Professional Boxing

Title fight tops smashing bill in Newcastle

Newcastle’s road warrior Dougie ‘The Bullet’ Curran tops a professional boxing bill at the O2 Academy in Newcastle tomorrow, fighting at home for an International Masters Bronze title. The super-featherweight fights the majority of his bouts on the road and a lot of them come at very short notice. That explains his losing 8-17-3 record, […]

Phil Jeffries heads south to Scarborough

Sunderland promoter Phil Jeffries crosses into North Yorkshire tonight – more precisely the seaside resort of Scarborough – as he hosts another night of professional boxing at The Spa. In a couple of months the venue will play host to renowned comedian Roy Chubby Brown, but there will be no jokes tonight with Jeffries show […]

Danny ‘Boy’ Hughes reflects on his comeback and future

On April 19 Sunderland heavyweight prospect Danny ‘Boy’ Hughes returned after over 18 months out of the ring during the co-promoted show from Phil Jeffries and Frank Maloney. Hughes won on points 40-36 after a comfortable four rounds with Czech fighter Ladislav Kovarik. The bout was on the undercard of Loaded and Ready, which was […]

Kirk Goodings staying active

It may only be a little over a week since Sunderland’s Kirk Goodings made his homecoming but already he has been announced for two future bills. Goodings returned from his time in London training with Tunde Ajayi at the famous Peacock Gym and was straight out on Phil Jeffries’ Loaded and Ready show. He returned […]

Roundup: Loaded And Ready 19/4

Glenn Foot’s sensational seventh round finish of Jason Cook was the highlight of a bill stacked full with North East talent. Foot had earlier in the fight surprised Cook by using the boxing skills that he proved he had during his success in the amateurs. But when things got heated after a tussle in the […]

Jon-Lewis Dickinson ready for Stafford defence

Birtley’s cruiserweight British champion Jon-Lewis Dickinson has said he is fully prepared to defend his title against Mike Stafford. Tonight (April 19) Dickinson makes the second defence of his Lonsdale belt, topping the Loaded And Ready bill at the Rainton Meadows Arena. The event is co-promoted by Phil Jeffries and Frank Maloney. Dickinson said of […]

Cook will be a big name on the record for Glenn Foot

Glenn Foot is looking forward to stepping back into the ring for the first time since winning Prizefighter, and in Wales’ Jason Cook he has the perfect name to put his name high in the light-welterweight rankings. Sunderland’s Foot is currently ranked 14 in the latest British rankings, but that is up at welterweight; the […]