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Hartlepool boxer Peter Cope faces Barnsley KO Kid Andy Townend in eliminator

Peter Cope is seven days away for what he hopes will prove a career-defining fight.

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Lonsdale belt bid unlikely as Tommy Ward has eyes on world level bouts

Tommy Ward admits he’s unlikely to try and win his Lonsdale belt outright.

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Tommy Ward scores wide points decision as he comfortably defends British title

Hartlepool-trained Tommy Ward made light work of his first British title defence, comfortably out-pointing Birmingham's Sean Davis.

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Tommy Ward has eyes on world domination ahead of British title defence - as fireworks fly between Glenn Foot and Josh Leather

Tommy Ward has set his sights on world domination.

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Glenn Foot in action against Akeem Ennis Brown.

Glenn Foot: Leather going to get the shock of his life

Josh Leather will be in for the “shock of his life” when he defends his IBF European light-welterweight title, writes Roy Kelly.

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Tommy Ward in action against Volosinas.

Tommy Ward has eyes on the bigger prize, but remains focused on ‘Showtime’ bout

Tommy Ward insists his dream of becoming world champion will be a motivation and not a distraction when he defends his British title next Saturday.

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Sunderland hardman Glenn Foot. Picture: TOM BANKS

Sunderland boxer Glenn Foot presents real danger to champ Josh Leather

Frank Warren has warned Josh Leather that Glenn Foot will provide clear and present danger in Newcastle next month.

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Tommy Ward in action against Volosinas.

Boxing legend Frank Warren excited by Tommy Ward and North-East show

Frank Warren has announced the entire card for his Newcastle blockbuster which stars two of the area’s top boxers, writes Roy Kelly.

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The Four Tops: North East boxing officials (from the left) Stewart Lithgo, Fred Potter, Mike Kipling, John Jarrett. PIcture by TOM COLLINS

Kelly’s Eye: Final bell for Mr Boxing but what a knockout life

Fred Potter was a fighting man – in every sense of the word and next Monday we will have the chance to give him an appropriate send-off.

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Fred (right) with Hartlepool boxer Michael Hunter after he beat Esham Pickering to become British, Commonwealth and European super-bantamweight champion at the Borough Hall in 2005. Picture by Tom Collins

Tributes after death of Hartlepool boxing official Fred Potter

Tributes have been paid to a respected stalwart of boxing who has died following a distinguished career.

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Adam Cope in action against Youssef Al Hamidi at the Borough Hall. Picture by TOM COLLINS

Boxing: World title for Tommy Ward, Adam Cope can go all the way

Dave Garside insists the future of Hartlepool boxing is looking as bright as ever – despite Martin Ward’s defeat in his crack at the European title.

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Referee Giuseppe Quartarone calls off the fight after one minute, 29 seconds of the second round. Picture by TOM COLLINS

Beaten European championship boxer Martin Ward won’t rush decision on future

Martin Ward says it is too early to make any decisions about his boxing future.

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Glenn Foot was back to his old self at the Borough Hall

Boxing: Sunderland's Glenn Foot gunning for Josh Leather after Hartlepool win

Glenn Foot is gunning for IBF European champion Josh Leather after returning to winning ways in Hartlepool.
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Martin Ward is beaten as referee Guiseppe Quartarone halts the bout. Picture by TOM COLLINS

European super-bantamweight championship: Martin Ward loses in round two to Abigail Medina

Martin Ward's challenge for the European super-bantamweight title was ended in under five minutes tonight at the Borough Hall.
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Boxer Martin Ward training on the beach at Seaton Carew

Martin Ward’s trainer not fooled by champion’s weight problem

Neil Fannan says he is not taking Abigail Medina’s failure to make the weight at the first time of asking too seriously ahead of the champion’s first defence of his European title.

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Spanish boxer Abigail Medina gets weighed in ahead of his European super-bantamweight championship fight against Martin Ward. Picture: TOM BANKS

Martin Ward-Abigail Medina: Champion confident of European win in Hartlepool

Abigail Medina insists he is not fazed by making the maiden defence of his European title in his challenger’s backyard.

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Spanish boxer Abigail Medina gets weighed in ahead of his European super-bantamweight championship fight against Martin Ward. Picture: TOM BANKS

Martin Ward-Abigail Medina: Hughie Fury got tactics wrong, judges got it right

Boxing has been wracked with controversy over the past month – but Martin Ward says he has faith in the officials to deliver a fair decision at the Borough Hall.

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Boxer Martin Ward. Picture by KEVIN BRADY

European title challenger Martin Ward: Champion doesn’t have ‘wow’ factor

Martin Ward hopes a return to the scene of his first professional title will be an omen for his attempt at the European Championship.

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Boxer Martin Ward training on the beach at Seaton Carew

Martin Ward would just love to take European title from Abigial Medina

Martin Ward loves boxing.

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Boxer Martin Ward training on the beach at Seaton Carew

Martin Ward would just love to take European title from Abigial Medina

Martin Ward loves boxing.

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