24th October 2012

Pro Box North East – based in Sunderland but promoting professional boxing across the region – recently helped to produce two champions.
At the Hartlepool Borough Hall on September 30, on the ‘Clash of the Titans’ bill, County Durham’s Martin Ward picked up the English bantamweight title after defeating former world title challenger Jason Booth.
On the same show, Fishburn’s Gary Fox produced a crunching right hook to stop Neil Hepper in five rounds, and picked up the Northern Area lightweight belt in the process.
By John Hannen