I was fortunate enough to witness Tommy Owens Promotions put on an enjoyable professional show at Villa Park on Friday evening. Whilst the show was never going to get the same amount of attention as Eddie Hearn’s Birmingham show on Saturday, there were some good Midlands prospects on the card who shouldn’t be overlooked.

Tamworth prospect Charlie Williams kicked off a massive weekend for Midlands fight fans on Friday evening, stylishly outpointing grizzled Polish veteran Damian Lawniczak in front of his jubilant fans at Villa Park. 

The 22 year old not only extended his unbeaten professional record to six victories, he also carved his name into the history books, becoming the first Tamworth based fighter to earn a title in the pro ranks. 

Williams showed an abundance of maturity in his first eight round contest, comfortably winning every round against his experienced opponent. 

The unbeaten Tamworth fighter never looked in danger of losing, using his superior footwork and hand speed to ensure he went home as the new super-featherweight International Challenge Champion. 

Elsewhere on the card, Wolverhampton welterweight Sid Bowater picked up his third straight victory, unanimously defeating the battle hardened Kevin McCauley. As well as this, rangy Telford super-middleweight Aroon Fiaz also earned his second victory in the paid ranks, defeating Martin Antos over four rounds. 

Nonetheless, the spotlight undoubtedly belonged to Williams, whose contest was the culmination of another fantastic evening staged by Midlands promoter Tommy Owens.

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