Professional boxer Amy Timlin emerged victorious on her pro debut at the latest boxing event ‘Showtime’ staged at Walsall Town Hall.
Fellow debutant Ruben Campbell and BCB Promotion’s favourites Kane Baker, Kelcie Ball, Ricky Summers and Liam Davies also came out on top.
The home crowd were treated to arguably the best fight of the night when Conah Walker and Nathan Bendon squared off.
After six rounds of tireless action, Wolverhampton’s Walker was awarded the win by the judges who scored the fight 58-56.
One debut followed another as Featherweight prospect and ex-kickboxer Amy Timlin stepped up next against Bulgaria’s Roz Mari Sylanova.
19-year-old Amy wants to become one of the best British fighters the world has seen.
Straight from the off, a concentrated and determined Amy showed no signs of nervousness and stalked her opponent around the ring, carefully picking her shots.
With a clever game plan against a tricky fighter, Amy was awarded a 40-35 points victory over her frustrated opponent and now looks ahead to fighting a second pro fight in the coming months.
Amy described her fight as ‘awkward’, but was ultimately happy with her result.
She said: “It was a good fight, quite awkward because she was a grabber and she head-butted me a fair few times, but we stuck to the game plan and just picked her off with my jab and back hand.
“My next fight is in June or July; I’m hoping to fight four times a year at least.”
Amy’s coach Ben praised his fighter for the way she kept her cool against an opponent who relied solely on grabbing.
He said: “Once Amy settled, she started to catch her opponent who made it awkward for her, especially being a southpaw.
“The plan going in to the fight was use your feet and use your jab, cut the ring off, step in, step out and just pick her off.
“It’s a pro game, obviously coming from amateurs it’s a little bit different, she’s still adjusting but she boxed well.
“If she sticks to it, she can go to the top, she’s a young 19-year-old so she’s still got time to grow.”
The much anticipated debut of Ruben Campbell, son of former professional boxer Ray ‘Razza’ Campbell, took centre stage in the second bout of the night.
With his Dad by his side and ex-professionals Lindon Scarlett and Shaun Cooper also in his corner, the 28-year-old from Brierley Hill made his way to the ring with only victory on his mind.
The Super-Lightweight prospect didn’t disappoint, earning a 40-38 points win after a good first fight against a tough and determined MJ Hall.
Ricky Summers, Liam Davies, Kane Baker and Kelcie Ball all followed suite and made sure to complete a full house of home victories.
Tipton’s Summers dispatched of the ever dangerous Harry Matthews 60-54 whilst Ball got up from a flash knockdown to dominate Louis Van Poetsch to record a 58-55 win. Davies recorded a first career KO as he stopped Nicaragua’s Pablo Narvaez inside two rounds meanwhile Kane Baker earned a 40-36 win on referee for the evening Kevin Parker’s scorecard.