Boxing

  • 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 […]

     
  • Jeffries brands Fury claims “ridiculous” and insists Boxing is a clean sport

    Jeffries brands Fury claims “ridiculous” and insists Boxing is a clean sport

    November 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    North East promotor Phil Jeffries has rejected Tyson Fury’s comments about a doping problem within boxing. Local boxing promoter Jeffries said: “I disagree completely. It’s total rubbish.” Ahead of his World title fight against Wladimir Klitschko in Germany on Saturday, Tyson Fury had said: “Boxing has got a big problem […]

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

    Durham boxer has eyes on British title following bittersweet night for Ward brothers

    November 23, 2015 at 11:12 am

    Neil Fannan and Dave Gardside boxer Tommy Ward has backed his brother Martin to bounce back from Friday night’s super-bantamweight defeat to Jazza Dickens, claiming that ‘he’s ready to fight anybody’. The County Durham siblings were both in action at the Rainton Meadows Area, with Tommy entertaining Spaniard Reynaldo Cajina […]

     
  • Warren Baister (right) knocks down Attila Gyen during their Cruiserweight Contest at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Photo credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

    Local boxers to take centre stage at Rainton Meadows

    November 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    As Rainton Meadows gets set to host a range of local boxing talent tonight, Sean Temple looks at the record of four North East fighters set to take to the ring. Phil Jeffries’ Fighting Against Adversity takes place tonight, headlined by James “Jazza” Dickens British super bantamweight title defence against […]