4th June 2011
|Jon Lewis Dickinson|
Former Prizefighter winner Jon-Lewis Dickinson, made a successful return to the ring after a nine month layoff through injury, to outpoint David Dolan 97-94 and claim the Northern Area cruiserweight title at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on Sundays, Summer Rumble bill.
Durham-born Dickinson, used his jab to good effect, to control the fight through the middle rounds, before coming on strong in the latter rounds and punished Dolan on numerous occasions with his right uppercut, finishing the last two rounds strong, to go the full ten round distance for the first time.
Dickenson 25, now hopes his promoter Frank Maloney, can get him the fight he most wants, a shot at Rob Norton’s British title before the end of the year.
“That was the first step, but the next is to fight for the British title. Dickenson told local press, The Northern Echo.
“Rob Norton – I’m coming for you now, I always said I had to get rid of David first, and I’ve done that now. I’ve come back from two defeats and a broken jaw, and I’ve proved what I’m about.
“I want to go on from here and, if I’m honest, I don’t think Rob Norton will cause me any problems. Ten minutes or so before the fight, Frank said to me, win this, and I’ll be straight on the phone to make the Norton fight’. I can’t wait.
“I’d never been past four rounds before, so it was a bit of an unknown. You can do all the training you want, but until you do it in the ring, you’re never 100 per cent sure how it’s going to turn out.
“It went well though. I didn’t feel like I tired too much and I still felt able to do some decent work towards the end. I certainly wouldn’t be worried about lasting out against Norton.” added Dickenson.
Newcastle’s Martin Ward beat former British and European champion Ian Nappa on points – 96-94, to move closer to a British title fight of his own. Bantamweight Ward made the most of his reach advantage to land a succession of powerful body shots and finished a deserved winner.
Making his pro debut, Craig Dixon out-pointed the experienced Jason Nesbitt over four rounds at welterweight.
David Lake out-pointed Rob Sharpe at lightweight.
Gary Fox out-pointed William Warburton over six rounds at light-welterweight.
Peter Cope out-pointed Pavels Senkovs at super bantamweight.
Paul Archer beat Damien Turner to extend his unbeaten record to three fights.
Mark Clauzel stopped Rick Boulter in the first round at light middleweight.