Boxing

  • Dixon expecting fireworks ahead of North East derby

    Dixon expecting fireworks ahead of North East derby

    November 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    Gateshead’s Craig Dixon (12-0, 0 KO’s) is ready to stamp his authority as the “best welterweight in the North East” when he meets Lee Mould (6-0-1, 2 KO’s) for the Northern Area title on Saturday. The welterweight matchup has the added ingredient of a North East derby, with Dixon hailing […]

     
  • Jon-Lewis Dickinson up for Bellew and Cleverley fights

    Jon-Lewis Dickinson up for Bellew and Cleverley fights

    November 25, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Jon Lewis Dickinson (15-3-0, 4 KOs) is ready to climb back up the Cruiserweight rankings when he meets former Olympian Courtney Fry (18-6-0, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at Gateshead Leisure Centre. Dickinson’s seven fight winning streak came to an abrupt end in June when Ovill McKenzie stopped the Durham […]

     
  • Sunderland in action at the Kick Boxing Championships in Leeds

    President Jake Brown pleased with progress of kickboxing

    November 11, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Kickboxing president Jake Brown has been pleased with the progress the sport has made at the University of Sunderland in the past few months. The sport has to wrestle with the likes of Football, Rugby and American Football at the University for members, but Brown is pleased with the number […]

     
  • Bradley Saunders. Picture credit : SainsburyPhotography.com

    Saunders signs with Matchroom Boxing

    November 11, 2014 at 9:14 am

    County Durham Light-Welterweight Bradley Saunders (10-0, 8KOs) has become the latest signing for Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. Matchroom wasted little time in signing their man; as it’s only been a matter of days since Frank Warren announced Saunders’ contract wouldn’t be extended. Hearn’s promotional company is considered as one of the […]

     
  • Mould on collision course with rival Craig Dixon

    Mould on collision course with rival Craig Dixon

    October 16, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Sunderland’s Lee Mould (5-0-1, 2KOs) overcame an awkward Matthew Seawright (5-97-5) to set up a highly anticipated clash with Craig Dixon (12-0, 0 KOs) With both boxers holding unbeaten records, it’s certain that the North East boxing scene would be gripped by a contest featuring two of the regions brightest, […]

     
  • Nelson captures English title in “Fight of the Year”

    Nelson captures English title in “Fight of the Year”

    October 14, 2014 at 10:05 am

    Anthony Nelson (8-0, 1 KO) thrilled a rapturous North East crowd as he came away with the English Super-Flyweight title after a ten round all-action affair. The South Shields boxer bounced back from a testing year in which he experienced two personal bereavements by taking a unanimous point’s decision victory […]

     
  • Joseph Hill (right) after his win over Richard O' Neil. (Credit Daniel Benson)

    Success for Sunderland ABC at Annual Boxing Event

    October 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    The Sunderland Amateur Boxing Club went 6-1 against away boxers at their Annual Dinner Show last night at the Roker Hotel. The event included fights from the club’s junior, youth and senior members, against away clubs from Boldon, Lambton, Rotunda, Bishop Aukland, South Durham and Ashington. The card also featured two […]

     
  • Horden boxer Hardy aims for win number six

    Horden boxer Hardy aims for win number six

    October 10, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Horden boxer Anthony Hardy is back in action this Sunday, when he takes on the experienced Jason Nesbitt. The 21 year old’s professional record currently stands at 5-0-0 after victories over Matt Seawright, Chris Bennett, Lee Gibbons, Ibar Riyaz and Jamie Zazslos. The ‘Hitman’ is looking for six successive victories […]

     
  • Nelson ready for English title shot after Conlan disappointment

    Nelson ready for English title shot after Conlan disappointment

    October 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Despite previous setbacks, Anthony Nelson (8-0, 1 KO) insists that he is “more than ready” to capture the English Super-Flyweight title on Sunday against Terry Broadbent (7-2, 2 KOs). Only a matter of months ago, Nelson envisioned himself on the undercard of the world title clash between Carl Frampton and […]

     
  • Hendon Boxing Club shortlisted for Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving grant

    Hendon Boxing Club shortlisted for Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving grant

    August 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Hendon Boxing Club has been shortlisted for Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving grant. The club are one of 304 groups shortlisted for the grant which rewards clubs and societies around the country for supporting their local community, with 161 pots of £500 available. The club, run by Hendon Young People’s Project, […]