There were two major announcements made over the weekend ahead of two massive professional boxing shows in the North East.
Firstly, Pro Boxing North East, Phil Jeffries’ promotion, sent out the following press release regarding Phil’s show on Sunday September 30 at the Hartlepool Borough Hall:
Phil Jeffries has announced the full line-up for his first promotion of this boxing season – ‘Clash of the Titans’ at the Hartlepool Borough Hall on September 30.
County Durham’s Martin Ward against Nottingham’s Jason Booth for the English bantamweight strap, and the all North East pairing of Darlington’s Neil Hepper and Fishburn’s Gary Fox for the Northern
Area lightweight belt have been slated for some time, but, with the rest of the undercard now also confirmed, fight fans are looking at an afternoon of top entertainment.
Mansfield’s Rob Sharpe, 2-3 (1), was in a real war with David Lake on the South Shields scrapper’s debut at the Stadium of Light last year and will be a good test for Hartlepool’s Callum Winton in his second outing.
Lee Duncan won’t be a pushover for Gateshead’s Rob Ismay. The Sheffield fighter may have lost seven of 13 but has only been stopped twice and, in his last fight, went four rounds with Edinburgh hard-man Kenny Anderson who contests the British title in October.
Scunthorpe’s Steve Spence gave Newcastle’s Mark Clauzel a decent workout at the Stadium of Light in July and will be a good learning fight for Horden’s Greg O’Neill; while Hartlepool’s unbeaten Peter Cope, fresh off his International Masters win over Gavin Reid, gets Middlesex’s Michael Stupart 1-5-1 (1).
The opponent for Middlesbrough’s stylish Mohammed Waqas will be announced shortly.
“Obviously the headline bout and chief support are going to be absolutely cracking fights, no doubt about it. When you consider that Jason Booth took on Kid Galahad recently and it was live on Channel 5, then Booth versus Ward for the English title could easily be a TV fight,” stated Jeffries.
“The rest of the card has also shaped up nicely too. Fox versus Hepper will be a war, and the other local lads will all give a great account of themselves as they continue to develop in their careers.
“This is going to be a great afternoon of boxing and is just the first of some exciting shows I have planned for North East fight fans this season.”
‘Clash of the Titans’ will be at the Hartlepool Borough Hall on September 30. Tickets are available from all boxers, or by calling 0774 7611 020.
The second announcement came from Steve Wraith, who last Sunday celebrated his first ever professional show. This week Steve’s Wraith Promotions sent out this regarding their next professional show:
Wraith Promotions is happy to announce that our next show will take place Saturday 24th November at the O2 Academy in Newcastle.
The weigh in will begin at 2pm, with boxing commencing at 4pm. The early start is to allow fans to enjoy a night in town and watch the return of my close friend Ricky Hatton.
Taylor Ward will return to Newcastle after an impressive performance last week and Akash Hussein will look to build on his las fight in front of his home crowd.
It is unconfirmed yet but it is believed that Sunderland’s Lee Mould will also be on the bill after work commitments forced him to pull out of Wraith’s first show.
More information will be up when it comes.