Cheers. Fans or fights? There were around 1500-2000 there and there were 11 fights. One of the best shows I've been to. Every fight had good action, which is rare.
Absolutely. It's never easy being a promoter but he's reaping the rewards of the hard work he's put in. Some top talent up in the north east. Can't think of a better time to be a British boxing fan.....besides all of the politics and mismatches galore! hahaJeffries is doing a really good job of being a promoter to be fair to him. Deserves a shout out.
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.Hmmm, I'm gonna be a bit critical here. I do like the Phil Lindsay Peep interviews and the coverage they give and Jeffries does normally do a good job and it is hard up here. I also know he tried to make Foot vs Mould and M Ward vs Parodi and Jenkinson but both fell through, but even with all that the pre interviews were going on about 'best rumble yet', 'great card' etc where to me it looked pretty below par to be honest, even for a small hall show.
This year he has put on relevant fights like a British eliminator for Tommy Ward, Dickens vs Martin Ward and Foot vs Goodings whereas this just seemed a bit of a waste ot time with no more than 6 rounders, no 'opponents' had winning records and bar a couple of knockouts, I think only 1 home fighter lost a round, the rest were near shutouts.
If I was going to a local event, which I do, I'd always want at least one significant 10 or 12 rounder where you didn;t really know who was going to win, this was just academic tune up fights despite Jeffries love of putting on '50/50's for the fans'. I wasn;t there so it may well have been a decent show with good action, but from the outside looking in it just seemed a bit pointless.
Cheers pal. Soon I hope for Tommy. It's a matter of waiting for the Dickens v Rigo fight and then see what Jazza does after he wins.......That's a good balanced reply mate. Do you know when Tommy is due his shot?
Not the last time I checked. If I was Jeffries, this thread would be riddled with spelling errors. He's famous for it. :+)Are you Jeffries?