Boxing

  • Jone Volau is still unbeaten  early in his career.

    Jone Volau and Jamie Humble look to extend unbeaten run

    December 13, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Unbeaten up-and-comer Jone Volau is promising a “totally different” fighter on December 17 as he competes against Josh Sandland at Newcastle Racecourse. Originally hailing from Fiji, heavyweight Volau (4-0-0 1KO) now fights out of the Fighting Chance stable in Gateshead and will be hoping to stretch his record to five […]

     
  • Surtees

    Darren Surtees claims first professional boxing title

    December 9, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Unbeaten Thornley prospect Darren Surtees won the first title of his professional career on Saturday night as he beat Luke Keleher via first round KO at Rainton Meadows Arena. Competing in only his 5th professional bout, Surtees (5-0-0 3KO) dispatched the more experienced Keleher (2-6-1 1KO) in just 89 seconds […]

     
  • The fight took place at Rainton Meadows Arena.

    Lewis Ritson KOs Jordan Ellison to claim Northern Area title

    December 5, 2016 at 6:45 pm

      Forest Hall’s Lewis Ritson claimed the Northern Area title courtesy of a seventh round stoppage of old foe Jordan Ellison at Rainton Meadows Arena on Saturday night. Aiming to add to his existing WBC Youth Silver lightweight honour, title favourite Ritson (12-0-0 6KO) proved too strong for Sunderland’s Ellison […]

     
  • Surtees handed title fight against Keleher

    Surtees handed title fight against Keleher

    November 3, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    County Durham’s Darren Surtees will fight Luke Keleher for the British Challenge title at Rainton Meadows Arena on December 3rd. At a press conference held at the venue itself, it was announced that the unbeaten Surtees (4-0-0, 2KO) will battle Yorkshireman Keleher (2-5-1, 1KO) on the stacked “Christmas Cracker” card, […]

     
  • Nigel Benn won 35 of his 48 fights by KO.

    Boxing legend Benn graces Newcastle gym

    October 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    The North East welcomed boxing royalty this weekend as former WBO and WBC world champion Nigel Benn conducted a boxing masterclass in Newcastle on Saturday afternoon. The ‘Dark Destroyer’ mentored a three-hour combat tutorial at Newcastle’s Advanced Fighting Centre, offering fans a chance to be trained by one of Britain’s […]

     
  • Mairis Briedis takes on Simon Vallily in the Cruiserweight Contest at the Echo Arena, Liverpool.

    Teesside fighter falls short on Bellew undercard

    October 18, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    North East prospect Simon Vallily suffered a crushing third round stoppage defeat against WBC mandatory challenger Mairis Briedis at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on Saturday night. On a card which saw current WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew retain his title in dominant fashion, Middlesborough born Vallily (9-1 – 2KO) found the task of […]

     
  • Mark Solan and Julio Arca square up ahead of their charity boxing match next month

    Charity champion ‘training like a demon’ ahead of Arca showdown

    April 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Local cancer fundraiser Mark Solan is relishing the opportunity to step into the ring with former Sunderland legend Julio Arca. The pair are set to face off in a charity boxing bout next month and while Solan’s focus is to raise money in the name of combatting cancer, he won’t […]

     
  • 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

    Tony Jeffries: More than a boxer

    December 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland’s Tony Jeffries admitted that winning a bronze medal at the Olympics was the pinnacle of his career, but since then he’s gone on to have a successful career as a model, actor, gym owner and personal trainer – not to mention an undefeated professional boxing career. ‘The Mighty Mackam’ […]

     
  • Tyson Fury to visit North East in February of new year

    Tyson Fury to visit North East in February of new year

    December 13, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Newly Crowned Heavyweight Champion of the World Tyson Fury is said to make an appearance in the North East in February according to sources. The venture will see the controversial fighter at a host dinner or meet and greet opportunity in which people can buy tickets to meet the Mancunian. […]

     
  • Tommy Ward, left, was impressive in his win over Reynaldo Cajina.

    British title shot beckons for Tommy Ward

    December 11, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Sunderland boxing promotor Phil Jeffries has confirmed Thomas Ward is set for a British title shot in 2016, after speaking to the British Boxing Board of Control. “I’m sorting out a deal for Tommy Ward to fight for a British Title on March 5 at Rainton Meadows Arena,” confirmed Jeffries. “The […]