Tag Archive | Commonwealth games

Introducing ABAE Elite Champion Josh Kelly

Three weeks ago to the day Houghton and District ABC’s Josh Kelly made history by becoming the first ever Sunderland boxer to win the ABAE Elite championships at the first time of asking. Even more fitting was the fact that Josh won the event, formally known as the Senior ABAE’s, while it was being hosted […]

David Dolan hoping it’s third time lucky

Sunderland cruiserweight David Dolan gets a third crack At the British title tomorrow as he challenges old foe Jon-Lewis Dickinson at the Rainton Meadows Arena. The 2002 Commonwealth gold medalist has found life tough since turning over to the paid ranks and came up short twice against Rob Norton for the title now held by […]

Isaac Macleod training hard with Team GB to make Olympics

Sunderland ABC boxer Isaac Macleod is continuing to train hard after making the Team GB development squad. Following trails in Sheffield, Isaac was confirmed as a member of the development squad last month, with a view to competing at both the 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2016 Olympic Games. Today Isaac travels up the training […]

Jake Slater takes positives after defeat in first senior outing

Sunderland ABC boxer Jake Slater lost his first senior fight in Scotland last week, in a Scotland vs England event. Slater, who was fighting for the first time since not being selected for Team GB, lost on points to Barn ABC’s Mark McKeown. McKeown is the lightweight European number three but Jake held his own […]

Macleod makes Team GB development squad

Sunderland ABC boxer Isaac Macleod has been selected for the Team GB development squad. The 17 year old received confirmation yesterday that following his spell in Sheffield last weekend, he had successfully earned a place in the squad. Macleod has been on trials and specific training for months to prove his quality to the coaches and […]