13 unbeaten prospects take to the ring on Black Flash Promotions 'Undfeated' event
It's one day before the quadrennial Leap Year date of February 29 and there's a group of eight unbeaten prospects from the thriving Everton Red Triangle Gym in Liverpool joined by five more local fighters with perfect records at the Grand Central Hall in Liverpool.
Together, they boast a 56-0 record! BBN reporter Jordan Neild is reporting LIVE from ringside:
Doors Open 6:30pm
First Bell: 7pm
Jack McKinlay (1-0) vs Michael Likalu (0-1)
4x3 Welterweight contest
Jack 'The Ripper' McKinlay doubled his win tally against a tough opponent. Bit of an unknown opponent with just one fight, but he proved to be very tough, as McKinlay was landing heavy hots, but he wasn't moving anywhere.
Jack was clear winner in a good learning fight.
McKinlay: "There wasn't any feeling out process, the lad came to win and we went at it from the first bell. I landed some solid right hands and I felt my jab was landing well. I hurt my hand in the second round but felt like I was the better technical boxer than him. He tried to put it on me and had a high workrate but I landed the cleaner shots and am happy with m performance. I learnt a lot from that fight."
James Heneghan (3-0) vs Scott Williams (0-4)
4x3 Super-middleweight contest
Heneghan wins on points 40-36. It was a dominant performance against a negative opponent, which frustrated Hedges towards the end.
Jonathan Walsh (3-0) vs Chris Adaway (10-63-4)
4x3 Super-lightweight contest
Walsh moved up to 4-0 with a points win. It was a close decision at 39-38, Adaway would have taught 'Jof' a few lessons in there, which will stand him in good stead going forward.
It was a tough fight, but Walsh did just enough in the end. 'Jof' won the first couple of rounds with ease but switched off in the third momentarily and had to battle hard in the final round to grab the win.
Junior Thompson (1-0) vs Kevin McAuley (15-204-12)
4x3 Middleweight contest
Carly Skelly (2-0) vs Claudia Ferenczi (20-74-8)
4x2 Super-flyweight contest
Carly Skelly did very well against a good, experienced opponent. Kevin Satchell labelled Carly 'a tiger' after her aggressive performance. Skelly triumphant on points.
Karl Tierney (1-0) vs Ivan Bezverhyl (0-3)
4x3 Heavyweight contest
Another negative fight with the home fighter emerging victorioius on points.
Harry Woods (3-0) vs Kieron Thomas (0-7-1)
4x3 Super-middleweight contest
Woods was subject to a late replacement on the morning of the fight, a very experienced opponent stepped in. Woods was able to practise a few moves in the four-rounder and improved his game to win on points.
Michael Hedges (2-0) vs Lee Connelly (7-54-4)
4x3 Lightweight contest
Hedges was the only one not to win his fight, not performing well enough and had to settle for a draw.
Connor Butler (3-0-1) vs Brett Fidoe (13-59-5)
4x3 Super-bantamweight contest
Fidoe was perhaps the strongest away fighter on the show, but Butler boxed classy to win on points. He showed a maturity beyond his 22 years to deal with a live opponent who clearly came to win.
Brad Strand (2-0) vs Ed Bjorkland (1-34-1)
4x3 Super-featherweight contest
Another stand-in opponent stepped in last minute to replace Ed Bjorkland. Strand won on points but with another round, he would have very likely scored a stoppage. One of the standout performances of the night.
Andrew Cain (4-0) vs Rafael Castillo (14-57-3)
6x3 Featherweight contest
Cain was brilliant and lit the hall up with his first round KO. Brilliant combinations and accuracy, the opponent had his guard up high, but it didn't matter. Cain smashed through hs guard with ease and now has five KO's from five fights! No wonder Frank Warren rushed to get his signature just last month.
James Metcalf (20-0) vs Jan Balog (15-49-1)
6x3 Middleweight contest
It was all over in the first round as JJ Metcalf moved up to 21-0. Good start from the Commonwealth super-welterweight champion, landing heavily to cause Balog to not come back out for the second round.
Nick Ball (11-0) vs Ivan Godor (20-72-4)
6x3 Super-featherweight contest
The 'Wrecking Ball' ploughed through his opponent in just one round in a very one-sided affair. After recently signing contracts with Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren, Nick Ball came out explosively with right hooks, left hooks, devastating combinations to smash Godor all around the ring. The Slovakian 'Dragon' was looking worn after just three minutes and decided he didn't want anymore and retired on his stool.
Everton Red Triangle head coach Paul Stevenson praised his stable of talented fighters after the show, "It was a great show, great venu, great atmosphere, the crowd were on their feet, and it finished with a bang! All the fighters showed improvements, they managed to put into practise things worked on in the gym, so it wa great to see the improvements.
"Next show will take place on May 2, followed by July 4; September 5; and November 14."