Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Dickinson vs. Stafford Bout is Set For April 19th

By Terence Dooley

Southport’s Mike Stafford will challenge Jon Lewis Dickinson for the British cruiserweight title at Rainton Meadows Arena on April 19.  Stafford, 11-1 (2), will be taking a big step up in class as Dickinson, 13-2 (3), has been in great form since beating Matty Askin for the English title in April of last year; he has decisioned Shane McPhilbin and David Dolan, both British title wins, since that night and the 26-year-old champion will be confident of beating his 31-year-old challenger.

Stafford, though, will be buoyed by the success of his stablemate Shayne Singleton, who overcame a relative lack of experience to dethrone English light-welterweight titlist Curtis Woodhouse courtesy of a split decision at Manchester’s Bowlers Arena last night.  Karl Ince, who believes that one title begets another in this game, trains both men.

“I am really proud of Shayne for winning the English and we’ve now got Mike Stafford fighting for the British soon, so I’m really happy,” said Ince when speaking to BoxingScene about his stable’s latest title fight in the wake of Singleton’s win.

John Hannen of northeastfightscene.co.uk confirmed the date of the contest earlier today and announced that the fight will take place live on Loaded TV, Sky channel 200, which will give both men the chance to showcase their skills.  Indeed, Dickinson is now a Loaded regular, his compelling win over Dolan was shown live last month and the County Durham-based boxer’s local fans will add plenty of colour to the broadcast.

“This bill was already quality but I’m delighted to add Jon-Lewis Dickinson to it,” said North East-based promoter Phil Jeffries when speaking to www.northeastfightscene.co.uk.  “Jon’s contest against Dave Dolan in February was a real war; the undercard was full of exciting fights and Loaded were delighted with the show and wanted to come back to the North East.

“I’ve been shouting for ages about how much talent there is in this region and I’m really pleased that it’s finally being recognised.  Loaded TV and the fans that come to this show are in for a real treat.  This won’t be an easy fight for Jon; 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.”

Please send news and views to [email protected] or Twitter @Terryboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Photos: Seldin vs. Ulysse, Douglas vs. O'Sullivan - Final Presser Hearn: Tyson Fury Can Face Whyte in Return: Then Bellew, Joshua Barthelemy vs. Relikh II For Vacant WBA Title on Garcia-Lipinets Mikey Garcia to Face Sergey Lipinets February 10 in San Antonio Photos: Saunders, David Lemieux Get Tense at Final Presser Yvan Mendy May Inch Closer To Title Shot With Another Win David Lemieux Vows Beating, To Put Saunders Through Hell Video: Badou Jack, Shawn Porter Discuss Future Plans, More Klitschko Auctions Off Robe From Joshua Fight, With USB Prediction Erik Skoglund Remains in an Induced Coma Following Surgery Photos: Alexander Povetkin, Christian Hammer - Ready For War Photos: Conor Benn Wins a Wild War To Keep Record Intact Lemieux: I'm a Whole Different Guy Than I Was Against Golovkin Parker's Trainer: My Fighter's Resume is Better Than Joshua's! Spence: Fractured Eye Sockets Must Be in Back of Brook's Mind Saunders Took Precautions To Avoid Possible Lemieux Spies Frank Warren: The Moment of Truth is Here For Billy Joe Saunders Khan: Now I Know Why Pacquiao Picked Horn - And He Still Lost! Anthony Joshua Lights Up Christmas For NSPCC Children Arum: Boxing Has Been Crying So Long For a Kid Like Jeff Horn! Groves-Eubank Undercard: Arfan Iqbal vs. Simon Vallily is Set Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire in Play For April 7 in Belfast? Horn Predicts Vegas Shocker: I Got The Style To Beat Crawford! Billy Joe Saunders Can Resume Upward Mobility De La Hoya Says He's Still Open To Return - Rips Floyd Mayweather Cesar Juarez vs. Isaac Dogboe For WBO Interim, January 6 Rigondeaux Trainer Reacts To Critics: My Fighter is No Quitter! Diego De La Hoya Overweight, Fight Pulled From ESPN Card Teddy Atlas Confirms Removal, Will No Longer Call ESPN Fights Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker for WBO Belt in Play For April Katie Taylor Retains WBA Title, Decisions Jessica McCaskill Martin J. Ward Drops, Stops Juli Giner To Capture EBU Title Josh Kelly Drops, Stops Jean Michel Hamilcaro In Six Orlando Salido: Retirement is Over, I'm Coming Back in 2018! Conor Benn Gets Off The Floor, Goes Through Fire To Win Horn: I'll Prove Americans Wrong, Crawford is Someone I Can Beat Photos: Claressa Shields Putting in Work For Title Defense Joshua Buatsi Set For February Return Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera - Undercard Information Tyson Fury Says He Has Several Options To Secure Boxing License
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement