Summer rumble lined up for Stadium of Light return

First published in Sport

SUNDERLAND’S Stadium of Light will open its doors to North-East boxing fans, as it hosts the fourth edition of the Summer Rumble.

The ten-bout card on Sunday, July 13 will see boxers from across the region take to the ring, with two derby title fights topping the bill.

Sunderland’s Jonson McClumpha will fight Horden’s Greg O’Neil for the Northern Area Middleweight title with McClumpha returning for the second year in a row after his incredible draw with Andrew Buchanan last year.

The night’s feature fight will see Sunderland’s Lee Mould fight Newcastle’s Gary Fox for the Northern Area Light Welterweight title, while there will be a return from injury of Sunderland’s Glenn Foot, the Prize Fighter champion.

Also in action will be two-time Olympian Thomas Essomba, Commonwealth gold medalist Simon Valilly, former amateur champion Daniel Cope, unbeaten pro Anthony Hardy, Tom Whitfield, Bazi Razak and Lynden Watt.

The event is being promoted by Phil Jeffries, father of Olympic boxing medalist Tony Jeffries, and Steve Wraith, of Wraith Promotions.

Tickets for the day are priced at £35, while tickets for the VIP Lounge, including a Sunday carvery, are priced at £45. There are also a small number of executive boxes available for £700, including a three course meal with table service and a private balcony for ten people.

Tickets for the fight are available from all the fighters on the card or at www.wraithpromotions.com

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