Seaham boxer Jordan enjoys away-day triumph in Edinburgh

Jordan Ellison has been at it again.

Monday, 31st October 2016, 12:00 pm
Jordan Ellison

The Seaham boxer has made a habit of visiting opposition territory and taking on unbeaten foes, often with success, and he did just that in Scotland.

Taking on a match with Livingston prospect Thomas Dickson at late notice in Edinburgh, Ellison ended the 26-year-old’s 100% record with a superb points win, referee Kevin McIntyre scoring it 40-37.

Gus Robinson Developments head coach Peter Cope said: “I’m not sure where the drawn round came, Jordan looked like he won every one.

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“He was brilliant, totally outboxed the kid.

“We only got the call on Thursday night and I wasn’t sure, given Jordan’s boxing for the Northern Area title soon.

“But I spoke to him and it was typical Jordan, saying ‘you know me Pete, I’ll fight anyone’.

“He was in with an unbeaten kid who’d won five out of five and was a big ticket seller.

“Dickson had loads of fans there and I’d warned Jordan that to get the win in Scotland against a home kid he’d need to win three rounds or maybe all four!

“But he was different class – he was on the front foot from the start and hardly took a punch.”

The triumph at Meadowbank was his sixth win in 14 appearances and his fourth victory since joining Cope’s stable.

“Jordan’s done it the hard way but going on the road, but that’s been his choice,” he said. “He’s not fazed about who he boxes and where.

“He’s only 20 and improving all the time, I’m really impressed with him, he’s a very good boxer with a tremendous attitude.”

Unless there are any other 11th phonecalls from matchmakers, the Seaham fighter will not be in action again until December 3.

Ellison will take on undefeated Forest Hall star Lewis Ritson for the vacant Northern Area lightweight championship in Houghton.