Six of the region’s fighters were in action at Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Saturday May 18.
Results were as follows:
Date of birth: 03/03/1986
Age you first started boxing? “I started at 8 and had my first fight at 11.”
Which amateur club(s) did you box for? “Hylton Castle Boys Club.”
What was your amateur record? “I can’t remember my exact record but it was roughly 45-50 fights and I know I had 15 losses because you always remember your losses more than your wins!”
What were your amateur achievements (if any)? “I was junior Northeast schoolboy champ, NABC national champion, I got to the semis of the ABAs in my first and only try at them, and I was ranked number three in the UK before I turned pro.”
When did you turn pro? “When i was 20, I’m now 24.”