Newbiggin pair make it to national boxing finals

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Newbiggin Boxing Club held their final show of the season on Saturday and their first open air event at Ashington Football Club turned out to be a great day.

Courtney Scott was first up against Sophie Rogers, of Dunston, and after three exciting rounds she took a clear points win and also received the best Newbiggin boxer award at the end of the show.

PJ Holmes was off form against Birtley’s Josh Robson but despite starting well Robson got on top as the fight went on and took a points decision.

Mason McGuigan looked good against Sunderland’s Jack Kennedy to take a well deserved points win.

Ryan Hudson made his debut against South Shields’ Ashley Horner but after three very competitive rounds, Horner took a very close points win.

Jordan Rowley lost a close points decision against Philip Douglas of High Fell while Owen Rees was very unlucky not to get the nod against Spennymoor’s Steven Hilton.

Charlie Burt lost a points verdict to Dunston’s Sean Banks in a rematch.

Dean McGuigan looked to carry on from his brother Mason’s success and did so in style as he knocked out Bradford’s Dehon Kumar in the second round.

Finally, for Newbiggin, Gary Kadanski lost a close points decision to Forest Hall’s Taylor Robson.

The second success of the weekend came on Sunday at the National Junior semi finals.

Newbiggin’s Rhys Harmison took on Sam Gwilt, of the Midlands. Harmison dominated from the first bell, landing heavily to the head and body to take a clear points win and progress to the national final in London next Sunday.

Next in the semi final was Newbiggin’s Ben Rees looking to better last year’s semi-final exit. He took on Midlands Champion, Bradley Goldsmith.

In a close, hard fight, Rees took control with a very high work rate and landing some quality shots. He took the points win and he to will progress to the finals in London next Sunday.

Newbiggin are the only north east boxing team to have two fighters in the National finals.

Newbiggin’s professional light middleweight prospect Lewis Scott will be in action at Newcastle’s Metro arena on Saturday, on the under-card of the Stuey Hall v Paul Butler IBF world title show.

With four out of four KO wins, he will be looking to extend this further against Polish fighter Mariusz Biskupsky over four rounds.

A good night on Saturday will no doubt put Lewis in line for a step up for a shot at one of the belts currently vacant in the UK.