BKB 25 Results: Barrie Jones Defeats Jimmy Sweeney
BKB 25 took place in April at The Indigo at the O2 Arena in London. I finally had a chance to watch the event.
It was an excellent show with plenty of stoppages. Here’s the results and brief summaries for each match.
Heavyweight: Quentin Domingos (1-0) def. Charlie Milner (2-3)-KO Round 1
France’s Domingos showed solid power in his BKB debut. Both fighters were cautious early. Domingos entered, missing with a hook but connecting with a follow up right that downed Milner. Milner was soon dropped by another right, appearing to injure his left leg on the fall. The referee called off the fight.
Featherweight: Ionel Levitchi def. Jonny Lawson-KO Round 1
Levitchi (3-0) made short work of veteran Lawson (2-10), stunning him with an uppercut before finishing the match with a left hook downstairs. Lawson did not beat the referee’s count.
Mason Shaw (4-1-4) def. Arron Lambourne (0-1)-KO Round 1
Lambourne started quickly, but was caught coming in with a big right that dropped him. Shaw was the winner in less than a minute.
Welterweight: Ellis Lacy def. Michael Lobby-Unanimous Decision
Lacy impressed in his BKB debut, showing nice skills and scoring a knockdown to win the decision.
Welterweight: Aaron Slimane def. Will Cairns-TKO Round 1
Slimane landed some good punches, including uppercuts on the shorter Cairns en route to a first round TKO win. It was Slimane’s debut. Cairns is now winless in four BKB outings.
Middleweight: Teagan Dooley def. Marley Churcher-Split Decision
Dooley’s quickness and counter punching ability earned him a close decision against Churcher in a well fought battle.
Featherweight: Luke Nevin def. Aaron McCallum-Unanimous Decision
Nevin (1-0) got the better of the action against McCallum in an entertaining slugfest.
Lightweight: James Connelly def. Nathan Decastro-Unanimous Decision (Wins British Title)
Connelly caught Decastro coming forward with some quality blows. It was an untidy match with a lot of clinches. Decastro received a point deduction in round two for holding and hitting.
Bantamweight: Sean George def. Tony Lafferty-Majority Decision (Retains British Title)
George retained his title in a bloody battle with Lafferty.
The champion came forward behind his jab as Lafferty looked to box and counter. George knocked Lafferty down in round two but the Scot recovered and did well in the last two rounds.
Cruiserweight: Mickey Parker def. Carl Hobley-TKO Round 4 (Parker British and World Champions)
Behind on points, Parker was declared the winner when the doctor stopped the fight after round 4. Hobley’s left eye was swollen shut, causing the stoppage.
Lightweight: Barrie Jones def. Jimmy Sweeney-TKO Round 4 (Wins Title)
Barrie Jones snatched the vacant BKB title with an upset TKO win over bare knuckle legend Sweeney. Jones pressed the action and ate some good shots from Sweeney but kept coming forward. He started to take control in round three, landing some good lefts. In round four, Jones connected with a left that landed in Sweeney’s eye area, forcing him to take a knee before the fight was stopped.