Matchroom’s first NXTGEN card of the year took place at the Utilita Arena Newcastle on Saturday March 18 and featured some of the best prospects in the North East and beyond looking to take the next steps in their promising careers, live worldwide on DAZN. (photos by Mark Robinson)
Former Team GB standout Cyrus Pattinson (6-0, 4 KOs) faced his toughest test so far in the professional ranks against Wales’ former British Welterweight Champion Chris Jenkins (23-7-3, 8 KOs) – with the pair clashing for the vacant WBA International Title.
Pattinson broke down and stopped Jenkins in the in the ninth round.
Alnwick’s Pattinson hasn’t put a foot wrong since turning over in Newcastle back in June 2021, winning all six of his contests - with four coming by way of knockout – and the 28-year-old southpaw picked up the vacant IBO Continental Title last time out in Nottingham.