Peter Cope takes on Neil Hepper in Hartlepool v Darlington derby

Peter Cope has got just what he wanted – a rapid return to the ring.

Daniel Cope training at the Neil Fannan gym. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool fighter Daniel Cope taunted by title rival Billy Snaith who says ‘don’t run away’

Daniel Cope is to defend his Northern Area title next month – against former team-mate and friend, Billy Snaith.

Martin Ward in action in his last fight. Picture by TOM COLLINS

Boxer Martin Ward has home advantage for European title fight with Spain's Abigail Medina

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

Head coach Peter Cope (left) and coach Alan Temple (right) with triumphant boxer Greg O'Neil.

Hartlepool-Horden fighter Greg O'Neil beats Harry Matthews to win Challenge belt

Greg O'Neil justified his billing as 'The Real Deal' by beating Harry Matthews to lift his first professional title.

Peter Cope gets throufh with a right against Paul Hyland. Picture by LAWRENCE LUSTIG

Coach ‘hard done to’ after Peter Cope points loss to Paul Hyland Jnr

Neil Fannan felt “hard done to” after seeing Peter Cope beaten by Paul Hyland Jnr over eightclosely-fought rounds at the York Hall.

Peter Cope (left) battles it out with Paul Hyland Jnr last night. Picture by Lawrence Lustig

Hartlepool’s Peter Cope edged out but shows he belongs on big stage

Peter Cope says he would fight Paul Hyland Jnr again tomorrow in a bid to avenge his agonising points defeat.

Peter Cope (right) lands a right against Paul Hyland jr. Picture by LAWRENCE LUSTIG/ MATCHROOM BOXING

Hartlepool boxer Peter Cope loses tight points decision to Paul Hyland Jnr

Peter Cope produced the best performances of his professional career only to suffer the agony of a close points defeat to Paul Hyland Jnr in London.

Junior (fight) school: Peter Cope Jnr and Paiul Hyland Jnr

Peter Cope-Paul Hyland Jnr: Hartlepool coach not fazed by London clash

Neil Fannan insists he is not fazed about taking Hartlepool into the away corner in London tonight.

Savannah Marshall with her Commonwealth Games gold medal

Savannah Marshall leaves GB amateur squad - now for pro re-match with Claressa Shields?

Savannah Marshall could be about to start the long road to a blockbuster re-match with explosive American Claressa Shields.

Peter Cope (left) with coach Neil Fannan. Picture by FRANK REID

Peter Cope up for high-profile fight with Irish prospect Paul Hyland Jnr

Peter Cope is eagerly anticipating a return to London and boxing’s big stage.

Greg ONeill with coaches Peter Cope, left, and Alan Temple.

Coach Cope confident Greg O’Neil will overcome favourite Harry Matthews in York clash

Greg O’Neil is heading back into action just days after a knock-out return to the ring – and there is a belt up for grabs.

Neil Fannan takes Peter Cope on the pads. Picture by STUART NORTON.

No Mickey O’Rourke as Hartlepool boxer Peter Cope gets to face Paul Hyland Jnr

Peter Cope has been handed new – and better – opposition for his big fight night in London.

Darren Surtees celebrates. Picture by TOM COLLINS

Co Durham boxers Darren Surtees, Chris Wallace win in a flash

Darren Surtees and new boy Chris Wallace gave a demonstration of power as the David Binns camp enjoyed a grand slam at the Rainton Meadows Arena.

Martin Ward(right) in action against Gutmans.

Wards warm-up for British, European title challenges with easy wins, Cope frustrated by draw

The Ward brothers warmed up for their summer assaults on major championship challenges in smooth fashion at Houghton.

Gus Robinson Developments boxer, Greg O'Neil.

Boxer Greg O’Neil makes his long-awaited ring return at Rainton Meadows Arena

Greg O’Neil takes a step into the unknown when he makes his long-awaited ring return tonight.

Boxers Martin and Tommy Ward with sponsors Paramount Group directors, Andrew Marshall, Ian Brown and Kane Hobson.

Martin Ward, Tommy Ward, Daniel Cope coach wants boxers to impress

Neil Fannan has warned his boxers to avoid slipping on any banana skins when they climb through the ropes at the Rainton Meadows Arena.

Boxer Anth Hardy working out in the gym. Picture by FRANK REID

Hartlepool and East Durham boxers domimnate bumper Houghton show

Hartlepool and East Durham boxing will dominate the bill when Rainton Meadows Arena stages a bumper show this weekend.

Savannah Marshall with her Commonwealth Games gold medal

Ex-world boxing champion Savannah Marshall considers future

Savannah Marshall is considering her boxing future.

Jordan Ellison: Points victory

Hartlepool boxer Jordan Ellison beats undefeated American Jacob Wooley

Jordan Ellison has done it again

Gus Robinson Developments ABC coaches Tony Martin (left) and Dave Robson (right) with their champion, Luke Cope

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.

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