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Preview for Temple Park’ Winner takes it All

The days and hours are slowly being counted down as we head into this weekend’s Wraith Promotions offering at Temple Park in South Shields.

In a sport that is fraught with changes promoter Steve Wraith’s well-coined phrase of “it’s the nature of the beast” can be used in some small part here as well.

Changes have been made, when aren’t they, but ultimately they have been for the better.

Anthony Nelson, 8-0(1) will challenge Terry Broadbent, 7-2(2) for that English super flyweight title and in front of his own friends, family and neighbours as the sport returns to the town for the first time in a number of years.


The chief support though has changed with the addition of a Northern Area title scrap being added to the undercard. That in itself throws some intrigue into the mix as Hartlepool’s English title challenger at super featherweight, Peter Cope, 9-1, is opposing a relative unknown in the shape of Middlesbrough’s not only unbeaten, but a recent debutant, John Green, 2-0-1(1). The duo will now collide for the Northern Area lightweight title.

Regional superstar protégé, Durham’s undefeated Tommy Ward, 9-0(1) will face ‘The Devil Child’ Jamie Quinn, 1-2, who himself has only had three bouts. The three welterweights on the undercard have also had their opponents named – Mal Gates’ recent addition to the pro ranks, Tom Whitfield, 1-0, will oppose Jason McArdle 2-9(1); Horden’s ‘Hitman’ Anthony Hardy, 5-0, gets another outing as he aims to stretch his unbeaten start in the pro game to six when he faces the vastly experienced Jason Nesbitt, 10-180-4(7); and another recent debutant, Daniel Cope, 1-0 (brother of Peter) gets the chance to build on his Summer Rumble debut when he faces Jamie Zaszlos, 1-14.




A further four regional fighters make up the ‘Winner takes it All’ bill as Newcastle heavyweight James Barnes finally gets the chance to make his professional debut, Darlington-based Lynden Watt, 1-0, joins stable-mate John Green for the first time on a professional billing when opposing Lithuanian Deividas Sajauka, 3-5(1) someone who is not afraid to both travel and contest; and Gates’ third fighter on the show is none other than the ‘Mackem Mexican,’ unbeaten Lee Mould, 5-0-1(2) against the ever-durable,  Matt Seawright, 5-97-5 for what will be the visitors 108th professional outing as well as another Wearside-based fighter. Cameroonian flyweight Thomas Essomba, 1-0, also getting a run out on the ten bout fight card.

With Mould then we all know what happened when he appeared on the last regional card and he’s definitely not afraid to come forward and show the power in his arsenal. At the July Summer Rumble he took care of Newcastle’s John Watson with relative ease with an early second round stoppage, another statement made this Sunday and he’ll surely be knocking on a title door in the not too distant future.


The same can be said of Tommy Ward who, unbeaten in nine, was hoping to make an impression against Esham Pickering but that prospect has since fallen by the wayside and he, like others in the area, continue to bide their time awaiting that big opportunity.

‘Winner takes it All’ will take place at Temple Park, South Shields on the afternoon of Sunday 12 October with the doors opening from noon. The first bout of the afternoon will be at 130pm and tickets are on sale now priced at £50 ringside and £30 standard and from the usual outlets, all fighters on the card and from the Wraith Promotions website.

Winner Takes It All Fight Card (correct as of 09/10/14)

Anthony Nelson vs. Terry Broadbent              English super flyweight                                 10 x 3

Peter Cope vs. John Green                                    Northern Area lightweight           10 x 3

Daniel Cope vs. Jamie Zaszlos                             Welterweight                                    4 x 3

Thomas Ward vs. Jamie Quinn                            Super featherweight                      4 x 3

Tom Whitfield vs. Jason McArdle                       Welterweight                                    4 x 3

Lynden Watt vs. Deveidas Sajauka                  Light Heavyweight                           4 x 3

Lee Mould vs. Matt Seawright                           Light welterweight                          4 x 3

Anthony Hardy vs. Jason Nesbitt                    Welterweight                                    6 x 2

(Opponents TBA for James Barnes and Thomas Essomba both of whom will be fighting over 4 x 3)



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