• South Yorkshire village unites behind cancer-fighting boxer Lee Noble

    January 18, 2015

    The village of Dodworth is hoping to raise around £15,000 for its boxing son Lee Noble, who is fighting leukaemia. Station Inn pub landlord Adam McCaslin is one of the organisers of an 11-hour mini-music festival, planned for February 28. “I’ve ...
  • Phil Jeffries prepares for a bumper boxing bill including the Wards, Isaac Macleod and titles

    January 18, 2015

    by Craig Johns Boxing promoter Phil Jeffries will host his first show of the year in March with a line-up stacked with regional talent. So far we have two talented brothers, one title fight with one more to be confirmed, and also a top prospect ...
  • Andrew Buchanan hoping to make the most of his final years in boxing

    January 18, 2015

    by Stuart Rayner West Denton middleweight Andrew Buchanan tells The Journal he has signed with Fighting Chance so he can make the most of what is left of his career. Andrew Buchanan lost interest in boxing, and boxing lost interest in him. But h...
  • Glenn McCrory: "Structure now in place for North East boxing revival"

    January 18, 2015

    Getting the North East back to where it should be as one of the country’s major boxing centres is a slow process, but we go into 2015 with everything in place. Professional boxing in the North East pretty much died a death after my era, when I bo...
  • Ronnie Rowe believes this generation of North East boxers could be the best yet

    January 18, 2015

    Felling gym Fighting Chance has the professional set-up North East boxers need, says veteran trainer Ronnie Rowe. Despite a disappointing end to 2014, Ronnie Rowe believes this generation of North East boxers could be the best yet – and in Gatesh...
  • Bradley Saunders' brother Jeff set to turn professional with Matchroom Boxing

    January 18, 2015

    Bradley Saunders’ younger brother is in line to make his professional boxing debut in Gateshead next month. Provided former ABA Welterweight champion Jeff Saunders receives the approval of the British Boxing Board of Control, he will appear on th...
  • Frank Warren is the man to guide Jack Catterall to the top

    January 18, 2015

    Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton, Naseem Hamed, Nigel Benn, Amir Khan - Frank Warren guided them all to the top, so it was not without significance when he named Chorley’s Jack Catterall as his British Prospect of the Year. With an extensive list of bo...
  • Luke Blackledge wants British super-middleweight crown

    January 18, 2015

    by Dan Black daniel.black@jpress.co.uk Clitheroe boxer Luke Blackledge has vowed to take the British super-middleweight crown this year. With holder Paul Smith stepping on to the world stage, with a rematch against WBO world champion Arthur A...
  • Devine to face Dingsdale in March

    January 18, 2015

    by Mike Simmonds mike.simmonds@jpress.co.uk   Luton boxer Michael Devine will be back in the ring on March 7 when he takes on Adam Dingsdale for the Southern Area lightweight title at York Hall. The 27-year-old Merseysider has won 11, l...
  • Tommy Langford targets first title

    January 17, 2015

    Hot middleweight prospect Tommy Langford kicks off his 2015 campaign in a ten-round contest and aims to end the year with his first championship title. Langford features as chief support to the big lightweight showdown between Stephen Ormond and ...