Official Friday Fight Night Preview



Friday Fight Night – The Preview 

(Images courtesy of Singe Vert Photography and Sainsbury Photography)

Tonight at the Lancastrian Suite, Dunston, Relentless Promotions proudly bring you an evening of professional boxing. Four top quality bouts followed by entertainment by the talented Jaynie Mackenzie.

**GROSVENOR CASINO – OFFICIAL AFTER-PARTY: Tonight, after the boxing and entertainment, all fighters, management, coaching staff and patrons are invited to the GROSVENOR NEWCASTLE for the official after-party.

On production of your fight ticket (so don’t lose it) at reception you will receive a free bet and receive at your tables an official Grosvenor Casino voucher booklet to use on the night.

Please remember your photographic ID and if driving, register car at reception (please do not drink and drive)** 


Steve Wraith and Danny Cox of Relentless Promotions, in association with Fighting Chance Promotions, are proud to bring you, the north east public, Friday Fight Night.

Jeff Saunders (Sedgefield, 1-0-0; 1), Sam Best (Newcastle, 1-0-0; 1), Steve Cooper (Darlington, 2-0-0), Lewis Scott (Newbiggin, 5-1-0; 4) and Basi Razaq (Newcastle, 3-0-1; 3) all take to the ring for bouts of scintillating, stoppage-potential, professional boxing.


The Running Order


Basi Razaq (Newcastle, 3-0-1; 3) vs. Danny Little (Driffield, 3-7-1) Super Welterweight 4 x 3

In the first of two super welterweight contests on the card Newcastle’s Basi Razaq looks to put the disappointment of the draw he collected in his last outing against William Warburton to one side with success here tonight.

His opponent, from Driffield in nearby Yorkshire may bring a losing record but of his seven losses, including his last five straight, has only been stopped once. That came in the fifth round against the current, undefeated British and European lightweight champion, Terry Flanagan.

Razaq though knows all about stoppage wins having won his first three via this method in a blistering start to the pro ranks. His last outing may have been a draw but he remained undefeated and a win of any sort tonight will go a long way for the 23-year-old Ringstar Promotions-managed fighter.


Lewis Scott (Newbiggin, 5-1-0; 4) vs. Simone Lucas (Nottingham, 7-25-4; 1) Super Welterweight 6 x 3

The second super welterweight contest see’s the Newbiggin Sensation, Lewis ‘Too Hot’ Scott make his eagerly anticipated return from injury. At Resurrection (November 2014) Scott suffered a shoulder injury in a stoppage loss to Scotland’s Rhys Pagan having won five on the bounce since he debuted, in emphatic fashion in Leeds with a second round KO of Martyn King (May 2013).

Scott’s opponent will pose a challenge for his ring return when facing Burundi-born, Nottingham based Simone Lucas over six rounds. Lucas has won his last two including claiming the British Masters bronze light middleweight strap in his last outing with a PTS8 success over Wayne Reed. Lucas can also count Scott Moonan and Adil Anwar as scalps in his near ten year pro career.

Now part of the Fighting Chance Promotion stable in nearby Felling, Scott will be hoping to give Lucas a ‘Too Hot’ reception when they enter the fray tonight.



Jeff Saunders (Sedgefield, 1-0-0; 1) vs. Ivailo Boyanov (0-0-1) Super Lightweight 4 x 3

What a debut for Sedgefield’s next big thing.

In front of a sell-out Metro Radio Arena, live on Sky Sports, and making his professional debut for Matchroom, 23-year-old ex-parachute regiment Jeff Saunders announced himself to the world of professional boxing with a scintillating bang.

It took just 140 seconds for Saunders to dismiss Sandor Racz in unforgiving fashion, putting his opponent on the canvass twice before the referee called a halt to proceedings. He, and his increasing following, will be expecting more of the same when he takes to the ring for his second outing in a matter of weeks.

The opponent for Saunders will be a challenge though. Having travelled from Bulgaria, Boyanov drew his debut in Sofia over four rounds; the duo, Saunders and Boyanov, both have successful amateur backgrounds in their native lands, winning national titles and representing their country.

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Sam Best (Newcastle, 1-0-0; 1) vs. Steve Cooper (Darlington, 2-0-0) Light Heavyweight 4 x 3

As 50/50 contests go this one is as intriguing as they come, a tasty Tyne-Tees derby to wrap the evening’s proceedings up.

Newcastle’s Sam Best all-but-owned the unlicensed scene before taking the plunge and turning professional in early March claiming an emphatic first round stoppage of his own, in 77 seconds, against the visiting Haidar Sadik. He states he will look for same tonight against Darlington’s Steve Cooper.

‘Cooperman’ will be making his third appearance on a Relentless Promotions show having made both outings to date, victories over four rounds, at the Gateshead Leisure Centre. He debuted last year under the guidance of Mike Hall having spent some time out of the sport before making the decision to turn.


With entertainment provided by Jaynie Mackenzie and the Grosvenor Casino after-party it will be a night to suit all clientele, and not a one to be missed.

The show, sponsored by Grosvenor Casino, Ideala Health and Portland Consultants sees the doors open at 6pm and the first bout scheduled for 8pm. Tickets available from the W and all fighters on the card.



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