The Northeast gets a terrific derby title fight on October 19 when Sunderland’s Kirk Goodings takes on Middlesbrough’s Paul Truscott for the English lightweight crown at the Rainton Meadows Arena.
Truscott is the former Commonwealth featherweight champion, and British super-featherweight title challenger, who needs a career-lifting victory after suffering a TKO defeat last time out against hard-hitting Richard Commey in July. Continue reading
Knock out artist Richard “Azonto” Commey (15 fights 15 wins 15 ko’s) has the biggest test of his career this Saturday when taking on former Commonwealth Featherweight Champion Paul Truscott in a final eliminator for the Lightweight version. The prize is a crack at the Derry Mathews-Tommy Coyle winner (a fight that takes place on the same night) for the title. Continue reading
Steve Goodwin (Goodwin Promotions) and Olivia Goodwin (Goodwin Main Events) are planning a bumper end of season with two Saturday night shows at York Hall in the space of two weeks.
Olivia stages her best ever card on 13th July in an event entitled ‘Saturday Night Fever’. Olivia promotes this alongside Streetwise Promotions from Ghana.
Top of the bill is Ghanaian star and IBF African champion Richard Commey (15-0, all by stoppage) against former Commonwealth featherweight champion Paul Truscott. The fight is a final eliminator for the Commonwealth lightweight title which is being contested on the same night by Derry Mathews and Tommy Coyle.
Commey says: “I have total respect for Truscott but the one I want is Derry Mathews. His manager said I was not good on Twitter and I want to show him by beating his boy. First however I have to fight Paul who is a quality fighter and I am looking forward to the challenge.” Continue reading
For someone who just wants to fight, Paul Truscott’s career has been frustratingly stop-start.
The Middlesbrough man is delighted then – having not thrown a punch in anger since losing a British super-featherweight title fight to Gary Buckland a year ago – to be finally getting out when he appears on Dennis Hobson Promotions’ ‘Nemesis’ show at Darlington’s Dolphin Centre on March 9. Continue reading