Rising Stars Official Preview



With the late announcement of the unfortunate withdrawal of impending debutant Jeff Saunders the show, ‘Rising Stars’ will go on.

With five bouts on show, and an internal talk with several of the stars appearing on the upcoming April 4 show, ‘Geordie Roar,’ regional fight fans are in for a treat.

Andrew Buchanan has been moved to headline as the Fighting Chance Promotions pugilist takes on Lewis Van Poetsch, 3-16, over six rounds. Along with stablemates Paul O’Hagan and Lewis Scott, Andy joined the Felling stable over the festive period and looks to start 2015 with a bang.

The evening begins with Darlington light heavyweight, Steven Cooper, 1-0. Opposing Joe Brailsford, 0-3, over four rounds the Darlo fighter will be looking to add to a successful debut at the same venue late last year.

Fighting Chance cruiserweight, Paul O’Hagan, 4-2(2) returns to the ring with a four rounder against Tony Cruise, 1-1(1). He and Buchanan are expectant of a big year in the Felling stable and O’Hagan, who debuted on a Wraith Promotions show, will be looking to get back to winning ways.

Over the interval promoters Relentless Promotions will be running a talk advertising the upcoming Geordie Roar. With two sets of local brothers now on we’ll have Bradley and Jeff Saunders ringside along with Travis Dickinson and Anthony Nelson.

After the break Basi Razaq, 3-0(3) will be hoping for four wins and four stoppages since turning professional last year. The Tyneside ‘Asian Sensation’ opposes tough journeyman William Warburton who, with a record of 14-71-5(2), will leave it all in the ring.

The second last bout is Teesside’s Cameroon Olympian, Abdon Cesar, 2-4, had a disappointing start to life as a professional but caused tidal waves in his last two bouts winning the British Masters last time out with an upset win against the previously unbeaten Atif Shafiq. Tonight he faces Jack Heath who brings a 3-8(2) record to the ring.



Steven Cooper vs. Joe Brailsford

Paul O’Hagan vs. Tony Cruise


Basi Razaq vs. William Warburton

Abdon Cesar vs. Jack Heath

Andrew Buchanan vs. Lewis van Poestch


Relentless Promotions in association with Matchroom Boxing Fightpass and Fighting Chance Promotions brings the north east fight fans ‘Rising Stars’ at the Gateshead Leisure Centre.

The doors open at 5pm, weigh-in from 6pm and the evening starts at 7pm and tickets are available on the door priced at £30.





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Posted on 07/02/2015, in Boxing, Press Releases, Wraith Promotions and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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