• 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 […]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Andrew Fisher not ‘too bothered’ about a Stepanyan rematch

    December 18, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Andrew Fisher admits he is not ‘too bothered’ about a Akop Stepanyan rematch, hours after Stepanyan called out Fisher for his ACB ranking. The two met back at ACB 74, with Fisher taking the win via 2nd round TKO. He took control of the fight early on, walking Stepanyan down and landing well […]

  • Josh Kelly celebrates victory over Jean Michel Hamilcaro in the Super-Welterweight contest at York Hall, London.

    David Haye’s coach Adam Booth dubs Josh Kelly the most talented fighter he’s ever worked with

    December 15, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Adam Booth heaped praised upon Sunderland-born 23-year-old super-welterweight contender following another impressive victory. Josh Kelly (5-0-0, 4KO’s) made it five wins as a pro following an impressive sixth-round TKO victory over Frenchman Jean Michel Hamilcaro (25-9-3, 6KO’s) Kelly’s trainer has serious pedigree having guided David Haye (28-3-0, 26KOs) WBA world victory and Booth firmly believes […]

  • English Welterweight champion Joseph Laws opens up on injury and team GB hopes

    English Welterweight champion Joseph Laws opens up on injury and team GB hopes

    December 14, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Newcastle born Joseph Laws opened up on his injury, weight gain, and journey to the English Welterweight Championship as well as his team GB hopes. Laws, better known by his ring name ‘The Benwell Bomber’, the first person in history to defend and subsequently win the English Senior title outright […]

  • Josh Kelly (left) celebrates beating Jose Luis Zuniga after their Welterweight bout at the SSE Arena, Belfast.

    Ryhope’s Kelly looks to continue undefeated start to professional career

    December 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Undefeated Sunderland-born Josh Kelly will be one of the star attractions as he prepares to fight tomorrow night on the undercard of Katie Taylor’s bout with Jessica McCaskill at York Hill, Bethnal Green. Kelly had been due to fight on the undercard of the much anticipated David Haye and Tony Bellew rematch […]

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    BAMMA 33 to be aired on ITV4 in new broadcasting deal

    December 8, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    One of Europe’s leading mixed martial arts promotions, BAMMA, has announced a deal with ITV4 which will see the broadcaster air their upcoming Newcastle fight night. BAMMA 33, takes place at the Metro Radio Arena and will be the first show to be aired on the channel. It has been […]

  • Josh Kelly celebrates victory over Jay Byrne during the Super Welterweight Contest at the SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

    From Wearside to the World: The Age of PBK

    December 6, 2017 at 4:54 pm

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  • Josh Kelly celebrates beating Jose Luis Zuniga after their Welterweight bout at the SSE Arena, Belfast.

    Josh Kelly announces rescheduled fight date

    November 30, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Sunderland boxing prospect Josh Kelly has revealed on social media details of his next fight. Kelly was scheduled to fight on the undercard of the David Haye vs Tony Bellew rematch on December 17. But after Haye pulled out due to a bicep injury just four weeks prior to the […]

  • Lewis Ritson (right) and Kristian Laight during there Light Welterweight Bout at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle.

    Lewis Ritson v Tommy Coyle rumoured for early 2018

    November 30, 2017 at 9:40 am

    North-East boxing prospect Lewis Ritson has been rumoured to fight Hull’s Tommy Coyle in the early part of next year. The fight could even feature back in the region, with Matchroom boxing looking to return with another North-East show. Ritson, from Forest Hall, signed a contract with the number one […]

  • Sunderland boxer Josh Kelly, in red, reached the last 16 in Rio. Aziz Karimov / Demotix / Demotix/Press Association Images.

    Ones to watch: Top seven North East boxing prospects

    November 24, 2017 at 9:30 am

    The regions boxing has hit the headlines in 2017 – with some fighters in line to compete for world honours in the new year. Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn are promising to bring more shows to the region. Frank Warren will also be looking to extend a run of successful […]