Sunderland, South Shields boxer Lee Mould’s Fighting Chance

Lewis Pendleton (left) with Lee Mould (centre) and Mal Gates
Lewis Pendleton (left) with Lee Mould (centre) and Mal Gates
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Lee Mould has signed a promotional contract with Fighting Chance – a deal he hopes will take him from crowd-pleaser to champion.

The Sunderland boxer is always value-for-money in the ring but after getting into title contention has seen his career stall somewhat.

Fighting Chance wants to take Lee to the level he wants to be at and where he deserves to be

LEWIS PENDLETON

But the 26-year-old has joined the Gateshead-based Fighting Chance organisation, though he will still be coached and managed by his long-time trainer, Mal Gates.

And his first appearance for his new promoters is likely to be on Wearside, with December 3 the date mooted by the organisation’s boss, Lewis Pendleton.

“I’d like to thank Lewis for putting his faith in me,” said Mould who has lost only once in 11bouts. “I’ve had title fights in 2014 and 15 but not built on them.

“Now with Lewis and Fighting Chance I think the opportunIties will come.”

Pendleton believes Fighting Chance can provide a platform for the man known as ”the Mackem Mexican” due to his all-action approach.

“Lee is an exciting, well-established fighter and we’re delighted he has signed a promotional contract with us,” said Pendleton.

“Mal will remain as his manager and coach and he’ll still train at Mal’s Harton & Westoe Miners Welfare gym.

“But Lee will now be boxing exclusively on Fighting Chance’s shows for the coming years.

“We’ll be looking to build his profile and career.

“Lee has boxed on our last two shows and we’re looking forward to watching him grow as a boxer and building a pathway for him.

“Fighting Chance wants to take Lee to the level he wants to be at and where he deserves to be.

“We’re excited and we’ll be looking to now create those title opportunities.”

Gates echoed the words of Pendleton and the South Shields fight figure is thrilled with the deal.

“Lee’s a really good fighter and we need to move him forward,” said Gates. “He’s stagnated for too long.

“The title fights he’s had have been away from home, he’s always had to travel.

“But this is the umbrella we need to be under, there is now a structure to Lee’s career.”