It was a lively atmosphere at the Kings Hall, Stoke, on Saturday night. The Errol Johnson, BCB Promotions event featured six contests in all – with a cracker of a headliner between local man Nathan Heaney and Daniel Urbanski of Szczecin, Poland.
Heaney kept up a busy work-rate from the off and Urbanski was under pressure from the start, looking overwhelmed in the opening frame. Round two sees the Polish boxer sustain a cut to the left eye lid and his nose was bloody. Heaney is warned for holding back of head by Referee Shaun Messer but that’s his only blip during the contest.
Urbanksi sneaks through a couple of shots as Heaney’s guard drops low in round three and the crowd begin to sing the home-boxers trademark ‘My, my, my Delilah…’ – sensing Heaney’s slight dip in work-rate. He was back on it in the fourth but Urbanski wasn’t going anywhere and Heaney wins on points 80-73.
It was a close contest between Luke Caci (Newcastle-under-Lyme) and Raimonds Sniedze (Riga, Latvia) over four rounds. Sniedze put in some decent boxing and Caci had started slow, but the Newcastle man gets the decision 39-38
Atul Khan (Debut)(Stoke) v Ibrar Riyaz (Reading)
4 x 3 Super-Lightweight Contest
Khan gets off the mark with a 40-37 points win against experienced Riyaz
Owen Jobburn (Stoke) v Chris Jenkinson (Bolton)
4 x 3 Middleweight Contest
Jobburn wins on points 40-37
Cole Johnson (Stoke) v Dean Evans (Hereford)
4 x 3 Lightweight Contest
Johnson wins on points 40-36
Troy Coleman (Burntwood) v Scott Hillman (Eastbourne, Sussex)
4 x 3 Super-Middleweight Contest
Coleman wins on points 40-36
Hillman cut above right brow round 1 and bleeding from inside mouth by the end of the four rounds.