Fantastic weekend of boxing for Loose Cannons

From Loose Cannons are, from left, Liam Sparrow, Wayne Rigg, coach John Pointer, John Ferguson, coach Matty Hall.
From Loose Cannons are, from left, Liam Sparrow, Wayne Rigg, coach John Pointer, John Ferguson, coach Matty Hall.
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Loose Cannons gym based on the North Seaton industrial estate in Ashington enjoyed a fantastic boxing weekend in an event held at Bedlington Social Club.

They had four fighters who claimed four wins including three stoppages.

Lee Carr stopped his opponent Brad Siminister in the first round, showing superior class, coolness and boxing skills to end the contest.

Liam Sparrow then out-boxed the dangerous Scott Rogan from Newcastle and took a unanimous points victory whilst John Ferguson took his record to 8-3-1 and retired Thomas Burnside on his stool with a broken nose with the latter failing to come out for the third round.

Ferguson has been the most active Loose Cannons fighter and has an MMA record of 5-0 and a k1 record of 2-0-1.

He has been fighting and beating amateur ABA boxers that have done boxing all of their lives whilst he has only been actively in the sport a year and deserves the recognition and respect he now commands in the ring.

Wayne Rigg knocked out Barron Furness fighter Josh Phifer in the second round with Rigg’s relentless pace and power shots from every angle a feature.

A spokesperson for Loose Cannons said: “All in all it was a fantastic weekend for us.

“Johnny Green and Steve Fairbairn from the gym under Combat Base North East’s Steve Muckle took gold in the no-gi grappling competition in Scotland.”

Rigg said: “Sometimes the fighters take all the credit but without our coaches John Pointer and Matty Hall we could not do what we do in the ring. I would like to thank them.”