Lewis all set for a crack at regional title

Newbiggin Boxing Club's Lewis Scott ahead of his title bout.
Newbiggin Boxing Club's Lewis Scott ahead of his title bout.

THREE members of Newbiggin Boxing Club represented TTW last weekend and travelled to Ireland to box the Dublin champions.

Billy Sankey was first into the ring against Francis McDonagh. After an equal first and second round, Sankey dominated the third but was unlucky to lose a majority points decision.

Rhys Harmison was next in against Ireland’s Cameron Fox. After a solid performance, controlling all three rounds, Harmison took a comfortable points decision.

Newbiggin’s third boxer in to the ring was Ben Rees against Dublin’s Patrick Maughan. After three toe to toe rounds, Rees was handed the win, taking his record to an impressive 12 wins from 13 fights.

Sankey and Harmison, on their first trip away, showed they are naturals to the sport.

For Rees, the win marked his second overseas victory in three weeks, having destroyed the Dutch champion in Rotterdam at the beginning of the month.

This weekend sees an important weekend for Newbiggin Boxing Club.

On Friday they have the second show of the season at Newbiggin Sports Centre.

Top of the bill is Newbiggin’s Lewis Scott against Howden’s Dean Laing for the vacant TTW light heavyweight belt. Doors open 7pm, with some tickets left on the door at £10.

On Sunday, Jimmy Tyers and Kieran Robertson are in action at the Nissan Sports Centre in Sunderland in the national semi-final of the CYP championship.

Robertson takes on Billy Glover of the midlands while Tyers takes on Irish champion Connor Wallace.