3rd June 2011

Durham’s Jon-Lewis Dickinson meets Sunderland’s David Dolan in a North East battle for the Northern Area cruiserweight title at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light tonight, Sunday July 3, with the winner hoping for a shot at Rob Norton’s British title.

Dickenson 25, won the Cruiserweight Prizefighter trophy in April 2010. But since then, his luck went bad and he lost his next fight against Tyrone Wright after being forced to retire through eye damage during the contest. He then went on to lose to Richard Turba after breaking his jaw.

Dave Dolan and Jon-Lewis Dickinsonnortheastfightscene.co.uk
It has taken almost nine months for Dickinson’s jaw to recover enough for him to consider a ring return

Dolan is also looking to get himself back on the scene and to winning ways, after having lost to Terry Dunstan in an English cruiserweight title fight at Rainton Meadows Arena last December. The former Commonwealth gold medallist drew with Rob Norton when challenging for the British and Commonwealth title in January 2010, and tomorrow will be his first meeting with Dickinson.

“This is going to be the biggest fight between two North East boxers in 25 years” announced Phil Jeffries about the forthcoming Northern Area Title clash between Dolan and Dickinson which will take place at Sunderland Football Club’s ‘The Stadium of Light’.

“Not since Glenn McCrory fought Dave Garside [17th June 1986], or Garside’s fight with John Westgarth [British heavyweight title eliminator – 16th October 1986] have two fighters from the region been matched up in such a high profile event,” continued Phil, father of Olympic bronze medallist and current undefeated pro Tony, “so I’m just buzzing about it!”

There’s no doubt that this eagerly anticipated bout promises to be a great scrap for the region’s fight fans with both fighters, although at different stages in their careers, worthy of the top-billing status they will be getting. – www.northeastfightscene.co.uk
Dolan: ‘I’m going to give everything’
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 Ian Nappa back in the Ring against Martin Ward
Former British and European champion Ian Nappa makes his ring return tonight after a layoff, when he takes on local man Martin Ward from Durham on the undercard at the Stadium of Light.

Napa 19-9 (1), is the the biggest test of 23-year old Ward’s fledgling, 10-1 (1), career to date. Nappa one of the most skilled British boxers on the circuit, will look though to try and tap into his past success and use his experience to outbox the younger man.

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