Boxing

  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]