Jon-Lewis Dickinson (14st 3½lbs) is still the British cruiserweight champion after seeing off the challenge of Mike Stafford (13st 13lbs) at Houghton-le-Spring’s Rainton Meadows Arena on April 19. Southport’s Stafford gave Dickinson problems for the first four sessions, throwing wide shots over the guard and down to the body, but seemed to fade thereafter and [...]
Pro Box North East will showcase some of the best boxing talent in the region on Friday April 19, when Jon-Lewis Dickinson (pictured) makes the second defence of his British cruiserweight title at Houghton-le-Spring’s Rainton Meadows Arena. Dickinson faces a tough test in the shape of Merseyside’s Mike Stafford, who has lost just once in [...]
Some of the North East’s best boxers will be in action at the Rainton Meadows Arena on April 12, following the announcement of Pro Box North East’s next show. Topping the 11-fight card will be Sunderland’s explosive Prizefighter winner, Glenn Foot, who will step up to eight rounds for the first time.
For someone who just wants to fight, Paul Truscott’s career has been frustratingly stop-start. The Middlesbrough man is delighted then – having not thrown a punch in anger since losing a British super-featherweight title fight to Gary Buckland a year ago – to be finally getting out when he appears on Dennis Hobson Promotions’ ‘Nemesis’ [...]
Readers … lend me your ears. When the North East’s only ever former world boxing champion, Glenn McCrory, says good times are ahead then it’s worth paying heed … he is, after all, a big fella’! McCrory, Sky Sports’ longstanding pundit, is, definitely onto something.
At the second time of asking yesterday (Friday March 23), Middlesbrough’s Paul Truscott successfully weighed in ahead of his British super-featherweight title challenge against Gary Buckland. ‘Trussy’ eventually scaled 9st 4lbs – right on the super-feather limit, while champion Buckland came in at 9st 3lbs.
Paul Truscott’s star was in the ascendancy when, in just his eleventh fight, he captured the Commonwealth featherweight crown with a points victory over Osumanu Akaba (9th May 2008). In 2009, though, the Middlesbrough fighter met his nemesis in the shape of Greenock’s John Simpson who bested him twice, firstly via cuts stoppage (January 16) [...]
There were rumours that you’d be boxing Gary Sykes for the British super-featherweight title on March 5 – Carl Johanneson now has the shot – what happened? I got the fight, it got confirmed with Sky [Sports], the Board and everything but then Johanneson rang the Board and said ‘why’s he fighting, I’m mandatory challenger, [...]
SINCE losing his Commonwealth featherweight title to Greenock’s John Simpson in September 2009 – breaking his right hand and accumulating 11 stitches in the process – it’s been all quiet on the Paul Truscott front. This ceasefire, though, should soon be broken. “For quite a while after the fight I was just sat on my [...]
In what has got to be a cast-iron contender for domestic fight of the year, Paul Truscott and John Simpson participated in an absolutely ferocious fight for the Commonwealth featherweight title, characterised by a huge battle of wills, lots of blood, and neither man willing to take a backwards step – all combining to create [...]
Imagine being engrossed in a great book, only to discover that the last chapter’s missing. A boxing equivalent would be watching January 2009′s Commonwealth featherweight title fight between John Simpson and Paul Truscott. With this all-action, finely balanced bout about to enter the crucial stage to determine the winner, the fight was waved off in [...]