Hartlepool will host top-class boxing on Sunday when the Mayfair JD Sports Domes stages the Junior ABA quarter-finals (1pm start).
The Seaton Carew venue has a long and proud history with the sport and has successfully put on a number of club shows since the autumn.
And North East boxing is on a high following the success of the British Lionhearts last weekend at Gateshead where local fighters Calum French, Kiaran Macdonald and Pat McCormack played starring roles.
Now it will be the turn of the region’s young elite to take centre-stage at the Tees Road facility as they bid to win a place in the prestigious competition’s semi-finals.
Talented Hartlepool teenager Danielle Marshall, from the Catholic Club, will be flying the town’s flag in the tournament this year.
Sunday’s promotion is the brainchild of Tracey Saunders, the events manager of the Mayfair JD Sports Domes.
“It’s an honour for us to be hosting these championships,” said Tracey, who is in her fourth decade in the sport.
“We’ve done half a dozen club shows since September and they have been absolutely fantastic.
“Loads of people have said it’s the best venue on the North-East and we’re very proud to be putting on this show.
“Boxing is in great shape in our area and doubtless we’ll be seeing some champions on Sunday.”
Tickets are available on the door at the Mayfair JD Sports Domes with entry priced at £10. Doors open at 11am.