Fry looking to put Jones loss behind with victory upset in Gateshead


Fry readying to upset the odds in opponents back yard

Dickinson’s championship opponent, Merseysider Courtney Fry, arrives with an experienced 24 fight record, winning eighteen of those with six by way of stoppage. Granted he may have lost his last three but take nothing away from his achievements, even that last outing was a championship one, losing in Germany to the legendary Roy Jones Jnr for the WBU cruiserweight strap.

Over what has been a varied, eleven year career in the pro game Fry has been in the light heavyweight Prizefighter, challenged for three titles, and faced fighters such as Ovill McKenzie (twice), Nathan Cleverly, Matty Clarkson and Enzo Maccarinelli. Now its Dickinson’s turn and Fry likes to be in with the best, he wouldn’t have opposed Jones if he didn’t.

“I’m one of those fighters who is not afraid of taking on those big fights at short notice,” began Fry.

“It’s about the positive mental attitude I have within me that gets me through it all. I have to admit though; I know more about his brother Travis than I do him so I’m rather ambivalent about it all.


“I’ve been in and around the fight game for over twenty years now but I turn myself off when I’m not training and fighting in order to follow my dreams away from the sport. Going into this one though I have to say that I am looking forward to it massively although I am aware that I have to raise both my expectations and game because of the profile of him.

“I do feel as though I will come out victorious however as I have a lot of heart and ambition and bags of experience. I need to be very adaptable so he can try and do whatever he wants  and I will have the answer to it whether that’s through speed, endurance, power or ability, especially as we know one punch can change the whole course of the game.”

The show at the Gateshead Leisure Centre, ‘Resurrection,’ put on by Dennis Hobson Promotions in association with Fighting Chance Promotions, looks like it will have the makings of a classic and sees the inclusion of a top rating Northern Area title clash heading up the undercard as Tyne takes on Wear for the welterweight strap with the undefeated duo of Robert Dixon and Lee Mould colliding.

Advertising and sponsorship packages are available and information is available by contacting Peter Mann on 07596657371. Tickets will go on general sale soon and will range from £35 standard to £75 platinum from fighters on the show, the Fighting Chance Media Officer, or via the ticket hotline 07544 222 089.



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Posted on 28/11/2014, in Boxing, Fighting Chance and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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