s a different experience training in warm weather and this is the second camp in a row that I’ve done it.
“I didn’t actually get much sparring, I just missed Metcalf (now a Commonwealth champion) and Scott Fitzgerald (WBA International title challenger).
“I don’t actually go for that, it’s the altitude runs in the mountains that really do it for me. I’m feeling mega fit and ready to go.
“I’m expecting a tough opponent and perhaps it will go the distance, but I’ve proved I can do it on more than one occasion.
“I’m a boxer, but I can have a scrap if I need to, so we’ll see what happens. My target is just to win convincingly and look good doing it.
“The original plan was to fight for an international title on this show, with one of the world’s governing bodies, but that never came off.
“I’m not really bothered about going for the Midlands again, I’ve been there, done it and won it. I’ve given it up and that’s that.
“I’m hoping the English will come up for grabs again, Cartwright never ended up defending it and Jack Cullen has it now.
“Cullen is going for the Commonwealth (with Felix Cash) the same night I’m next out and he’ll probably have to vacate the English, if he wins.
“All I want are meaningful fights, I’d even be up for boxing away. I’ve never really done that before and it would be a good trip for me and my fans.”
Lee Glover will continue his quest to make up for lost time, with just his second bout in three years. ‘The Tipton Slasher’ ended a 33-month spell on the sidelines in September.
An over-the-distance success over Dean Jones at the Town Hall made it 10 victories for the 32-year-old, having previously halted three adversaries early on.
He’s also been beaten four times, having gone twice for the English title at super feather and the Midlands crown at feather. He was also downed by Choi Tseveenpurev in Prizefighter.
Levi Ferguson is Walsall born and bred and is unbeaten after four pro contests, as a super welter, having already gone six rounds.
Troi Coleman, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, is also 4-0 and all points successes. ‘The Hawk,’ a former kickboxer, still trains out of the Platinum gym in his hometown.
Sid Bowater, another Wolverhampton boxer, will lace on the gloves again, after two years out, looking to rebuild in the welterweight ranks.
Bowater vanished after conceding his ‘0’ to Nathan Hardy, after three victories. At the age of 29, there’s still time to plot a path towards success.
Amy Timlin, from Southam in Warwickshire, completes the line-up having previously debuted at bantamweight with a spotless points success over Roz Mari Silyanova.