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Chorley fighter Catterall wins European title

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:27am Monday 27th October 2014

CHORLEY light welterweight Jack Catterall incredibly claimed the European title in only his 10th professional fight after a stoppage victory over Tom Stalker.

Froch has got big hopes for Blackledge

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:18pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

CARL Froch says he has ‘big hopes’ for East Lancashire fighter Luke Blackledge after meeting up with his former sparring partner in Gisburn.

Singleton heads back into the ring

Lancashire Telegraph: Shayne Singleton wants a title belt

7:24am Tuesday 9th September 2014

Star Colne stylist Shayne ‘The Pain’ Singleton will step into the ring later this month ahead of a potential Commonwealth title shot in November.

Boxer Blackledge is king of the ring

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:29am Monday 8th September 2014

LUKE Blackledge became the first boxer in almost 50 years to wear a professional belt in a Blackburn ring as he capped a fabulous night by being crowned as the WBC International Silver super-middleweight champion.

Blackburn boxing bill 'will inspire youngsters'

Lancashire Telegraph: Adam Machaj

3:50pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

TRAINER Kevin Maree believes professional boxing’s return to Blackburn in September could help to produce another wave of new talent in the area.

Anderson future uncertain as he nears end of ban

Lancashire Telegraph: CHALLENGE: Kenny Anderson

12:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

KEVIN Maree still does not know whether former British champion Kenny Anderson will return to boxing when his two-year drugs ban expires later this year.

Ramadan no obstacle for Blackburn boxer Niaz

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:28am Friday 11th July 2014

IT was Ramadan that proved the main obstacle to Amir Khan’s hopes of fighting Floyd Mayweather later this year. But in a gym in Gisburn, Qasim Niaz is preparing for his next bout.

Yak ready for another boxing landmark

Lancashire Telegraph: Yaqoob Hussain

3:10pm Saturday 7th June 2014

IT says Perseverance above the door of Yaqoob Hussain’s amateur boxing club.

Catterall eases to Szot victory

Lancashire Telegraph: Jack Catterall

11:16am Monday 12th May 2014

CHORLEY boxer Jack Catterall made it eight wins out of eight as a professional as he won all eight rounds of his light welterweight bout against Polish fighter Krzysztof Szot in Liverpool on Saturday night.

Suzanne Geldard column: Burnley boss Dyche will rise to challenge of top flight

Lancashire Telegraph: Sean Dyche is hoisted aloft by his Burnley players

2:50pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SEAN Dyche would barely have got to the bottom of his champagne flute when the promotion celebrations turned into planning for the Premier League.

Niaz set for Bolton fight

Lancashire Telegraph: Qasim Niaz

11:56am Thursday 24th April 2014

UNBEATEN Blackburn boxer Qasim Niaz is scheduled to make his fifth appearance as a professional at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on June 7.

Title joy as Singleton shines

Lancashire Telegraph: Shayne Singleton wants a title belt

10:53am Monday 14th April 2014

CLASS act Shayne Singleton is ready for even more success after his hometown of Colne cheered as one on Friday to celebrate the biggest night of boxing glory East Lancashire has seen.

Singleton seeing clearly - and his focus is on a title

Lancashire Telegraph: Shayne Singleton wants a title belt

7:38am Friday 11th April 2014

LESS than a year ago Shayne Singleton was suffering hallucinations before fights, but now the Colne boxer says even a late change of opponent will not throw him off his stride tonight.

Niaz tipped for the top

Lancashire Telegraph: Qasim Niaz

11:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

BLACKBURN boxer Qasim Niaz has been tipped to be East Lancashire’s next big thing after delivering his best performance as a professional.

Machaj eyes triple bonus

Lancashire Telegraph: Adam Machaj

6:25pm Friday 28th February 2014

Big hitting Oswaldtwistle heavyweight Adam Machaj aims to make it three wins from three professional contests tonight when he steps through the ropes in Southport.

Boxing trio set to return to ring

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington's Blackledge gets a shot at Rocky

4:20pm Saturday 18th January 2014

STIRK House boxers Luke Blackledge, Haidher Riaz and Qasim Niaz have been given dates for their return to action.

Ali set for February ring return

Lancashire Telegraph: Artif Aki

7:51am Friday 20th December 2013

ACCRINGTON boxer Artif Ali is set to return to action in February after making it two wins out of two as a professional.

Anderson banned for failed 'banned substance' test

Lancashire Telegraph: Anderson banned for failed 'banned substance' test

10:20am Monday 9th December 2013

THE British Boxing Board of Control has confirmed that Gisburn-trained super-middleweight Kenny Anderson has been given a two-year ring ban after testing positive for a banned substance.

Shayne’s ring return is worth the weight

Lancashire Telegraph: Shayne Singleton celebrates his win

8:22am Monday 9th December 2013

COLNE class act Shayne Singleton made a step into the unknown as he fought for the first time as a welterweight on Friday night – but the 24-year-old sent out a clear message that the latest chapter of his boxing career is only just beginning.

Colne fight star Singleton all set to step up

Lancashire Telegraph: Shayne Singleton is in action tonight Picture: KIPAX

8:50am Friday 6th December 2013

COLNE fight star Shayne Singleton makes a rare appearance in his home town ring tonight – and intends to put on a show for his screaming and cheering hordes of fans as he heads into new territory.

Boxer Blackledge suffers Rocky agony

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington's Blackledge gets a shot at Rocky

8:02am Monday 25th November 2013

LUKE Blackledge’s dream of claiming the Commonwealth super middleweight title was ended inside the first round at Manchester’s Phones 4U Arena.

Blackledge stopped in first by tough Rocky

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington's Blackledge gets a shot at Rocky

6:54pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

ROCKY Fielding defended his Commonwealth title with a ruthless first-round stoppage of Luke Blackledge.

Blackledge: Froch sparring will help me shock Rocky

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington's Blackledge gets a shot at Rocky

12:20pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

LUKE Blackledge believes his sparring sessions with Carl Froch will help him claim the Commonwealth super middleweight title in Manchester tonight.

Chorley boxer Catterall defeats Frenchman

9:52pm Saturday 23rd November 2013

CHORLEY boxer Jack Catterall made it six wins out of six as a professional after a points triumph over Frenchman Renald Garrido.

Accrington's Blackledge gets a shot at Rocky

Lancashire Telegraph: Accrington's Blackledge gets a shot at Rocky

9:14am Thursday 21st November 2013

ACCRINGTON’S Luke Blackledge has been handed the chance to fight Rocky Fielding for the Commonwealth super middleweight title on Saturday.

Catterall in action

12:20pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

CHORLEY boxer Jack Catterall will be aiming to make it six wins out of six since turning professional when he returns to action at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester on Friday.

Machaj's opponent gone in 16 seconds

10:12am Monday 18th November 2013

OSWALDTWISTLE heavyweight Adam Machaj continued his fine start to his professional career by knocking out Bulgarian Deyan Mihailov in only 16 seconds.

Boxing board back Blackledge's bid for title fight

Lancashire Telegraph: Top promoter Frank Warren at last weekend's show

12:10pm Friday 15th November 2013

THE British Boxing Board of Control have said that they expect Accrington super middleweight Luke Blackledge’s British title fight with Paul Smith to go ahead as planned on December 7.

Blackledge sparring with Froch

Lancashire Telegraph: SEEING STARS: Carl Froch

ACCRINGTON boxer Luke Blackledge has been sparring with Carl Froch as he waited for confirmation yesterday about whether his British title fight with Paul Smith will still go ahead.

Rising star Machaj ready to make big impression

1:34pm Saturday 9th November 2013

HOPEFUL of soon going head to head with David Haye and the Klitschko brothers in sparring, Adam Machaj is determined to show that Anthony Joshua is not the only rising star of British heavyweight boxing right now.

Fighters get Colne date

10:00am Tuesday 29th October 2013

Blackburn duo Haidher Riaz and Qasim Niaz will each fight professionally for the second time at The Muni in Colne on December 6. Their opponents are yet to be confirmed.

Maree hopes to stage Blackburn show

10:29am Wednesday 16th October 2013

LOCAL trainer Kevin Maree hopes to arrange a boxing show at King George’s Hall next month to showcase Blackburn’s new professionals Haidher Riaz and Qasim Niaz.

Blackledge heads winning evening

8:03am Monday 14th October 2013

EIGHT East Lancashire fighters all secured victories on a bumper card at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday night.

No pressure for Anderson return

10:40am Saturday 28th September 2013

TRAINER Kevin Maree says he is putting no pressure on Kenny Anderson to return to boxing after the Stirk House fighter vacated the British title for personal reasons.

Squirrel injury won't halt El Maachi rise

2:24pm Thursday 12th September 2013

STIRK House trainer Kevin Maree has signed a three-year deal to manage Yassine El Maachi – as the former Prizefighter champion prepares to return from an injury sustained chasing a squirrel up a tree in Gisburn.

Colne's Singleton enjoys good workout - but clash of heads costs Blackledge

7:07am Monday 22nd July 2013

COLNE fight star Shayne Singleton says he is now full focused on the defence of his English light-welterweight title after he came through an excellent workout on his return to the ring on Saturday night.

Singleton keen for tough test

12:10pm Thursday 27th June 2013

ENGLISH light-welterweight champion Shayne Singleton could be set to take on a former World Champion in a stiff test next month.

Burnley boxing coach Brian Roche backs rising star Dean Thompson

4:32pm Tuesday 18th June 2013

BURNLEY boxing coach Brian Roche has hailed rising star Dean Thompson after his narrow points defeat in the final of the Junior Boxing Tri-Nations tournament.

Singleton defence off as Colne star fails to recover

7:39am Tuesday 7th May 2013

SHAYNE Singleton’s Engligh light-welterweight title defence against Tyrone Nurse next month has been put on ice after the classy Colne boxer failed to recover from a hand injury.

Blackledge beaten on points in Denmark

10:07pm Saturday 13th April 2013

ACCRINGTON boxer Luke Blackledge tonight saw his unbeaten record come to an end as Erik Skoglund secured a narrow points victory in the Danish town of Frederikshavn.

Super Shayne battles through Pain barrier

7:00pm Monday 11th March 2013

BLOODIED hero Shayne The Pain Singleton says his English light-welterweight title win is still sinking in after he lived up to his nickname and went through the pain barrier and beyond to beat Curtis Woodhouse on the biggest night of his life.

Colne fighter thanks fans after title win

6:04pm Monday 11th March 2013

CHAMPION boxer Shayne Singleton says he want to thank every one of his fans personally after they turned a corner of Manchester into a home from Colne as he won the English light welterweight title.

Colne's Singleton crowned English champion

12:26am Saturday 9th March 2013

COLNE'S Shayne Singleton is the new English light-welterweight champion after he beat belt holder Curtis Woodhouse in a thrilling split decision contest in Manchester.

Fans can Sing when I’m winning the title

8:27am Friday 8th March 2013

COLNE boxer Shayne ‘The Pain’ Singleton has vowed to bring the English light welterweight title back to his home town tonight – and reckons he owes a moment of glory to his ‘amazing’ fans.

Pro Riaz backed to hit the top

12:10pm Wednesday 6th March 2013

KEVIN Maree says rising star Haidher Riaz has faster hands than Amir Khan at the same age, after signing up the Great Harwood boxer to a professional contract.

Blackledge too good for Edgar

7:46am Monday 4th March 2013

Accrington’s Luke Blackledge warmed up for next month’s fight with Rudy Markussen in Denmark with a fourth-round knockout win over Scott Edgar in Wythenshawe.

Blackledge triumphs after opponent change

2:10am Saturday 2nd March 2013

ACCRINGTON'S Luke Blackledge warmed up for next month's fight with Rudy Markussen in Denmark with a fourth-round knockout win over Scott Edgar in Wythenshawe.

Luke told don't be shook up against Elvis

9:38am Friday 1st March 2013

LUKE Blackledge will continue his preparations for next month’s bout with Rudy Markussen in Denmark when he faces Elvis Dube tonight – and trainer Kevin Maree hopes the risk of taking the fight will pay off.

Bisping baffled by opponent's testosterone exemption

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael 'The Count' Bisping

5:11pm Tuesday 12th February 2013

CLITHEROE’S Michael Bisping has expressed his disappointment that Vitor Belfort was granted an exemption to undergo testosterone replacement therapy before his recent defeat to the Brazilian.

Jennings: I want a tilt at Prizefighter

7:48am Monday 28th January 2013

CHORLEY boxer Michael Jennings says he would be willing to enter Prizefighter in the future as he bids to relaunch his career.

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