I've got to admit, when I looked at the card it didn't look very competitive but when you looked a bit deeper into the records of some of the away fighters, I was hopeful of getting at least a few fights that would be decent tests. As it turned out, the show was better in depth than expected and although some of the fights were far from tightly matched, the away fighters came to fight, rather than run, and that made the whole thing more enjoyable. I've sat through shows where there's hardly any action at all on the card and it can be painful.
Totally agree with your point re the lack of a title fight or something along those lines. I went to a show in Gateshead recently where the main fight was a masters title fight between Peter Cope and Abdon Cesar. Both good boxers but the fight itself, although well matched and close, was a mess. Then you had some fledglings on the undercard who produced better action and more enjoyable fights. I'll also agree that the card didn't merit a Summer Rumble on face value, much more like a Rainton Meadows show from Jeffries. I know they were looking for title fights, I think Martin Ward was hoping to fight the the European belt. The atmosphere probably lacked a little with there not being one of those Foot v Goodings type fights that set the place alight. As it turned out though, the show did end up being one of the best local shows I've seen in the last few years, for action at least. Whether that's by good luck or judgement from the matchmaker, who cares. :+) Mind you, there have been a few stinkers up here in recent times so that may not be much of a statement. hehe