Dickinson’s to clear up some unfinished business



Dickinson brothers aiming for some unfinished business at Geordie Roar

There’s been some mixed emotions in the Fighting Chance Promotions camp in recent times.

New additions have added some much needed impetus to the trio already present, and they’ve had a rough time of late with all three, Jon-Lewis and Travis Dickinson primarily (Craig Dixon included), looking to rectify things on Saturday night.

When they step into the Metro Radio Arena they will be aiming to brush away some unfinished business that has no doubt been acting like a mill round their respective, bulging necklines.

Cruiserweight Jon-Lewis Dickinson had a mixed 2014 and he saw it capped by winning the Lonsdale belt outright (stopping challenger Neil Dawson in ten). For the elation that came with that he was soon brought back down by heavy-hitting Ovill McKenzie, which was soon followed by a shock reverse against Courtney Fry.

Now he is being afforded a third bite of the cherry as he steps into the international forum with a WBC International Silver title scrap with Scotland’s undefeated Stephen Simmons, 11-0(5). It is, in all honesty, an opportunity he can’t afford to let slip and he goes into it brimming with his usual confidence.


“We’ve had a lot of sparring going into this show,” Jon-Lewis began as both he and younger sibling, Travis, have gone through a lengthy camp together.

“Not only have we had some great sparring with the likes of Matty Askin, Lawrence Osueke, Simon Pendleton and Declan Fusco, but we had a great spell in Ireland again. Add the fact Travis and I have been toe-to-toe again then it’s all good. “

With Travis, he also makes his international bow when he opposes Spaniard Mustafa Chadlioui, 5-1-1(3), over eight rounds. The Tyneside light heavyweight has also endured some mixed fortunes of his own and, had it not been for fiasco and injury surrounding Bob Ajisafe and the MaxiNutrition finale, would surely have been British champion by now.

“Ajisafe is done with for now,” claimed Travis as he talked of the rawness which overshadows recent altercations between the two.

“If he has a title though and I want it, then we’ll see. Now though it’s about Chadlioui and my taking care of him. To me he looks like he can only work things on the inside whereas I will be bringing the power game with me so we’ll see how long he lasts on Saturday night really.”

Both fighters will be hoping for several outings this year as they progress up their respective divisional world rankings and, as they step into the ring side-by-side, the Dickinson brotherhood has never been so strong.

Unfinished business they most certainly have, and for different but contrasting reasons.

The Dickinson’s will appear at Geordie Roar this Saturday night at the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle. Headlining will be South Shields’ undefeated Area and English champion, Anthony ‘Babyface’ Nelson on a show which also consists of Anthony Joshua Stephen Smith, and Charlie Flynn.



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Posted on 02/04/2015, in Boxing, Fighting Chance and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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