Boxing

  • Anthony Nelson celebrates winning the commonwealth Super Flyweight title against Jamie Wilson at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.

    Anthony Nelson vs Charlie Edwards WBA Continental Super-Flyweight Title Fight Preview

    May 10, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Anthony Nelson (12-1-0 2KO) will face Charlie Edwards (12-1-0 5KO) for the WBA Continental Super-Flyweight title on the undercard of the show headlined by Josh Kelly and Lewis Ritson in Newcastle on June 16th. Nelson from South Shields is fighting for only the second time since his 2016 knockout defeat […]

     
  • Lewis Ritson vs Paul Hyland Jr British Lightweight Title Fight Preview

    Lewis Ritson vs Paul Hyland Jr British Lightweight Title Fight Preview

    May 10, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Lewis Ritson (15-0-0 9KO) will face Paul Hyland Jr (18-0-0 7KO) on the 16th June at for the outright British Lightweight title at the Newcastle Metro Arena. Ritson from Forest Hall, Newcastle won the title by TKO in the 7th round in July 2017 with a devastating series of knockdowns […]

     
  • Josh Kelly vs Kris George Commonwealth Welterweight title fight preview

    Josh Kelly vs Kris George Commonwealth Welterweight title fight preview

    May 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Josh Kelly (6-0-0 4KO) will face Australian Kris George (14-1-0 8KO) for the Commonwealth Welterweight and WBA International Welterweight titles on June 16th at Newcastle Metro Arena. Sunderland born Kelly will headline his second show under the guidance of Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing on a card that sees an array […]

     
  • Josh Kelly celebrates victory against Carlos Molina after their WBA International Welterweight Championship contest at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff.

    Sunderland-born Josh Kelly looking to “put on a show” in Newcastle in his first major title fight

    April 25, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Matchroom Boxing held a press conference today ahead of the boxing event at the Metro Radio Arena on June 16th, headlined by local lads Josh Kelly and Lewis Ritson. Sunderland’s own ‘Pretty Boy’ Josh Kelly is one of British boxing’s most promising young fighters. Kelly takes on Kris George on […]

     
  • Robbie Barrett celebrates beating Lewis Ritson during their British Lightweight Championship at Manchester Arena.

    Eddie Hearn labels North East fighter Lewis Ritson one of the “hottest fighters in world boxing”

    April 25, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Big name boxing is finally coming back to the North East, headlined by local lads ‘Pretty Boy’ Josh Kelly of Sunderland and Lewis ‘Sandman’ Ritson of Newcastle. British Lightweight champion Ritson faces mandatory challenger Paul Hyland Jr. as he looks to capture the title outright in quick fashion. Promoter Hearn, […]

     
  • Charlie Edwards and Iain Butcher during the Vacant British Super-flyweight Championship at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

    “I’m gonna give him a boxing lesson in front of his home crowd” Charlie Edwards on his upcoming bout with South Shields boxer Anthony Nelson

    April 25, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Ahead of Matchroom Boxing’s big return to the North East at the Metro Radio Arena on the 16th June, Charlie Edwards has warned Anthony Nelson that his hometown advantage wont help him. The Surrey-born fighter has no qualms with entering a hostile atmosphere, as he presumably will against Nelson, saying: […]

     
  • Northern Ireland's Aidan Walsh (red) v England's Pat McCormack (blue) during the Men's Welter (69kg) final at Oxenford Studios during day ten of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia.

    Pat McCormack claims Commonwealth gold as twin brother Luke has to settle for bronze

    April 16, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Sunderland born Welterweight Pat McCormack delivered on his aim for a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games with a unanimous victory over Northern Irish opponent Aidan Walsh in the final on Saturday. McCormack who competed at both the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has […]

     
  • Boxing Twins Pat (left) and Luke McCormack pose for a photo at Birtley boxing club, Gateshead.

    McCormack twins guarantee boxing medals at Commonwealth Games

    April 10, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Twin brothers Pat and Luke McCormack have guaranteed themselves medals at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia after advancing to the semi-finals. The Sunderland born boxers, who train at Birtley ABC and are coached by Graeme Rutherford, were impressive in their quarter-final victories as they continue their […]

     
  • Robbie Barrett celebrates beating Lewis Ritson during their British Lightweight Championship at Manchester Arena.

    Ritson and Kelly hoping to bring boxing back to the North East

    March 23, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Lewis Ritson insists that there is “no reason” why a North East show cannot take place this year, with himself and Wearside fighter Josh Kelly topping the bill. In an interview with Sky Sports News, Ritson emphasised that he is looking to take boxing “home” to the North East in the […]

     
  • SportsByte Investigates: Should ring girls be next to go?

    SportsByte Investigates: Should ring girls be next to go?

    February 7, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Since Formula1 confirmed they would be scrapping ‘grid girls’ for the upcoming 2018 season, there have been calls for other sports to follow suit. Boxing and MMA have been criticised for their continued use of ring girls. Organisations such as The Women’s Sport Trust, have been vocal in the campaign to […]