Sunderland will have three boxers fighting in Mansfield this weekend aiming to become the national junior champion.
Macleod continued his road to a fifth consecutive title by beating Wellington’s Ammir Fiaz by a disqualification in the third round. Macleod was in control and Fiaz’s constant holding and pushing got him in trouble with the official.
Lambton Street’s Errel Freeman will also appear in the final. Last weekend Freeman was beaten in the semi-final by Shrewsbury’s James Price.
However, Price came away from the fight injured and has had to pull out meaning Freeman’s touch of good fortune has landed him in a national final.
The third Sunderland finalist will be Macleod’s Sunderland club mate Jack Storey who received a walkover to the final at 85kg, class 5.
Sadly though Sunderland’s two other semi-finalists – Kieran Macdonald (Sunderland) and Thomas Scott (Olympian) were both beaten but did themselves proud in reaching this stage of the competition.
In total the Tyne, Tees and Wear Association have qualified 12 boxers for the finals. They are held in Mansfield at the Civic Centre over two days (Saturday 25 and Sunday 26) w3ith boxing commencing at 1:30pm both days.
Class 4 – boxers born in 1997
46kg Niall Farrell (Kingstanding 2nd City) v Elliot Whale (Nemesis)
48kg Nicholas Ball (Kirkby) v Jake Spooner (Brentwood)
50kg Dean Thomson (Roche) v Jack Hillier (Southampton)
52kg Brandon Daord (Everton Red Triangle) v Sid Williams (Moneyfields)
54kg Isaac Milburn (Birtley) v Charlie Kenny (West Ham)
57kg Dalton Smith (Steel City) v Zac Chaima (Finchley)
60kg Patrick McCann (Kettering School of Boxing) v Danny Barrett (Hooks)
63kg Kasey Robinson (Phil Thomas School of Boxing) v Jimmy Smith (Repton)
66kg Matthew Burgess (Leigh) v Mark Dean (Pinewood Starr)
70kg Zac Stabler (Bridlington) v Zak Chelli (Dale Youth)
75kg James Richardson (Scunthorpe) v Mark White (Littlehampton)
80kg Arman Asad (Natural Progression BA) v Viddal Riley (West Ham)
85kg Joe Saunderson (Knowsley Vale) v Naylor Ball (Dale Youth)
Class 5 – boxers born in 1996
48kg Scott Rankin (Everton Red Triangle) v Sunny Edwards (Repton)
50kg Andrew Cain (Everton Red Triangle) v Harry Limburn (Eastleigh)
52kg Muhammed Ali (Bury) v Jake Harrison (Brentwood)
54kg Peter McGrail (Everton Red Triangle) v Ben Smith (High Wycombe)
57kg Connor Jones (Lions) v Jack Brooker (Northolt)
60kg Sahir Iqbal (Bury) v Mason Smith (Finchley)
63kg Danny Wright (Boarshaw) v Jorden Flynn (Repton)
66kg Daniel Breeze (Walsall Wood) v Eunnis Chaima (Finchley)
70kg Ikram Hussain (St Francis) v Ellis Delaney (West Ham)
75kg Errel Freeman (Lambton Street) v Ben Bendall (Heart of Portsmouth)
80kg Jamal Weaver (Pallister Park) v Jack Bannister (Baker Street)
85kg Jack Storey (Sunderland) v Billy Lee (Pinewood Starr)
91kg Zane Conroy (Bilborough Community) v David Adeleye (Dale Youth)
Class 6 – boxers 1995
48kg Andrew Winter (Shildon) v Harvey Horn (Repton)
51kg Maison Reilly (Millennium) v Thomas Kindon (Guildford City)
54kg Callum French (Birtley) v Danny Arnold (St Pancras)
57kg Luke McCormack (Birtley) v Archie Sharpe (Lynn AC)
60kg Pat McCormack (Birtley) v Jake Smith (Paddy St Johns)
63.5kg Lenny Evans (Shrewsbury) v Ted Cheesman (Fisher)
67kg Isaac Macleod (Sunderland) v Jordan Reynolds (West Ham)
71kg Joseph Stevenson (Walsall Wood) v Yahia Chelli (Dale Youth)
75kg Tom Whittaker-Hart (Rotunda) v Lewie Edmondson (Golden Ring)
81kg Akil Knight (JR Gym) v Zane Turner (Torbay)
86kg Samuel Williams (Wellington) v James Branch (Repton)
91kg+ Jared Wild (Chesterfield Athletic) v Tom Welch (Brighton & Hove)