Five in finals two more to try as Scott goes pro

NEWBIGGIN have five definites but hopefully seven boxers in the 2013 schoolboy championship finals on Sunday at Newbiggin Sports Centre.

Joe Tyers was the only boxer that had to fight to get there, however, he came through with flying colours against Aycliffe’s J Condren.

Billy Sankey will box Shildon’s C Stout on Wednesday in the semi-final and Rhys Harmison will take on Darlington’s Ben Marksby in another semi-final.

Bradley Sim, Charlie Burt, Ben Rees and last year’s champion, Kai Hume all have straight finals in next week’s event.

Ben Rees and Kai Hume have both previously stopped their finals opponents.

Doors open at noon on Sunday, boxing starts at 1pm.

Meanwhile Newbiggin’s 19-year-old southpaw, Lewis Scott has taken the decision to move to the professional ranks.

After a trip to London last week, involving a heavy sparring session and a lengthy discussion, terms were agreed and a deal was struck with top promoter Spencer Fearon, of Hard Knocks Promotions.

Scott will be based in his Newbiggin gym trained by his dad, Paul, and uncle, Keith, travelling to London for top sparring.

His first fight is expected to be in the north east in March.