Hartlepool boxer Luke Cope defends English belt with win over Macauley Owen

Luke Cope won it the hard way – and he’s now defended his English lightweight title on the road.

Daniel and Peter Cope (right). Picture by TOM COLLINS

Best boxers in North-East on fight night

Boxing promoter Phil Jeffries says he has the “best boys” in the North-East and can’t wait to send them into action.

Tommy Ward(right) set for title shot

Hartlepool boxer Tommy Ward’s May date for Jazza Dickens British title fight

Tommy Ward’s wait for the date of his British super-bantamweight challenge is finally over.

Tommy Ward

Ward will face Dickens in Leeds for British title

Tommy Ward will challenge for the British super-bantamweight title when he meets Jazza Dickens in Leeds on May 13.

Peter Cope and Daniel Cope.

Coach Fannan puts Peter Cope on standby for fight

Neil Fannan is ready to unleash Peter Cope after revealing the prospect was ruled out of a title eliminator.

Martin Ward (right) takes on Renaldo Cajina last summer

Martin Ward-Abigail Medina European title fight to happen in England?

Martin Ward’s European Union title challenge at Houghton is off – but it’s not bad news for the Hartlepool boxer.

Martin Ward (right) is to fight for the European title

Hartlepool boxer Martin Ward to fight Spain's Abigail Medina for European title

Martin Ward's European Union title challenge at Houghton is off - but it's not bad news for the Hartlepool boxer.

Thomas Essomba takes on Jay Harris at the York Hall on February 24

Sunderland’s Thomas Essomba faces Swansea’s Jay Harris in Commonwealth title defence

Thomas Essomba has been handed the first defence of his Commonwealth title.

Champion: Luke Cope

Hartlepool boxer Luke Cope wins English title as fighting family celebrate another champ

Luke Cope has become the latest champion from Hartlepool – and his house – and it was all thanks to his brother.

EU title challenger Martin Ward

Hartlepool’s Martin Ward fights Cristian Rodriguez for European Union title

Martin Ward will have home advantage when he fights for the European Union title. rd

Aggressive approach: Glenn Foot on the attack against Lee Connelly

Sunderland’s Glenn Foot to use skill to beat Adam Little in British eliminator

Coach David Binns is looking for quality and not quantity from Glenn Foot in tonight’s British Championship eliminator in Wigan.

Peter Cope celebrates his win against Fonz Alexander

Hartlepool’s Peter Cope boxes to order for win

Peter Cope was challenged by his new coach to win by boxing instead of going out to please the crowd.

Lewis Ritson (left) takes on Jordan Ellison

Jordan Ellison will come back better and stronger from title defeat to Lewis Ritson

Jordan Ellison will not be down and out for long after his valiant attempt at the Northern Area Championship ended in defeat.

Darren Surtees in action against Luke Keleher

Surtees can build on first title

Darren Surtees can start to dream of more glory nights after winning his first pro title in explosive style.

Lewis Ritson (left) on the attack against Jordan Ellison. Picture by CRAIG LENG

Jordan Ellison knocked out by Lewis Ritson in Northern Area title cracker

Brave Jordan Ellison's crack at Northern Area championship glory ended with a seventh-round KO to old rival Lewis Ritson.

Boxer Peter Cope.

Hartlepool boxer Peter Cope told to fight to orders on Christmas Cracker

Use your brain, not brawn.

Gary Fox

Hartlepool fighter back in love with boxing

Gary Fox loves a fight and is determined to “wallop” a rival or two in 2017.

Boxing brothers: Daniel Cope and Peter (right). Picture by TOM COLLINS

Hartlepool’s Peter Cope faces Fonz in first fight for new coach

Peter Cope will make his first appearance for new coach Neil Fannan – and it’s a case of happy days for the Hartlepool fighter.

Richard O'Neill with Gus Robinson Developments coaches Alan Temple (left) and Peter Cope Picture by DAVID WOOD

Hartlepool boxer Richard O’Neill knocks out Ricky Alan for second pro win

Richard O’Neill will be hoping to get “busy” in 2017 having made a knock-out return to the boxing ring.

Jordan Ellinson.

Jordan Ellison’s coach fires warning to title rival Lewis Ritson

Coach Peter Cope has warned Jordan Ellison’s title rival Lewis Ritson he will be “in for a shock” if he underestimates him, writes Roy Kelly.

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