Dixon responds to Area title talk with Mould


Dixon responds to talk of Area clash with Mould

If all goes according to plan then the north east fight scene could well have a collision between two of its unbeaten fighters at the end of November.

There’s been no calling out, no bad mouthing and no animosity – in fact it has been the complete opposite.

The Gateshead Leisure Centre will host ‘Resurrection’ on November 29 and its starting to looking like South Shields’ Lee ‘Mackem Mexican’ Mould, 6-0-1(2) and Gateshead’s Robert ‘Birtley Bullet’ Dixon, 12-0 will oppose for a much anticipated Northern Area clash.

Mould looked good when dispatching journeyman Matt Seawright over four threes on the recent South Shields undercard and in an interview (courtesy of Nathan Orr and SportsByte) afterwards said about his fellow, regional rival that: “I want that next and hoping that’s the next fight.

“He’s a lovely lad, I’ve sparred him, great kid but we want to find out who’s the best in the north-east at welterweight so we need to get it on. Mal’s all up for it, he wants the fight, everyone in our camp wants the fight and we’ve heard rumours that they are the same.”

Dixon though has been angling for an area title fight for some time now and both he and the Fighting Chance Promotions camp are ready to take this opportunity once everything falls into place.

“I’ve seen the interview with Lee Mould and I’m glad as it’s definitely a fight that we both want and, if it does come off, will be a great derby clash for the fans,” said Dixon.

“To win a title such as an area one then it can be an ideal springboard for the victor, it’ll be great for both of us. I just hope that we can get it on and see what happens. To be the best you have to beat the best and this will show who the best is in the area at least.”

Although Mould is yet to win that maiden title, Dixon claimed his first earlier this year when defeating Sylwester Walczak over ten threes for the International Masters Bronze strap.  Granted things have been a little frustrating on a professional level since that success he is still raring to go.

“I picked up a niggling knee injury that unfortunately ruled me out of the Temple Park bill,” said Dixon.

“But I’m in the gym and things have been fine for me because it would have been good if I could have fought in Shields and been able to put in another good performance as a possible warm-up for this. I’ve sparred a few times with him as well as having seen him fight, he was unlucky not to win his title fight (Mould drew with Sam Matkin in September last year) so we will both be bringing a lot to the table for this so it will be down to who want it the most.

“Neither of us will be an underdog though, it’s definitely going to be a real 50/50 clash which needs to happen.”

‘Resurrection’ sees the return of cruiserweight Jon-Lewis Dickinson and will take place at the Gateshead Leisure Centre on November 29. Dennis Hobson Promotions, in association with Gateshead’s Fighting Chance Promotions will very soon be announcing a mouth-watering undercard as well as the opponent for Dickinson – and who knows, Dixon vs. Mould for the Northern Area welterweight strap could just as well light up the undercard.



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Posted on 18/10/2014, in Boxing, Fighting Chance and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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