Fighting Chance tie up regional Cruiserweight

image1 (1)

Cruiserweight added to Fighting Chance stable

(Photographs courtesy of ImagesBySW)


Ahead of the festive season Fighting Chance Promotions have made their first signing, step forward cruiserweight Paul O’Hagan. 

Now sponsored by Ideala Health, the Tynesider, who has not fought in some fourteen months due to personal and work issues, brings a 4-2(2) record to the stable and will be welcomed with open arms by Ronnie, Lewis and the lads.


Watch the exclusive interview with Paul O’Hagan courtesy of MFB Media HERE


O’Hagan, who made his debut in blistering fashion in Newcastle’s O2 Academy in late 2012 with ‘that’ stoppage of Akash Hussein, the move could not have come at a better time.

With four wins from his first six bouts in a rather interesting debut season ‘Raging’ looked destined for some pretty big opportunities, those are still there, it’ll just take a little working to move back into the frame.

Of the impending opportunities which he has been presented he said: “This is an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.

“I’m aware that I haven’t fought for a while and that I’ll be somewhat rusty but I’ve still been ticking over with some training, I just can’t wait to be able to get some top quality sparring in with the Dickinson’s, being in with the like of Jon and Travis is what I’ve missed out on really.”

Coming to the end of 2014 fight fans are already looking at what is in store them in the New Year, one is the potential return of O’Hagan with the Matchroom  Fightpass/Wraith Promotions February show in Gateshead, right on the cruiserweight’s doorstep.

He added: “Although I have my medicals to sort first, they’re in hand and I’m aiming for that February show as my return.

“I’ll be returning as a cruiserweight but to be honest I could probably move some as a catchweight if the mood and timing takes me. I just need to see what’s available when we get in there together and start moving things.”

All he needs is to be able to get back into that ring and work some magic, and regularly.

“I really want to keep busy and to be able to get my fitness back up,” he continued.

“I’m here, here to fight, and will fight anybody. I just won’t set myself up for a big fall or call anyone out and, although I’m not really a big puncher I’m not hanging around for others anymore, I’ve moved on and it’s time I went for maybe the Area title or a good shot at the prizefighter.”


Speaking of the new addition Director Lewis Pendleton said: “We are delighted to welcome him to the team.

“He is an exciting prospect who is a big puncher and will be a great addition; we look forward to welcoming into the Fighting Chance stable.

“Paul will make his first outing as a Fighting Chance boxer in February in his hometown of Gateshead.”


Ron Rowe MBE added: “He’s a good fighter, a strong and rugged lad, someone who will definitely bring a boost to the Felling area, more so with him being a local lad.

“It’s great to have Paul on board and his presence here will give the local children someone to look up to and if he gives 100% then so will we.

We’ve sat down and had a few, good, long talks with him about where we want to go from here and it’s with thanks to Steve Wraith and Ideala that his sponsorship, medicals and so on have been cleared for this deal to happen.”

As for the immediate future of Fighting Chance Ron added: “I’m very excited with how things are progressing throughout Fighting Chance.

“This is a tough game to be in but we are looking forward and moving on with what is a very professional team with some really good fighters.”



About petermannwriter

Freelance (Sports/Music) Journalist

Posted on 18/12/2014, in Boxing, Fighting Chance and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: