Boxing

  • 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 […]

     
  • Haye-Bellew postponement means Josh Kelly’s fight is off

    Haye-Bellew postponement means Josh Kelly’s fight is off

    November 20, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Josh Kelly’s next bout has been placed firmly on hold as David Haye postponed his rematch against Tony Bellew with an arm injury. The Sunderland born puncher was looking to build on recent run of impressive performances by fighting on Sky Sports Box Office event once again. But Kelly’s plans […]

     
  • SportsBooth Episode 4 – Fight night at the Newcastle Radio Arena

    SportsBooth Episode 4 – Fight night at the Newcastle Radio Arena

    November 20, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Episode 4 of the SportsBooth pod comes to you today for your listening pleasure; covering all of the important North East sports news. Part-one focusses on the big Liam Smith v Liam Williams II fight at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena last weekend which our man Thomas Davison witnessed at […]

     
  • 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

    Olympic Bronze medalist Jeffries ‘impressed’ with North East boxing talent

    November 16, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Big time boxing is most certainly returning to the North East, with a whole new influx of young boxing talent hitting the mainstream. But what do the old guard think of the direction in which North East boxing is heading? Former Sunderland boxer Tony Jeffries spoke out on the rise […]

     
  • Thomas Patrick Ward outboxes Sean Davis to retain British belt

    Thomas Patrick Ward outboxes Sean Davis to retain British belt

    November 13, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Thomas Patrick Ward put on a boxing clinic as he soundly outpointed Sean Davis at the Metro Radio arena in Newcastle to defend his British title. Durham’s Ward extended his perfect unbeated record to 22-0(2) with relative ease against Birmingham’s Sean Davis, 13-2, whose only previous defeat was against Gamal […]

     
  • Glenn Foot loses narrow points decision to Josh Leather

    Glenn Foot loses narrow points decision to Josh Leather

    November 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Sunderland’s Glenn Foot lost a hotly contested bout on points against Teesside’s Josh Leather despite flooring his opponent hard in the second round on the under card of Liam Smith Vs Liam Williams 2 in Newcastle. Leather extends his unblemished record to 13-0 while Foot slipped to 21-3. The fight […]

     
  • Tommy Ward to fight Sean Davis for British title

    Tommy Ward to fight Sean Davis for British title

    November 8, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Tommy Ward is set to fight Sean Davis for the Super Bantamweight British title on Saturday night. The North East boxer makes the first defence of his British title on a stacked card at the Metro Radio Arena. The fight will be his second with Frank Warren, after his first […]

     
  • Jay Hughes (Right) is now training under Padraic Mcdonagh. Photo Credit: Greg Corcoran

    North East boxer Jay Hughes looks for continued success in new venture

    November 7, 2017 at 9:00 am

    In his short time as a professional boxer, Jay Hughes has fought under the watchful eye of his trainer David Binns and promoter Phil Jeffries. But after a recent split with his veteran coach, the 20-year-old has decided to start a new venture in his career, moving to Leeds to […]