Articles by: David Nunn
 

  • Tony Jefferies in action against Roy Meissner during the English Light-Heavyweight Title Fight at the Crowtree Leisure Centre, Sunderland. Picture Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

    Olympic Bronze medalist Jeffries ‘impressed’ with North East boxing talent

    November 16, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Big time boxing is most certainly returning to the North East, with a whole new influx of young boxing talent hitting the mainstream. But what do the old guard think of the direction in which North East boxing is heading? Former Sunderland boxer Tony Jeffries spoke out on the rise […]

     
  • Tommy Ward to fight Sean Davis for British title

    Tommy Ward to fight Sean Davis for British title

    November 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Tommy Ward is set to fight Sean Davis for the Super Bantamweight British title on Saturday night. The North East boxer makes the first defence of his British title on a stacked card at the Metro Radio Arena. The fight will be his second with Frank Warren, after his first […]

     
  • Jay Hughes (Right) is now training under Padraic Mcdonagh. Photo Credit: Greg Corcoran

    North East boxer Jay Hughes looks for continued success in new venture

    November 7, 2017 at 9:00 am

    In his short time as a professional boxer, Jay Hughes has fought under the watchful eye of his trainer David Binns and promoter Phil Jeffries. But after a recent split with his veteran coach, the 20-year-old has decided to start a new venture in his career, moving to Leeds to […]

     
  • Jay Hughes parts ways with long-term trainer

    Jay Hughes parts ways with long-term trainer

    November 5, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    After just five fights as a professional, Jay Hughes made the decision to split with veteran trainer David Binns. The youngster who is tipped for the top said the split was on good terms and that he needed a change to regain ‘the fire in his belly again.’ Hughes, who […]

     
  • North East boxer Lewis Ritson signs deal with Matchroom Boxing

    North East boxer Lewis Ritson signs deal with Matchroom Boxing

    October 30, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Lewis Ritson has signed a deal with Eddie Hearn’s promotion company, Matchroom Boxing, in a bid to bring big-time-boxing back to the North East. The 24-year-old put pen to paper just hours after his impressive British Lightweight  title win against Robbie Barrett, dropping his opponent four times before finally finishing it […]

     
  • Chimbonda latest Premier League star to join Northern League

    Chimbonda latest Premier League star to join Northern League

    October 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

    Pascal Chimbonda has become the latest former Premier League star to join the Northern League. The former Sunderland and France defender, now 38, joined Washington FC in the ninth tier of English football. Chimbonda is only the latest on a list of big names to make the move to Northern […]

     
  • Three free agents that could solve Sunderland’s keeper crisis

    Three free agents that could solve Sunderland’s keeper crisis

    October 26, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Sunderland have struggled as a team this season – but no individuals have suffered more than their goalkeepers. The Black Cats have conceded 25 goals since the arrival of Jason Steele and Robin Ruiter in the summer. Neither man has gone close to convincing he is a worthy Sunderland number […]

     
  • Sunderland maintained their winning start to the BUCS season with a win over Leeds. Picture credit: Jack Jarv

    Silksworth Cricket Club second team beaten by local rivals Ryhope

    May 10, 2017 at 8:36 am

    A depleted Silksworth CC seconds fell to defeat against cross-city rivals Ryhope despite posting a strong 194 on a batting friendly pitch. Ian Laverick and Paul Baldasera both dropped short of half centuries for Silksworth, with Glen Davison and Kumar scoring good knocks of 24 and 26. Ryhope’s Graham Pickering […]

     
  • Spectators watch the action during day one of a First-Class Cricket match in Oxford.

    Silksworth Cricket Club third team beat Castle Eden in opening fixture

    May 9, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Silksworth hosted Castle Eden in their opening game of the season, where they beat the visitors by 27 runs. Mark Jones shone for the hosts by scoring 64, and David Nunn cleaned up with the ball posting bowling figures of four wickets for just 13 runs after four overs. M. […]

     
  • Sunderland maintained their winning start to the BUCS season with a win over Leeds. Picture credit: Jack Jarv

    Peterlee Cricket Club beat Silksworth by 185 runs in the opening game of the season

    May 3, 2017 at 11:35 am

    A century from J Meade condemned Silksworth Cricket Club to an opening day defeat as Peterlee ran away with a 185 run victory. Peterlee pro Meade hit a sensational knock of 110 before being bowled by Robbie Jones, while T Nicholson also scored well for Peterlee with 41. Jones took […]