Articles by: Thomas Davison
 

  • Aaron Chalmers, picture credit: Jake Smith

    Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers looks to silence the critics at BAMMA 33

    December 15, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Geordie Shore’s Aaron Chalmers is looking to extend his unbeaten MMA record to 3-0 with a victory at BAMMA 33 at the metro radio arena. Chalmers, who will square off against MMA rookie Karl Donaldson in Newcastle has had a lot of criticism for the nature of his rise in MMA. […]

     
  • Bellator 191 BAMMA 33 preview

    Bellator 191 BAMMA 33 preview

    December 15, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    One of the world’s biggest MMA promotions ‘Bellator’ is coming to Newcastle this weekend in a massive event at the Metro Radio Arena alongside fellow promotion BAMMA in a joint show. This is a big boost for North East combat sports and follows on the trend which Frank Warren set by holding the highly […]

     
  • Ryan Scope looks to bounce back from his only career defeat and claim 155lb title

    Ryan Scope looks to bounce back from his only career defeat and claim 155lb title

    December 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Ryan Scope spoke exclusively to SportsByte ahead of his fight with Frenchman Mickael Lebout for the vacant Bamma Lightweight World Championship at Bamma 33 at the Metro Radio Arena. Scope, who lost his last fight at 170lb in his only career defeat has labelled that an “off night” and said […]

     
  • English Welterweight champion Joseph Laws opens up on injury and team GB hopes

    English Welterweight champion Joseph Laws opens up on injury and team GB hopes

    December 14, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Newcastle born Joseph Laws opened up on his injury, weight gain, and journey to the English Welterweight Championship as well as his team GB hopes. Laws, better known by his ring name ‘The Benwell Bomber’, the first person in history to defend and subsequently win the English Senior title outright […]

     
  • Newcastle Falcons' Kyle Cooper makes a break as Leicester Tigers' Graham Kitchener challenges during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingston Park, Newcastle.

    Newcastle Falcons romp to Challenge Cup victory at Kingston Park

    December 12, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    The Newcastle Falcons reclaimed top spot in their European Challenge Cup group with a dominant display to win 54-24 against Bordeaux-Begles.  Both sides made it an entertaining game but it was the Falcons who impressed more in a compelling first half, running up a 38-17 first half lead. Three tries […]

     
  • Thomas Patrick Ward outboxes Sean Davis to retain British belt

    Thomas Patrick Ward outboxes Sean Davis to retain British belt

    November 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Thomas Patrick Ward put on a boxing clinic as he soundly outpointed Sean Davis at the Metro Radio arena in Newcastle to defend his British title. Durham’s Ward extended his perfect unbeated record to 22-0(2) with relative ease against Birmingham’s Sean Davis, 13-2, whose only previous defeat was against Gamal […]

     
  • Glenn Foot loses narrow points decision to Josh Leather

    Glenn Foot loses narrow points decision to Josh Leather

    November 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Sunderland’s Glenn Foot lost a hotly contested bout on points against Teesside’s Josh Leather despite flooring his opponent hard in the second round on the under card of Liam Smith Vs Liam Williams 2 in Newcastle. Leather extends his unblemished record to 13-0 while Foot slipped to 21-3. The fight […]

     
  • Sunderland boxer Josh Kelly, in red, reached the last 16 in Rio. Aziz Karimov / Demotix / Demotix/Press Association Images.

    Does a ‘Golden Generation’ beckon for North East boxing?

    November 5, 2017 at 8:00 am

    For way too long the North-East has been shunned in favour of the bright lights of London and traditional boxing cities like Manchester and Liverpool. But in an age where interest in boxing in Britain is at all-time high, is the North East going to join the party? There was […]

     
  • Pretty Boy Josh Kelly dazzles in second round stoppage victory

    Pretty Boy Josh Kelly dazzles in second round stoppage victory

    October 23, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Sunderland’s Josh Kelly produced a clinical display to stop Jose Luis Zuniga in two rounds on the undercard of Ryan Burtett’s IBF title defence in Belfast. Kelly 23, a stand out amateur who went to Rio with team GB, extended his unblemished Pro record to 4-0 with what is becoming […]