Tag Archive | Tony Jeffries

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 […]

Roundup: Olympian ABC show 18/4

Phil Jeffries had a busy week that started with his amateur club hosting a show at Farringdon Club on Thursday night. Just 24 hours later Jeffries was co-promoting one of the biggest North East professional shows of the year, but first all eyes were on the young amateurs. They did not disappoint either, as The […]

Preview: Senior ABAs regional preliminaries

The senior ABA championships get underway this evening for the Tyne, Tees and Wear region as many boxers look to make their name in the prestigious competition. Sunderland ABC  host the event at the Rainton Meadows Arena, and all boxers will know that winning this event nationally can lead to bigger and better things; just […]

Round-up: Olympian ABC night of amateur boxing

The Olympian ABC presented a night of amateur boxing on February 7th at Grindon Social Club. The show featured seven great bouts and was an enjoyable night for all present. This was despite the frustration of the Olympian coaches who had originally planned for a 14-fight bill, only for pullouts to half it. The gym, […]

Sunderland Olympian Tony Jeffries anounces retirement from professional boxing

Sunderland’s Olympic bronze medalist Tony Jeffries has been forced to call time on his professional boxing career after just ten fights due to a long-term hand injury. Jeffries was an extremely talented amateur boxer, who took his skills all the way to the 2008 Beijing Olympics where he came back with a bronze medal. He […]

Tony Jeffries misses out on Olympic Torch

Sunderland’s Olympic boxing medal winner Tony Jeffries revealed today that he will not be carrying the Olympic torch when it comes to Sunderland in June. Jeffries is the only sportsman from Sunderland ever to win an Olympic medal following his bronze medal success in Beijing in 2008. However, he was told that his application came […]