Boxing duo put their unbeaten records on the line

UNBEATEN RECORD ... Anthony Nelson will be looking to keep his run going next month.
UNBEATEN RECORD ... Anthony Nelson will be looking to keep his run going next month.

SOUTH Shields-based fighters Anthony Nelson and Lee Mould are looking to continue their impressive boxing records alongside a talented line-up.

The two fighters have 100 per cent win records and will be fighting at Rainton Meadows Arena on the newly-arranged date of April 19 as part of the Pro Box North show.

Nelson, 27, has won all five of his fights, and Mould, 23, has come out on top in his his three professional bouts so far.

Although their opponents have not been announced, promoter Phil Jeffries is excited about the event, and knows that a solid card is important.

He said: “The undercard for the show really couldn’t be much better when you look at the line-up we’ve got.

“We really have the cream of the talent from the North East on it.

“I have been shouting for ages about how much talent there is in this region, and I am really pleased that it is finally being recognised.” Bantamweight Nelson fought Francis Croes at Rainton Meadows Arena last month, and won the bout on a points decision.

The judges scored the contest 60-54 as the boxer, from Harton and Westoe Gym, won every round of the fight.

His stable-mate, 23-year-old lightweight Mould, last defeated Ryan McNicol in November on points, also not losing any rounds.

Both boxers attend the same gym and are under the tutelage of Mal Gates.

Jeffries has praised the work of Gates in South Shields, and knows that these two fighters have got off to a great start in their career.

“Mal Gates has got a great stable in South Shields and we’ll have a couple of his unbeaten lads on in Anthony Nelson and Lee Mould,” added Jeffries.

Top of the bill is British Cruiserweight champion Jon-Lewis Dickinson, from Birtley, who will be making his second defence of the belt against Mike Stafford.

Dickinson’s last contest against Dave Dolan last month was an exciting match-up, and it gets no easier against Stafford. The Merseyside fighter has won 11 of his 12 fights, including two knock-out wins.

“This won’t be an easy fight for Jon,” added Jeffries.

“Mike Stafford is a good boxer, and will see this as a real opportunity to cause an upset.

“I think this will be a terrific battle.

Also competing is recent PrizeFighter winner Glenn Foot, who was supposed to be the main attraction before Dickinson got involved

Jeffries added: “The show will sell out no doubt about it, and I advise people to get their tickets early to avoid disappointment.”

Tickets are priced at £35 and £70 for ringside. The Pro Box North East show will be on Loaded TV, channel 200 on Sky.

The last event was also shown on Loaded TV, and they wanted to come back to the North East.

“Loaded TV and the fans that come to the show are in for a real treat,” added Jeffries.

“At Pro Box North East, we are only interested in putting on quality shows with genuine 50-50 fights.

“The fans need to be getting value for money and this show does that.”

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