Tag Archive | Newcastle

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, […]

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 […]

Chris Bennett achieving dream in debut

When Newcastle’s Chris Bennett steps in the ring on April 19 he will be achieving a childhood dream of becoming a professional boxer. Following in the footsteps of his father (of the same name) Bennett makes his debut on the Phil Jeffries and Frank Maloney co-promoted show, Loaded and Ready, which is headlined by Jon-lewis […]

Coach Mal Gates proud of his boys after another two impressive wins

Coach Mal Gates says he is very proud of his boys after Lee Mould and Anthony Nelson both won on Saturday at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. Fighting on Steve Wraith’s ‘Farewell to Fergie’ bill, two of Gates’ bright young boxers won convincingly. Both took 40-36 decisions although both were unlucky not to add stoppages […]

Tommy Ward victory is just one more on way to ultimate aim

Tommy Ward put in another impressive display in Newcastle on Saturday to move 3-0 with a points win over the experienced Delroy Spencer. On Steve Wraith’s ‘Farewell to Fergie’ bill at the O2 Academy, Ward put on a display of fantastic boxing skill to win 40-36 on points against the journeyman. At just 18 years-old […]

Paul O’Hagan left frustrated after 96 second debut win

As far as making a professional boxing debut goes, upsetting the odds to knock out your opponent in just 96 seconds would usually justify it being a satisfying one to say the least. That’s exactly the scenario Gateshead debutant Paul O’Hagan found himself on Saturday after scoring a 96 second TKO victory over Glenn McCrory […]

Roundup: Farewell to Fergie

Steve Wraith’s second professional show was clouded by pull-outs but was still a very entertaining four-fight bill at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. The show was supposed to be headed by returning Tyneside heavyweight David Ferguson, who was boxing one last time to say farewell to his loyal fans. The opponent was changed just the […]