Boxing

  • Boxing: Friday fight night undercard report

    Boxing: Friday fight night undercard report

    May 2, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Sam Best (1-0, 1 KO) continued his successful transition from the white-collar boxing scene to the professional ranks by outpointing Steve Cooper (2-0, 0 KOs) The light heavyweight contest was the first fight of the night on the Relentless Promotions card, and Best made an impression by coming out on […]

     
  • Nelson aiming to grab headline opportunity with both hands

    Nelson aiming to grab headline opportunity with both hands

    April 3, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    A feature which looks back at Anthony Nelson’s English title triumph last year. As the idiom goes, ‘one man’s loss is another man’s gain’ and with Bradley Saunders withdrawing due to tearing ligaments in his right hand, Anthony Nelson (9-0, 1 KO) has been promoted to one of the headline […]

     
  • Jeff Saunders is looking to follow in the successful footsteps of elder brother Bradley

    Jeff Saunders aiming to prove a point on his professional debut

    April 1, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Bradley Saunders (12-0, 9 KOs) has been forced to withdraw from his Commonwealth title challenge on April 4 in Newcastle, but younger brother, Jeff, will look to cast an impression on the same bill, as he makes his long awaited professional debut. The 23-year old, suffered disappointment of his own […]

     
  • Sunderland's Isaac Macleod opened the bill with an impressive points victory on his home debut

    Explosive victory for “TNT” Whitfield in Sunderland’s biggest ever boxing bill

    March 9, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Tom Whitfield edged past Daniel Cope by one point as he won a hotly contested fight in the highlight of Phil Jeffries’ ‘colossal’ afternoon of boxing at Rainton Meadows Arena yesterday. The Hartlepool-born boxer dominated the early rounds of an exciting bout and that was enough to maintain his unbeaten […]

     
  • Phil Jeffries ready for “Colossal” day of boxing at Rainton Meadows Arena

    Phil Jeffries ready for “Colossal” day of boxing at Rainton Meadows Arena

    March 3, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Phil Jeffries and Neil Fannan’s boxing gym are set to host what they believe to be the biggest bill ever to hit the North East, at Rainton Meadows Arena on March 8th. “Colossal” has suffered several withdrawals, but promoter Phil Jeffries is adamant that Sunday’s show still provides great value […]

     
  • Boxing: Rising Stars roundup

    Boxing: Rising Stars roundup

    February 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Jeff Saunders was expected to headline the “Rising Stars” bill hosted by Relentless Promotions at Gateshead Leisure Centre, but was forced to pull out after a “minor piece of paperwork” failed to pass through on time. Instead the 2013 senior ABA champion will make his debut on the April 4 […]

     
  • Relentless Promotions team up with Matchroom Fight Pass

    Relentless Promotions team up with Matchroom Fight Pass

    February 6, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    The North East of England is often considered the “sleeping giant” of British boxing. And little over a year ago, promoter Steve Wraith along with his business partner Danny Cox travelled to London, in a pursuit to convince Eddie Hearn to bring his Matchroom bandwagon to the region. “It was […]

     
  • Kickboxers take part in internal competition

    Kickboxers take part in internal competition

    December 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    University of Sunderland’s kick boxers took part in a internal competition in preparation for the national championships in March.  Jamie Fryer won the title after beating Anthony Venus in the title decider, before that he beat Kathyrn Carter, Dan Potersaru and kick boxing president Jake Brown to set up the spar […]

     
  • Sunderland in action at the Kick Boxing Championships in Leeds

    Kickboxing President Jake Brown looking forward to 2015

    December 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    University of Sunderland Kickboxing President Jake Brown has made a great start to his role and is looking forward to ending the academic year in style. Last weekend some of the students picked up their first belts in sport (red) with Brown receiving an orange belt – the third belt […]

     
  • Jon-Lewis Dickinson fails to get back to winning ways

    Jon-Lewis Dickinson fails to get back to winning ways

    November 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Jon- Lewis Dickinson (15-3-0, 4 KOs) slumped to two consecutive defeats after suffering a narrow point’s decision loss to Courtney Fry (18-6-0, 6 KOs) at Gateshead Leisure Centre last night. Dickinson got caught cold in the opening round and was forced to get off the canvas twice in order to […]