Articles by: James Copley
 

  • Josh Kelly celebrates victory over Jean Michel Hamilcaro in the Super-Welterweight contest at York Hall, London.

    David Haye’s coach Adam Booth dubs Josh Kelly the most talented fighter he’s ever worked with

    December 15, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Adam Booth heaped praised upon Sunderland-born 23-year-old super-welterweight contender following another impressive victory. Josh Kelly (5-0-0, 4KO’s) made it five wins as a pro following an impressive sixth-round TKO victory over Frenchman Jean Michel Hamilcaro (25-9-3, 6KO’s) Kelly’s trainer has serious pedigree having guided David Haye (28-3-0, 26KOs) WBA world victory and Booth firmly believes […]

     
  • World Championships ten-pin bowler calls for more funding following Tokyo 2020 rejection

    World Championships ten-pin bowler calls for more funding following Tokyo 2020 rejection

    December 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    A North East amateur ten-pin bowler has called for more funding after returning from the 2017 World Bowling Championships in Las Vegas. Despite working to fund his career, 2011 Under-21 World Champion Adam Cairns placed 97th out of 213 mostly professional bowlers. The 28-year-old Tyne & Wear Metro employee consistently […]

     
  • Josh Kelly (left) celebrates beating Jose Luis Zuniga after their Welterweight bout at the SSE Arena, Belfast.

    Ryhope’s Kelly looks to continue undefeated start to professional career

    December 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Undefeated Sunderland-born Josh Kelly will be one of the star attractions as he prepares to fight tomorrow night on the undercard of Katie Taylor’s bout with Jessica McCaskill at York Hill, Bethnal Green. Kelly had been due to fight on the undercard of the much anticipated David Haye and Tony Bellew rematch […]

     
  • Haye-Bellew postponement means Josh Kelly’s fight is off

    Haye-Bellew postponement means Josh Kelly’s fight is off

    November 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Josh Kelly’s next bout has been placed firmly on hold as David Haye postponed his rematch against Tony Bellew with an arm injury. The Sunderland born puncher was looking to build on recent run of impressive performances by fighting on Sky Sports Box Office event once again. But Kelly’s plans […]

     
  • SportsBooth Episode 4 – Fight night at the Newcastle Radio Arena

    SportsBooth Episode 4 – Fight night at the Newcastle Radio Arena

    November 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Episode 4 of the SportsBooth pod comes to you today for your listening pleasure; covering all of the important North East sports news. Part-one focusses on the big Liam Smith v Liam Williams II fight at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena last weekend which our man Thomas Davison witnessed at […]

     
  • Chris Coleman was announced as the new Sunderland manager earlier this week. Picture credit: safc.com

    What can Chris Coleman bring? A Welsh Mackem’s thoughts on Sunderland’s new boss

    November 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Firstly – just for clarity – my mother hails from Sunderland but father is a Cardiff boy. So, my allegiances are split. Sunderland are, and always have been, my club team but I follow in my father’s footsteps and consider myself a proud Welshman. Naturally I have mixed emotions following […]

     
  • Picture credit: David Davies/PA Wire/PA Images

    Chris Coleman Factfile: The statistics that back up just why he’s the right man for the job

    November 20, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    SportsByte’s James Copley looks at the stats behind new Sunderland manager Chris Coleman that suggest the former Wales manager could be the right man to lead them back up the Championship table. After 50 matches and five years as Wales manager, Swansea-born Chris Coleman used just 57 players. To give […]

     
  • Sunderland RCA come from behind to beat nine-man Ashington

    Sunderland RCA come from behind to beat nine-man Ashington

    October 30, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Sunderland RCA extended their impressive run with a 2-1 win against Ashington leaving the Meatballs eighth in the Northern League Division One – two points behind Dunston UTS in fifth. Ben Stephenson put the visitors in front in blustery conditions but RCA quickly leveled through captain Ross Preston. Dylan Elliot earned all three points for Martin Swales’ […]

     
  • O’Neill brace sinks Seaham Red Star as Sunderland RCA progress in Durham Challenge Cup

    O’Neill brace sinks Seaham Red Star as Sunderland RCA progress in Durham Challenge Cup

    October 25, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    Sunderland RCA survived a late scare to emerge 3-2 winners over Seaham Red Star in the Durham Challenge Cup at Meadow Park. Two Nathan O’Neill goals either side of half time gave RCA a comfortable lead. A Thomas Scott header halved the deficit for Red Star but Micheal Charlton was […]

     
  • Sunderland RCA made “an easy game look like a hard game” against Seaham Red Star says manager Martin Swales

    Sunderland RCA made “an easy game look like a hard game” against Seaham Red Star says manager Martin Swales

    October 25, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Sunderland RCA survived a late scare to emerge 3-2 winners over Seaham Red Star in the Durham Challenge Cup at Meadow Park, but RCA boss Martin Swales believes his team must be less cavalier in attack when leading games. Two Nathan O’Neill goals either side of half-time gave RCA a […]