Neil Davey dons to the Boxing Gloves in support of Myla Mae Carte

Doncaster’s Neil Davey is donning the boxing gloves and stepping into the square circle and the world of pugilism in support of Myla Mae Carte.

Davey is coming to bring war as he takes on Wood on October 5th in Doncaster with Tickets priced at only £20 or £10 depending on availability.

Click here now to order your ticket

 

Myla Mae Carte before she got ill was a typical 5 year old girl, bouncing with energy and fighting with her siblings.

Two years ago Myla was in pain, numerous trips to A&E and to their local Dr surgery came back continuously with diagnosis of either a virus or water infection each time.

This year her parents demanded that their daughter had a scan to establish if there was something more underlying.

This is when the parent’s nightmare began. Myla was diagnosed with Wilms tumour. Initially the tumour started in Myla’s kidney, however it has spread further spreading to her lymph glands, lungs and pelvis. The tumour is now at stage 4.

Myla is unable to keep food down and is having to be fed through a feeding tube.

At the moment Myla is undergoing chemotherapy and has had her 2nd session, her 3rd one being on Wednesday 4th July 2018. Today Tuesday 3rd July Myla’s hair has begun to fall out, to a little girl this is heart-breaking especially when they have lovely long brown hair.

The family face a tough few months ahead with an operation on 2nd August 2018 to remove the tumour from her Kidney, ovaries and also pelvis if possible and then 6 months of chemotherapy and then radiotherapy.

In order for something for the family to look forward to this page has been set up. The monies raised will go towards a much needed family holiday travelling around Europe and attending Theme parks. We are wanting to raise as much money as possible for this to be achieved. Each donation will be greatly appreciated. Please feel free to fundraise and donate to help this be achieved.

Please click here to find out more

 

Not for profit Boxing Club seek to expand sponsorship opportunities to local business

Marden Amateur Boxing Club based in North Tyneside and are a not for profit community club working hard to provide a facility for people of all ages improving both health and well-being along with an opportunity to compete.


We are looking to bring a second sponsor on board to help us this season as we have many costs with an expanding team of 20 competing boxers which means more kit, more travel, more championships and more equipment costs.

In return you receive:

• Regular mentions across all social media sites.
• Free tickets to our 2 shows a year including poster and programme advertisements.
• Logo added to training and competing kit.
• Press mentions.

We are lucky enough to have Radar Taxis as a big part of our team and expanding this with another business that fits our vision and drive would be fantastic.

If anyone is interested in joining the Marden family please contact Dean Preston on 07891434247

The Boxer Who Took A Life in the Ring

Ray Mancini was a champion, cultural icon, and a beacon of hope for his downtrodden town, but he struggled to escape the ghosts of his past.

Thirty-six years ago, South Korean boxer Kim Duk-Koo entered a Las Vegas ring for a world championship bout that would end with his death, trigger at least one suicide and change the sport forever.

For a generation of South Koreans, millions of whom watched live on television, the fight between Kim and world lightweight champion, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, remains a powerful memory.its tragic aftermath and the impact it had on the lives and families of its two protagonists.

For Kim, then 23 and fighting for the first time in the United States, the glitz of Caesar’s Palace with its celebrity audience including the likes of Frank Sinatra, was a different universe from his impoverished upbringing in Korea.

“I remember when we landed in Las Vegas for the fight,” his trainer, Kim Yoon-Gu,, recalled.“The city was all lit up at night. It was like landing on a garden of flowers in the desert. We’d never seen anything like it,” he told Agence France-Presse at the boxing gym he runs in Seoul.

Ray Mancini was the lightweight champion of the world, but he was also a man haunted by ghosts, ghosts that lingered and informed his life even before he stepped into the ring. First was the ghost of his father’s own boxing career. His father, Lenny “Boom Boom” Mancini, was the number one contender for the lightweight crown before he was inducted into the Army. Yet in 1944, Lenny was wounded in action as a shell broke his shoulder and tore up his arm and left leg. He spent the next eight months in hospitals in England, Scotland, and France. Upon returning to America in 1945, he tried to resume his fighting career, and while he was able to win nine of his first eleven fights after being discharged, his weight had ballooned and he was no longer the same.

His second son, Ray, decided to fight himself and win the title his father never had the chance to due to his injuries. But another ghost soon developed after his older brother was shot and killed in February 1981.

Just over a year later, on May 8, 1982, Mancini fulfilled his dream and became lightweight champion of the world by defeating Arturo Frias, with the referee stopping the fight in the first round. He had won the title his father never had. Mancini became a national sensation. Frank Sinatra wanted to meet him, Sylvester Stallone wanted to make a TV movie about his life, and he appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

However, Mancini is less known for his triumphs in the ring than for the tragedy that befell his opponent, Duk Koo Kim, during their 1982 fight. After fourteen rounds of furious fighting, which Mancini won by TKO, Kim suffered a subdural hematoma, falling into a coma he would never come out of. Four days later, Kim was dead. The tragedy did not end there as Kim’s mother committed suicide just months after the fight, as did the bout’s referee.

The fight itself was was a particularly brutal one. For 13 rounds, the two men went toe-to-toe in a slugging match that left both with badly swollen faces and struggling to see through bruised, puffed-up eyes. At the end of the 13th, Kim Yoon-Gu tried to lift his fighter, telling him Mancini was exhausted and exhorting him to put in one last effort to finish him off. “He clenched his teeth, nodded and said ‘Yes, I’ll do that’. And that was it. That was the last thing he ever said,” Kim said.

At the beginning of the 14th, Mancini connected with a straight right that snapped Kim’s head back and sent him crashing to the canvas. The Korean managed to haul himself up by the ropes to beat the count, but referee Richard Green stepped in to stop the fight. Kim Yoon-Gu had been tending to his corner and missed the actual knockout blow, but when he saw Kim on the ground, he knew at once that the fight was over.

“He was obviously hurt, but at that time we had no idea it was so serious,” he said. Back in his corner, Kim collapsed and was taken from the ring on a stretcher to hospital where he was diagnosed with a blood clot on the brain and underwent emergency surgery. He lapsed into a coma from which he never recovered and four days later he died.

On the flight back to South Korea, a traumatised Kim Yoon-Gu locked himself in the toilet and “cried and cried until we landed.The consequences of the Kim-Mancini bout were far-reaching and tragic in their own right. Four months after her son’s death, Kim’s distraught mother killed herself by drinking a bottle of pesticide.

Four months after that, referee Richard Green also took his own life, although there was no indication that his suicide was linked to the outcome of the fight for which he was never held in any way responsible. Mancini, a devout Catholic, endured a prolonged period of depression and, although he fought again, was never the same boxer.

“I thought about quitting the sport entirely. In the end, I decided to stick with it, but it was a very, very difficult time,” Mancini said at his gym where photos and posters of Kim Duk-Koo adorn the walls.

Mancini’s career and reputation both took a massive hit after Kim’s death. No longer was he the hard working man who managed to make the most of his fighting talents. Instead, he was tainted by Kim’s death in the eyes of the public, who saw him no longer as champion of the world, but as the man who killed Duk Koo Kim. He fought four more successful title defenses, but there was a hesitancy in his fighting that had not been there before, a lack of surety that caught up with him on June 1, 1984 when he lost his title to Livingstone Bramble.

Decades later, on June 23, 2011, Mancini had guests at his Los Angeles home for dinner. He sat on his stoop and welcomed Young Mee and Jiwan — Duk Koo Kim’s fiancee and son. Together, with Ed O’Neill of Married With Children fame, and Mancini’s children, they had dinner together. Ray thanks them for coming to America and a ghost that had haunted him for so long is finally put to rest in the midst of she who loved him most and the son who never had the chance to meet him.

The Kim-Mancini bout proved to be a watershed in boxing, triggering a series of major changes to the sport. Championship bouts were reduced from 15 to 12 rounds, the standing eight-count was introduced and the medical tests required of boxers before a fight were overhauled.

 

North Shields Tattoo Studio offer £10 Tattoo’s all day this coming Saturday with all money raised on the day donated to help a young boy with a Brian Tumour and a serious Neurological Condition

North Shields Tattoo Studio offer £10 Tattoo’s all day this coming Saturday with all money raised on the day donated to help a young boy with a Brian Tumour and a serious Neurological Condition

Axe and Anchor Tattoo Studio in North Shields is offering Tattoo’s for £10 all day on Saturday 25thAugust, to raise funds for a young boy named Owen who tragically has a Brain Tumour and a serious Neurological condition and is in dire need of Physiotherapy and Sensory Equipment.

In addition to the funds raised from the £10 inking sessions at Axe and Anchor they are also running a raffle with an array of fantastic prizes donated by local business’s

Tattoo Artist and owner of Axe and Anchor Tattoo Studio, Dan Ridgewell was quoted as saying We are looking forward to Saturday and we’re seeing a good response to this so far. We are really hoping to be inundated with customers looking to get their £10 tattoos” he went to point out that the whole reason for the £10 tattoo date is to raise much needed charitable funds “Please remember that we are doing this for charity. For a little boy that needs sensory and physio equipment. So be mindful that we need to get as many people tattooed and make as much money for little Owen as possible. Asking for stuff that’s going to take longer is a little bit selfish guys. Read the offer please, that’s what we’re offering any more than that will cost more because we only have 8 hours to tattoo everyone that turns up to donate” 

Tattoo Artist and Proprietor of Axe and Anchor, Dan Ridgewell

If you can’t make it to Axe and Anchor on Saturday then don’t worry you can still join in and help be making a donation on the crowd funding page that has been setup for own, which can be found by clicking hereor pasting the URL below into your browser.

Axe and Anchor can be found at, 18 Prudhoe Street, North Shields, Tyne and Wear,NE29 6RA with the doors opening on what is expected to be an exhausting but successful day at 10am

RAFFLE TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN THE SHOP.

Prizes so far include:
A £100 tattoo voucher, a £50 tattoo voucher.
A lovely meat hamper delivered to your door! From Micky Mags at Rothbury family butchers. A £300 voucher from Chris Ratcliffe for plastering,or building work, a months membership at Marden amateur boxing club and two 1 to 1 boxing lessons with Dean Preston Two 1 to 1 boxing lessons with Sean Fineran
Diaries of a doorman volumes 1 and 2 from Stu Armstrong
Tickets are £1 a strip, with Every penny we make is going to little Owen

The £10 Tattoo offer constitutes: Up to three 2cm high word’s in a row in the popular Cantaneo font

Interview with Luke Nevin as he he talks Bare Knuckle Boxing, UBKB and his debut on August 4th against Jay Eggleston

Luke Nevin talks with Stu Armstrong about his up and coming Bare Knuckle Boxing Debut against Jay Eggleston of August 4th for UBKB, why he wanted to get into BJB and why with UBKB as well as commenting just how good the safety and medical standards are at UBKB. He also talks D-Day and his up and coming title defence against taking on Robert Barry.

Geordie Chasers – North East based Paedophile Hunters launch new website and child online safety resources – www.geordiechasers.co.uk

Geordie Chasers are a North East based online child protection team, their main goal is to deter groomers from talking to our children online by having a presence monitoring sites known to us to have children being approached by adults most of the time looking for sex and sexual activity.

By talking to Geordie Chasers decoys that’s potentially real children not been targeted by these online sexual predators, once we have all the evidence we approach the predator and film it for evidence then hand them over to the police for them to do their investigations.

The launch of the new website www.geordiechasers.co.uk marks a milestone I this small, and totally voluntary group. The website has been carefully planned over a period of time to not just share videos of these vile Nonce’s, but to also help parents to keep their child safe with some excellent content this really is a hub of information that all parents should take time to read.

We all know the word Paedophile, but I am quite show that a great many people don’t actually know much about them, what to look for and crucially how to identify a Paedophile which very sadly these days seem to come in an array of different guise.

They have put together a fantastic article on‘How to Identify a Paedophile’ and I know that I as a parent myself found some if actually shocking but very revealing and the way the world is today I would implore all parents to make sure that they read this article, this could be one piece of reading that may well stop your child becoming a victim of these vile creatures. Click here to read now, of copy the hyperlink below into your browser

https://www.geordiechasers.co.uk/how-to-identify-a-paedophile

So, just who are these unsung heroes, ‘The Geordie Chasers’,and why do they keep their identity’s hidden, and not for any sinister reasons, but to protect their own safety of possible reprisals from those that they have exposed and helped to convict. Nor they walk about in capes with underwear over their clothes, superhero style. These are a group of normal everyday hard working men and women who give their time, and a lot of it to trying to keep our children safe.

And, I know this first hand. Geordie Chasers contacted me some weeks ago due to my background as a former Doorman and asked if I could help them on a sting as security. They didn’t just say ‘Come on then Stu lets go” we talked a lot about it over a couple weeks to make sure that I understood what they wanted me to do, and that was to keep them safe, and to keep the mark safe. When they first said to keep the potential Nonce safe I thought to myself ‘Why in the world would I want to protect or keep safe a beast’, and the more we talked this is actually essential to get a conviction. If for example a passer-by to sting see’s what’s going on and they attack the Nonce then there is a very good chance that they cannot be convicted.

Now I am not debating the rights and wrongs of this and I would never want to keep a Paedophile Safe, but I want what we all want, and that to have them taken off the streets and locked up.

Equally it’s to keep team safe as well and if required to take down and physically restrain the Paedophile making sure not to cross a line and stay within the realms of what is deemed reasonable force.

I wasn’t sure what I expected as I met the team in a non-descript fast food outlet, in a no district little town in the North East, but what I encountered that night were two run of the mill, just normal people, but doing an extra ordinary thing to keep children safe.

The amount of time and work that goes into a sting is phenomenal, they don’t just rock up for ten minutes to meet a paedophile, film him get him arrestted and job done, far from it. From hours on end acting as a decoy which must be vile sickening work, to preparing evidence and then often sitting into the early hours at a police station after the arrest.

What struck me a lot the night I went on a sting was they had with them ready typed completed statements in the correct and official format ready to hand to law enforcement, and a CD with all of the evidence ready to hand over to the police.

It was a successful sting that I joined the team to assist them with, and the thing that will stay with me forever is what the Paedophile said as he was handcuffed and being led into a police car “Well it’s her fault, it’s an 18-year-old and over website, so she shouldn’t have been on it in the first place” as if to justify he sick and depraved actions!

I would ask that everyone, no matter if they are parents or not please check out the website, you never know the knowledge that you gain by reading some of the excellent resources held here maybe, one day could save a child from the most disgusting and vile of crimes. Once you have checked out the site then please could you ALL share the website on all of your social media pages so not only can this fantastic resource be shared, but it also raises awareness of just what a dangerous world we bring our children up in these days.

A big thanks to the Geordie Chasers for allowing me to help on a real sting, it’s certainly increased my awareness and knowledge of this sickening and vile subject, and of course I am sure to be helping them them out again at some point in the future.

Your support is much needed by Geordie Chases, so please check the website www.geordiechasers.co.uk and list them on Social Media.

Lets keep our children safe!!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/geordiechaser

Twitter: @geordiechaser

Instagram: @geordiechaser

Copyright Stu Armstrong Media 2018©

 

 

Bare Knuckle Legend and star of the movie Knuckle comes Newcastle for ‘An Evening With’

Coming soon to Newcastle / Gateshead is Bare Knuckle Boxing Legend, Author and star of the movie Knuckle, James Quinn

Stu Armstrong and Steve Wraith will present ‘An Evening with James Quinn’ where you will have the chance to ‘meet and greet’ snap a selfie or two and listen to the countless strories  from the horses mouth, as James will tell of his life as a one of the most legendary Bare Knuckle fighters of all time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uniquely witty and brutally honest, this is a must for any fan of the Bare Knuckle,  or indeed  boxing.

Dates and venue will announced soon at www.stuarmstrong.com www.newcastlelegends.com and on social media

OUT NOW! ‘The Diaries of a Doorman Volume 4 – Bouncers and Bravado’

‘The Diaries of a Doorman 4 – Doorman & Divas’ is the fourth and final book in Stu Armstrong’s highly successful ‘The Diaries of a Doorman Series of books.

 

Click here now to order from Amazon

once again Armstrong is back with his unique and humorous writing style as he recalls more tales of his life as a Bouncer. Gritty, Truthful, Funny, Sad, Tragic and Bizarre stories are recounted by Armstrong that will have you gripping the edge of your seat one minute and fall of it laughing the next, as a Doorman for over 20 years Stu has seen a lot, maybe too Much! The Diaries of a Doorman series includes: The Diaries of Doorman Volume 1 – Doorman & Divas The Diaries of a Doorman Volume 2 – Bouncers & Bravado The Diaries of a Doorman Volume 3 – Bouncing in the Sun

‘BOXER’ the latest book by Stu Armstrong OUT NOW!! With foreword by former Word Champion Glenn McCrory

The much anticipated new book by Diaries of a Doorman author, Stu Armstrong is available now from Amazon in both Kindle and Paperback format.

Click here now to order the Paperback!

Click here now to order in Kindle Format!

‘BOXER’ is set in the world of Unlicensed Boxing in the North East of England, and features a foreword by former Cruiserweight  champion of the world, Glenn McCrory.

As featured in the Evening Chronicle and Sunday Sun. Click here to read the article CLICK TO ORDER NOW!!

Stu Armstrong is the author of a number of other books, including the smash hit ‘Diaries of a Doorman’ series of books. Click here to visit Stu Armstrong’s Author profile with links to other titles

BOXER is the story ‘Micky Tyson’, Christened ‘Michael’ by his father after his hero ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson.

Micky the oldest of four children takes it harder than the others when his father, an unlicensed boxer, who had what it took to turn pro but never did, was killed tragically by a hit and run driver when Micky was only Ten years old. We pick up the story when Micky turns fifteen, still struggling to cope with the loss of his Dad, by accident stumbles across his father’s old boxing gym, that he visited many times up until his Dads untimely death.

Will Micky have the courage to face his demons and ghosts and enter the gym? Will he follow his father into pugilism? Will Micky come face to face to killer of his beloved farther?

This is BOXER, this is Micky Tyson’s storey over a ten-year period, set in a very real and gritty backdrop of unlicensed boxing in the working class North East of England.

‘BOXER’ that latest book from Stu Armstrong hits the press

‘BOXER’ that latest book from Stu Armstrong hits the press

The latest book from author Stu Armstrong, with foreword by fomer Cruiserweight Champion of the world, Glenn McCory, is set for release this saturday has hit the press this weekend with a fantastic article in the weeks Sunday Sun.

Click here or use the url below to view the full article. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/new-book-set-north-east-13664815

If McGregor plays dirty we would be more than justified for a “big suit” — Mayweather Senior

Many in the combat sports world – most prominently on the boxing side – have suggested one of the only ways Conor McGregor will be able to get a leg up on all-time great Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their August 26 boxing match is to ‘fight dirty.’

That belief was recently amplified by McGregor’s former sparring partner and current carnival barker/media pet Paulie Malignaggi revealing all of the supposedly ‘dirty stuff’ he does while boxing, be it for a lack of knowledge of the rules or just outright foul play.

All of McGregor’s potentially vast arsenal of MMA kicks, elbows, takedowns, and holds are obviously barred, and it’s widely accepted that the Irish MMA superstar would be disqualified and face a massive lawsuit from ‘Money’s’ team if he did use them in the bout. But that didn’t stop Mayweather’s father, Floyd Mayweather Sr., from reiterating that during a recent appearance on The Herd with Colin Cowherd (quotes via Bloody Elbow), where Sr. offered the thought that with so many people suing each other, McGregor playing dirty would be more than justified for a “big suit”:

“It’s gonna stop right there. And guess what? Then we’re gonna throw a big suit at him. There’s enough people around here suing everybody for nothing, and this is something that you can be screwed for.”

Not surprisingly, Mayweather Sr. believes any diversion from the rules in place would be due to McGregor becoming frustrated at the stifling style of his son’s legendary defensive boxing skills, a widely accepted (and justified) view that Mayweather Sr. insists has lead to his son not training as hard as he has in the past, as ‘The Notorious’ showed the world just how good (or bad) he is in his infamous sparring videos with Malignaggi:

“Like I said many times before, Floyd is better. But I’m saying here now, he’s training good enough for a guy like this. Conor, first of all, showed the whole world his egg, and I think you know what I’m talking about. And guess what, it ain’t nothing.”

That’s the expected viewpoint from the boxing world, not only Mayweather’s team, as many from the sweet science have blasted McGregor’s speed in the ring and mocked him in the ‘Conor McGregor Challenge’ videos blasting his warm-up routines online.

Yet many outside of the boxing feel the opposite way, as the Irish star has been bet down to a tiny underdog comparatively after the glove size for the bout was reduced to eight ounces this week, with his odds of winning greater than many of the world-class boxers Mayweather has faced and defeated according to the sports books.

People are giving their faith to McGregor’s his puncher’s chance perhaps blindly, but that’s all going out the window if he does indeed infringe on the rules of boxing. But based on his love of money and the stakes on the line, don’t expect Mayweather Sr. to be filing that suit.

We’ll just have to wait and see on August 26.

Former Cruiserweight Champion of the Word & TV Boxing Punditt and Personality, Glenn McCrory to write foreword for the lastest book by Stu Armstrong ‘BOXER’

Click here to pre-order now from Amazon!

BOXER is the story ‘Micky Tyson’, Christened ‘Michael’ by his father after his hero ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson.

Micky the oldest of four children takes it harder than the others when his father, an unlicensed boxer, who had what it took to turn pro but never did, was killed tragically by a hit and run driver when Micky was only Ten years old. We pick up the story when Micky turns fifteen, still struggling to cope with the loss of his Dad, by accident stumbles across his father’s old boxing gym, that he visited many times up until his Dads untimely death.

Will Micky have the courage to face his demons and ghosts and enter the gym? Will he follow his father into pugilism?
Will Micky come face to face to killer of his beloved farther?

This is BOXER, this is Micky Tyson’s storey over a ten-year period, set in a very real and gritty backdrop of unlicensed boxing in the working class North East of England, out September 30th in Paperback and Kindle from the author of ‘The Diaries of a Doorman’ series of books Stu Armstrong

With foreword by former IBF Cruiserweight Champion of the World, TV Boxing Pundit & Personality the North Easts very Glenn McCrory!

Who better is there there to give an insight about the boxing scene in the North East of England, than a man from the area, that not only took part, but conquered the world! Big thanks to Glenn for agreeing to contribute to ‘BOXER’

Click here for Stu Armstrong’s Author profile including links to Stu’s books that are avaiable to order now in Paperback and Kindle format direct from Amazon!

Climbing Mountains is now out! The Debut album from Pridez has dropped, here’s how to order!

Pridez the artist behind the amazing ‘Unstoppable’ , Unstoppable Part 2′ and many other top tracks that have went viral online has now realeased his debut alabum ‘Climb any mountain’

See below for the link’s to the album digital release. Also a limited number of Hard copy CD’s avaiable via paypal and sent direct to door!

Pridez | Format: MP3 Download (Links below)

Amazon Link: http://amzn.eu/9h5MEA5

ITunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/climbing-mountains/id1272022560

HARDCOPIES: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=9MAUZX4MCUWRQ

Tanner Fights Spinal Cord Tumor – Please Read!

This is something that I don’t generally do as there are so many causes out there on social media in this day and age that its hard to choose which to support but this is something that I feel I must share. Tanner is the brother of a very good friend of mine over in Canada. Not just the general kind of mate you chat with every now and then but a true friend. A friend that been always there to talk to in bad time and who is always pleased for and my family in good times and has since day one supported my work.

I know just how much this family are hurting but still they are all  there doing everything that they can to support Tanner, you couldn’t find a nice family f you tried. So yes I am asking, I am asking every single person to please make a donation to this appeal, it doesn’t mater how small it is everything helps and if you can’t afford to make a small donation then you can still help by just sharing this post. Please click onto the link below for Tanners Go Fund me page.

https://www.gofundme.com/tanner-fights-spinal-cord-tumor

Thank you personally from me, to everyone than van help by making a donation or sharing .

Stu Armstrong

The photo below is Tanner alongside his brother and my very good Chance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanner went for a self funded MRI in August of 2016, brought on by significant nerve pain and coordination loss. At the point the MRI revealed an intramedullary spinal cord tumor. This meant that the tumor was inside of his spinal cord, as opposed to an extramedullary spinal cord tumor, which attaches to the outside of the spinal cord.

The difference is significant as opening up the spinal cord to remove the tumor is extremely risky, especially in the thoracic region where Tanner is afflicted. Upon further examination it was determined that the tumor was very large, spanning 11.5cm from C7 to T7. As his motor function and quality of life degraded rapidly, he decided surgical removal of the tumour was the only logical course of action.

At this point in time Tanner has undergone 2 surgeries (July 12 when half the tumour was removed and July 26 when they successfully removed the rest of he tumor). Tanner is waiting for a referral to the Cross Cancer Clinic as well as an assessment to get into Glenrose Rehabilitation Center. If you know Tanner you will also know that reaching out like this is a last resort.

 

Whatever you are able to give please know that any amount helps to ease the financial burden of Tanner’s battle. THANK YOU for all your prayers and compassion. With kindest regards and appreciation we can’t express how much your support means to us as a family.

As if this build-up to the Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor fight couldn’t be more stupid. There is now a scheduled fight confirmed between Floyd’s doppelganger and ‘Irishman Mini McGregor’.

Yep, he night before the big fight on August 1 in Las Vegas, these two fellas will come face-to-face at the Hustler Club.

Word on the street says the bout will last a total of 3 rounds.‘Mini Mayweather’ previously fought Mini Pacquiao in he lead-up to their big showdown, which eventually transpired to be shit.

Who takes it? Mini ‘Money’ or the Little ‘Notorious’?

‘Boxer’ the latest book from Stu Armstrong coming soon!!

Boxer is the story ‘Micky Tyson’, Christened ‘Michael’ by his father after his hero ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson. Micky the oldest of four children takes it harder than the others when his father, an unlicensed boxer who had what it takes to turn pro but never did, was killed tragically by a hit and run driver when Micky was only Ten.

We pick up the story when Micky turns fifteen, still struggling to cope with the loss of his Dad, by accident stumbles across his fathers old boxing gym, that he visited many times up until his Dads untimely death.

Will Micky have the courage to face his demons and ghosts and enter the gym? Will he follow his father into pugilism?

This is boxer, this is Micky Tyson’s storey over a ten year period, set in a very real and gritty backdrop of unlicensed boxing in the working class North East of England,

Coming soon in Paperback and Kindle from the author of ‘The Diaries of a Doorman’ series of books Stu Armstrong

 

  D-DAY IV VERY FEW TICKET’S LEFT, DONT MISS OUT! FIRST 5O CAN PAY ON DOOR £30 THEN ITS SELL OUT AGAIN

Sat 22nd july
Lancastrian suite
Gateshead

Doors open 4pm first fight 5pm

FULL LINE UP & RUNNING ORDER ⬇️

 

 

 

 

All 3x2mins

Blue corner              Red corner

1/ Nicky Clark v Karl Robinson
Sponsored by thompson plumbing and heating

2/ John Brown v Jordan Nicholson
Sponsored by ATLAS GYM, dh custom fightwear & CS smart repairs

3/ Brad Raiden v Jamie Boom Boom Jones
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4/ John Hawthorn v Ben Miller
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5/ Raymond Gair v Bryan Wheatley
Sponsored by cf joinery and building & benchmarx kitchen and joinery

6/ Adam Edwards v Adam Pattison
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7/ Josh Cruickshanks v Matty Lishman
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8/ Antony Craney v Jamie Fawcus
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9/ Owen Swann v James Laidlaw
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10/ Jamie Huggan v Billy Carr
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Connor McGreggor vs Floyd Mayweather and so it begins with the first presser as Mcgreggor roasts Floyd

The first leg of the Floyd Mayweather Jr Vs Conor McGregor world tour took place yesterday in Los Angeles, but a backstage verbal sparring match between ‘The Notorious’ and Mayweather’s father that was by far the most entertaining part of the whole day.

Dana White had warned at the UFC 213 post-fight press conference on Saturday night that the presser was likely to be “a sh*tshow” and he wasn’t wrong.

First off, McGregor’s entrance was completely botched, with the UFC champion just suddenly appearing on stage and then having to stand there awkwardly for several minutes by himself while they played through his theme songs.

Mayweather on the other hand was afforded a grand walkout, coming in from the rear of the Staple Center arena to the stage while his music played, before finally coming face-to-face with his rival on stage.

Then came a series of painfully dull, self-congratulatory speeches from various executives that only succeeded in killing the tension and annoying the crowd, who began to loudly boo.

Finally the fighters were given a chance to speak, but rather than the traditional Q&A style pressers that UFC fans are used to, which gives the opportunity for an entertaining war of words to break out, instead McGregor and Mayweather were just given an opportunity to take their turn at the podium to give a speech.

McGregor was first up and informed everyone that he didn’t know he’d have to give a speech until he was up on stage, but he still managed to bring his energy and entertainment into the presser.

Then it was Mayweather’s turn, and given that Mayweather Promotions is running the whole show it’s not surprising that he seemed more prepared for the fact that he’d have to give a speech.

McGregor interjected several times, which spiced things up a bit, but then people behind the scenes opted to cut his mic, showing a complete lack of understanding that this kind of drama is what makes a press conference great.

Showtime then dropped the ball again by not having a mic on the two fighters as they squared off again afterwards, with everything they said during a lengthy exchanges just inches from each others faces going completely unheard.

However, though the McGregor Vs Mayweather Jr press conference felt somewhat underwhelming, the Irish superstar’s backstage Q&A with the media afterwards was far more compelling due to the fact that Mayweather Sr showed up to heckle him.

Before long the two were engaged in a hugely entertaining back-and-forth exchange, and as you might expect, it was the sharp-tongued McGregor who schooled him in the art of verbal badinage.

Floyd Mayweather Senior crashes Press Conference to have his say with Connor McGreggor!

Many thought the McGregor Vs Mayweather Jr press conference felt somewhat underwhelming, the Irish superstar’s backstage Q&A with the media afterwards was far more compelling due to the fact that Mayweather Sr showed up to heckle him.

Before long the two were engaged in a hugely entertaining back-and-forth exchange, and as you might expect, it was the sharp-tongued McGregor who schooled him in the art of verbal badinage.

After Mayweather Senior repeatedly informed him that he’d beat his ass, McGregor jokingly mistook him for his son, saying, “You’ll get your chance on August 26th, Junior.”

McGregor then informed Mayweather’s father that they’d made a big mistake by taking the fight.

“I’m just telling you he’s too small. Too frail,” McGregor told him.

“You made a big mistake. You got greedy. He could have been 49-0, rode off into the sunset. Trust me, he got greedy here.”

McGregor largely kept things light-hearted and appeared amused by Mayweather Sr’s constant interruptions, at one point joking, “take that flip-flip out your mouth” at one of the aging boxing coach’s almost unintelligible replies.

“You’re a fan, senior,” McGregor quipped soon afterwards as the 64-year-old continued to yell obsenities at him. “Come on, admit it. I can spot a fan a mile away. It’s in your eyes.”

SEPTEMBER 17th –  SAVE THE DATE!

Fighting Chance Promotions brining Professional Boxing to an iconic Newcastle venue! Full details revealed next week!


Fighting Chance Promotions are proud to announce that in conjunction with Steve Wraith will be brining a top class professional boxing show to an iconic Newcastle venue on September 17th!

All will be revealed about this exciting show very soon, but for now make sure you save the date to avoid disappointment

Ringstars!

Ringstars by Reps Boxing & Duel Fight Sports with an exciting line up of the cream of local boxing talent.

August 12th 2017 at The NE6 Suite, Scrog Road, Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tickets available now priced from only £25! Order your tickets now by calling 0191-2627252

Connor McGregor allowed to use the ‘Flying Superman Punch’ against Mayweather!

According to Showtime executive vice president Stephen Espinoza, Conor McGregor is allowed to throw a superman punch against Floyd Mayweather. The move that was coined in kickboxing has become commonplace in MMA, but it’s one that ‘Money’ won’t have seen before.

The move starts with a feigned leg kick so just the boxing commission will allow this seems far fetched and surely Floyd would be too fast to get caught?

Superman punch

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Superman punch
Superman punch in Burmese boxing

Superman punch in Burmese boxing
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A superman punch is a technique used in Muay Thai, Sanshou, kickboxing, ITF-style taekwondo and mixed martial arts fighting.[1] The technique involves bringing the rear leg forward to feign a kick, then snapping the leg back while throwing a cross, resulting in greater power behind the punch.[2]

The earliest documented superman punch in mixed martial arts was performed by Bas Rutten at UFC 20 against Kevin Randleman.[3]

Professional wrestler Roman Reigns uses a “jumping, cross-body right hand” (not necessarily the martial arts version described above) as a signature move, which he called the Superman Punch.[4][5]

A variation involves pushing off from the fence with the opposite foot prior to the punch.[6]

KELLY HEADLINES JD NXTGEN SHOW IN NEWCASTLE -Olympian tops the bill on June 23 taking on South Shields fighter Tom Whitfield

GB Olympian Josh Kelly will top the bill against Tom Whitfield in the latest JD NXTGEN show at the Walker Activity Dome in Newcastle on Friday June 23, live on Sky Sports and on Sky Sports Facebook.

Kelly has impressed in his opening bouts in the paid ranks, landing his first stoppage win in Birmingham with a clinical display against Jony Vina to add to his debut win over Jay Byrne.

Adam Booth’s 23 year old charge represented Team GB in Rio at Welterweight and will face Birtley’s Tom Whitfield, the 30 year old that challenged for the Northern Area strap in his last outing in October.

‘Pretty Boy’ has expressed his desire to move quickly as a pro and the Sunderland man is looking for another stand out performance to put both his style and boxing in the North East into the spotlight.

“This is going to be brilliant and I’m so happy to be fighting in the North East,” said Kelly. “It’s going to be a great night for the fans and I’m buzzing to be topping the bill with some great fighters from up there.

“Boxing in the North East is buzzing right now, there’s so much talent and we need the platform to showcase that.

“I had a couple of days off following Birmingham and was then straight back in the gym. That’s what I want to do, I want to stay busy and keep learning, go from strength to strength with the great team behind me and move forwards as quickly as I can. I know that by the end of next year I can be in big fights.”

A host of local stars appear on the bill as former World champion Stuart Hall as he looks to build to another World title shot, Bradley Saunders returns to the ring, unbeaten Super-Middleweight Jordan King looks to build on his 8-0 start, Cruiserweight pair Simon Vallily and Warren Baister continue their assault on the division, while Preston’s Super-Welterweight Scott Fitzgerald is also in action.

Tickets are on sale now priced £30 unreserved balcony, £40 unreserved tier, £60 reserved floor seats and £100 reserved VIP seats – tickets are available contact Fighting Chance Promotions now to avoid disappointment

Fighting Chance’ Heavyweight ‘TK Jone Valau’ smashes to a 3rd round stoppage win in Deutschland

Last weekend saw a North East ‘Fighting Chance’ Fighter pack his bags, along with former two times Northern Area Champion, Paul Charters, and head off to fight at the Rittal Arena in Germany.

Travelling for this  heavyweight clash and taking on an unbeaten 11-0 fighter , some said that that this heavyweight was simply sent over toDeutschland ‘to take a beating!

Heavyweight Prospect, Fijian born serving British Solider, Jone Valau TK had other idea’s as did his gateshead based camp at Fighting Chance.
 
TK boarded the plane with a respectable record of four wins and one loss, and a game up his sleeve the came from from relentless training with Fighting Chance trainer manager Ron Rowe MBE, and boy did it go to plan!
The German Burak Sahin, was about to loose his zero at the hands of ‘The Brown Bomber’ rather than coasting to a 12-0 record as maybe he expected,.
From the off TK showing his pedigree, skill and training as the taller German with the longer reach just couldn’t cut it with TK who stopped Sahin in the third round with a perfectly placed  left hook which not only ended the fight but shot TK up the professional rankings.

Now ranked at a very respectful 15th in the Heavyweight British rankings provided by ‘Boxrec’, and 169 out of 1280 in the World which surely will only rise with the 33 year old fighter in fine form, as he looks towards his next bout coming up soon at MTK Scotland.
TK Jone Volau is without doubt one to watch, TK always comes to fight and never to make up the numbers, and doesn’t come to take part, he comes to win!
For FREE professional boxing coverage, news, views, interviews and full fights subscribe now to the official Fighting Chance YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/fightingchance

Stu Armstrong to return to Radio with ‘Nova Radio North East

Stu Armstrong is once again bringing his hit radio show ‘The Stu Armstrong Interviews’ back on the s he joins ‘Nova Radio North East’.

The show, as its name would suggest is an interview based show around combat sports, and once again will bring the biggest and best names in combat sports worldwide to the show, and as always my interviews will ‘Always pack a punch’.

If you are involved in combat sports and would like to be a guest on the show then please contact radio@stuarmstrong.com 

Please visit the ‘Nova Radio North East’ website www.novaradio.co.uk for m0re information and don’t forget to clink on the link to download the player and listen live!

Jon-Lewis Dickinson to be presented with top level award by the Area Boxing Council

One of the North Easts must successful professional boxers and holder of the Londsdale Belt outright, Jon-Lewis Dickinson is to receive a top level award from Northern Area Professional Boxing Board.

Jon-Lewis will attend the presentation evening on June 2nd which will be held at the Lambton Arms, in Chester-Le-Street.

Please get in touch now to order your ticket to attend the evening and celebrate along with Jon-Lewis his amazing success. To find out more about Jon-Lewis Dickinson’s career click here

To order tickets click here or call 07863 145401

This Bank Holiday Monday tune in to FAST FM 87.9 where Stu Armstrong will be LIVE between 5pm & 6pm

FAST FM Newcastle is radio a show that broadcasts live during Ramadan from the Islamic Diversity Centre in Newcastle, Stu Armstrong will be on air LIVE at 5pm this Bank Holiday Monday with Fast FM Host Abu-tayeb Khairdeen.


The Islamic & Diversity Centre was setup in 2002, in an attempt to break down some of the many myths and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, this was done for both non-Muslims and Muslims and they do some amazing work that provides benefit to people of all faiths.

You can find out more about the IDC by visiting the website http://idcnortheast.org or subscribing to the YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/IslamicDiversity or by following onTwitter at https://twitter.com/islam_diversity

Stu Armstrong was quoted as saying “I first met Abu-tayeb two years ago after an introduction from a friend from Radio Northumberland, Paul Green, and went onto Fast FM as a guest, I found out from Any-tayeb just what amazing work the IDC carry out to challenge and break down misconceptions and work to help people of all faith’s.”

“I am looking forward to being a guest on the show again on Monday and hope that I can help to break some misconceptions and barriers down. After the disgusting atrocities of this week in Manchester I am sick and tied of hearing and reading peoples uneducated views on Muslims, so this is something important to me. NOT all Muslims are terrorists, in fact the 99.99% of Muslims are just normal everyday down to each people that are just as disgusted as anyone about the Manchester attacks and I think the people need to remember that.”

 

 

Stu Armstrong Media proud sponsor of Team Reps Boxings HUGE Summer show ‘Rise of the Warriors 8 – Carnage at the Coast’

We are proud to be one of the sponsors of the latest ‘Team Reps’ Boxing show, on June 10th at The Park Hotel Tynemouth. The massive summer boxing show is the latest in the ‘Rise of the Warriors’ shows aptly names

‘CARNAGE AT THE COAST’.

The main event promises to be cracker of a fight as former Professional and Bare Knuckle Boxer ‘Chrisy Bennett’ takes on Josh Johnstone for the FCC Welterweight Title.

With a joint main event that see the return to ring of Marc Armstrong who takes on Lee Welsh and and Team Bolam who takes on Tom Crulley

With a packed undercard, and a number of Junior bouts once again Team Reps Boxing is raising the bar!

Tickets available now call 0191-2627252

Do you have a Company, Brand or Product that you would like to get known nationally by the UK Public? Then national mainstream TV is the perfect place to screen you ad’s!

Do you have a Company, Brand or Product that you would like to get known nationally by the UK Public? Then national mainstream TV is the perfect place to screen you ad’s!

Then we can help. We are very pleased to announce that we can provide airtime for your video commercial or ad on a major national TV Channel that is available on both Sky TV and Virgin Cable TV.

If you have ever looked into moving your advertising campaign over to mainstream TV then you will know just how expensive this can be, currently I am in the unique position of having a number of slots already secured in the ad breaks of a major televised sporting invite therefore we can keep the prices very low. Interested parties are invited in the first instance to contact ‘Stu Armstrong Media’ via email to media@stuarmstrong.com