BARELY a month passes without hard-working promoter Tommy Owens putting on a show and while promotions up and down the country the same night were falling by the wayside at the 11th hour his latest offering in the Holte Suite at Villa Park went ahead without a hitch.
Not for the first time in recent months, game Brummie Ben Fields raised a few eyebrows. Hot on the heels of a revenge win over Manchester’s Kane Gardener and a draw against home man Denis Denikajev at York Hall three weeks earlier, he had his arm raised again as Shaun Messer adjudged him a 59-57 winner over Burntwood six-footer Sean Daly, who had won all eight over the distance.
Ben travels again later this month, for a booking against former English lightweight champ Lee Appleyard, in Rotherham. He won’t be there just to make up the numbers.