Pat McCormack returns to boxing action with victory and admits: I didn’t sleep much after witnessing Westminster horror

Washington Olympian Pat McCormack, among the British boxers who witnessed PC Keith Palmer being stabbed to death outside the Houses of Parliament, helped the British Lionhearts secure a 5-0 win over Italia Thunder in last night’s World Series of Boxing fixture at the York Hall in Bethnal green.

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Tony Dodds celebrates his English title success

spartan’s title joy

Spartan Fighting Arts Academy are celebrating two national kickboxing title triumphs.

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.

Wearmouth Boxing Club coach Anth Kelly, back centre, with some youngsters who attend the gym and could one day become champions

Wearmouth Boxing Club are going from strength to strength

From humble beginnings Wearmouth Boxing Club is growing into a bustling stable, nurturing potential champions of the future.

Birtley ABC's Callum French (left) and Pat McCormack will be in World Series Boxing action in London on Thursday

Washington OIympian Pat McCormack returns to World Series Boxing action in London

Pat McCormack has been named in the British Lionhearts side as he continues his return to the boxing ring.

Lewis Garside celebrates his British title triumph

Castletown kickboxer Lewis Garside clinches British MMA title ahead of big city show at The Point

Castletown’s Lewis Garside is celebrating an impressive Mixed Martial Arts British title success.

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Jake Bonallie thumps back the head of Craig Glover during his pro debut. Picture: Lawrence Lustig

Secret is out as Sunderland MMA fighter turned boxing pro Jake Bonallie wins at 02

Jake Bonallie wanted to make a quiet, modest entrance into the world of professional boxing – but a stunning debut success means the secret is out!

Martin Ward on his way to victory

Ward brothers warm up in comfort for British, European title challenges

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

Warren Baister and Christian Adioufak in action

Winning night for Sunderland cruiserweights, Warren Baister, Jake Bonallie

Coach David Binns is convinced Warren Baister is destined for cruiserweight glory after the former GB amateur number one made it five straight wins as a professional.

Tommy Ward lands a left to the head of Simas Volosinas. Picture by TOM COLLINS

Sunderland cruiserweight Warren Baister makes it five wins in a row

Warren Baister extended his winning run to five fights when he beat Christian Adjoufack at Houghton.
Bonallie and Glover

Sunderland boxer Jake Bonallie wins pro debut fight on David Haye-Tony Bellew show

Sunderland boxer Jake Bonallie had a dream debut as he won his first professional fight.

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Warren Baister.

Sunderland boxer Warren Baister delighted to be back in ring as he eyes title

Warren Baister is thrilled to be back in action tonight at Houghton where he takes another step towards cruiserweight title contention.

Jake Thirlaway with IKF English title belt and partner and Spartan Fighting Arts Academy team-mate Becca Garside

Spartan kickboxer Jake proves class in Milan victory

Jake Thirlaway shows off his IKF English championship belt, alongside Spartan team-mate and partner Becca Garside

Jake Bonnalie during the weigh-in at The O2, London.

Meet the Sunderland boxer making pro debut on David Haye-Tony Bellew undercard

Former amateur champion Jake Bonallie is making his first bid at professional stardom tonight – on the undercard of the huge David Haye v Tony Bellew fight.

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Boxers Martin and Tommy Ward.

West Rainton Ward brothers urged to avoid slip-ups in Houghton show

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

Spartan Fighting Arts Academy medallists (from left): Ryan Dewart, Daniel Whittle, Bradley Brown, Zach Marshall, Emily Minto and Grace Mattinson

Spartan Fighting Arts Academy kickboxers make big impact in British Ring Sports Championships

Spartan Fighting Arts Academy made a big impact at Rotherham in the WKA British Ring Sports Championships.

Warren Baister

Sunderland boxer Warren Baister takes spotlight in Saturday show

Boxing’s title-seeking Ward brothers might be strutting their stuff in the Rainton Meadows Arena – but Saturday is the chance for Warren Baister to take centre stage.

Thomas Essomba puts Jay Harris under the cosh in Friday's Commonwealth title fight. Picture by Natalie Mayhew/Butterfly Boxing

Doubting Thomas: Jeffries unsure where he can take Essomba after loss of Commonwealth title

Phil Jeffries fears a long journey back for Thomas Essomba after he relinquished his Commonwealth title.

Jordan Ellison: Points victory

Hartlepool boxer Jordan Ellison beats undefeated American Jacob Wooley

Jordan Ellison has done it again

Bruised Jay Harris celebrates his win over Thomas Essomba last night

Beaten Thomas Essomba eyes rematch, but new champ ready to look elsewhere

Thomas Essomba would welcome a rematch with the man who took his Commonwealth title from him.

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