Boxing

  • England's Warren Baister (red) with a cut eye during his fight against Northern Ireland's Steven Ward at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Picture Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Boxer Baister into Commonwealth Quarter-Finals despite injury

    July 28, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Sunderland Boxer Warren Baister, will be nursing a nasty injury ahead of his next fight on Wednesday. Heavyweight Baister won on a split points decision against Northern Ireland’s Steven Ward, during yesterdays Round of 16. The local lad did well to progress, with former Commonwealth medalist Ward winning the first […]

     
  • Sunderland seek success in 20th edition of Commonwealth Games

    Sunderland seek success in 20th edition of Commonwealth Games

    July 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    The opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games takes place tonight in Scotland’s largest City, Glasgow. Also known as the ‘Shipbuilding Capital of the World’, Glasgow will be hosting the games for the first time and the North East looks set to be well represented, with over twenty athletes competing […]

     
  • Jon-Lewis Dickinson backs Ovill McKenzie into the corner. Picture Credit: Dennis Hobson Boxing

    Dickinson loses British Cruiserweight Title but North East boxing has bright future

    June 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Durham’s Jon-Lewis Dickinson lost his British Cruiserweight Title to Ovill McKenzie after a second round knockout. Defeat is a big blow for Dickinson who put everything on the line in this fight and McKenzie’s victory sees him become the British and Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion. The 28-year-old was hit by McKenzie’s […]

     
  • Bradley Saunders prepares to battle  Ville Piispanen. Picture Credit: Dennis Hobson Boxing

    Frank Warren: “Saunders could be World Champion”

    June 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Bradley Saunders is the new WBO Intercontinental Light Welterweight Champion after knocking out Finn Ville Piispanen in 81 seconds at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. Promoter Frank Warren believes the man from Sedgefield has a big future after his tenth successive win which includes eight knock outs. “I think he’s a […]

     
  • Paul Butler Wins IBF World Bantamweight Belt. Picture Credit: Joe Pearson.

    Stuart Hall loses IBF World Bantamweight Title to Paul Butler

    June 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Paul Butler is the new IBF Bantamweight Champion of the World after beating Darlington’s Stuart Hall on points at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. Both fighters were level after two judges’ scorecards but the final judge scored at 117-111 in the challenger’s favour. Butler expressed his delight at becoming a World […]