Saunders To Challenge Ryan, Joshua & Dickinson Bros To Feature

Bradley Saunders and Anthony Joshua will headline a huge show at the Metro Radio Arena as Matchroom bring live Sky Sports boxing to Newcastle on April 4.

Saunders will take on Dave Ryan for the Commonwealth light welterweight title, while Joshua will be fighting in his 12th pro fight after facing former world title challenger Kevin Johnson for the WBC International heavyweight title in London next month.

Ryan upset the odds when he won the Commonwealth belt against Tyrone Nurse in October, taking a majority decision in Leeds, while Saunders has become one of the hottest prospects in British boxing as he has stormed his way to 11-0 with eight knockouts, and has his sights set on continuing his rapid rise onto the world stage in 2015.

Olympic gold medallist Joshua is also anticipating a huge year, and successful outings in London and Newcastle should lead him towards a huge domestic clash.

A stacked undercard features a host of local stars. Birtley’s Dickinson brothers are both in action, with former British cruiserweight title holder Jon-Lewis up against Scotland’s WBC International champion Stephen Simmons and younger brother Travis defending his English light heavyweight title.

South Shields’ Anthony Nelson rematches Terry Broadbent having won the vacant English super flyweight title against the Yorkshireman in October with 2010 Commonwealth Games heavyweight gold medallist Simon Vallily and Scottish Commonwealth gold-winning lightweight Charlie Flynn also in action.

Tickets go on sale at 1pm on Friday, December 19 to Matchroom Fight Pass members priced £40, £60, £100 and £150 VIPs from www.matchrooomboxing.com.

Tickets go on general sale on Monday, December 22 from 9am with £40, £60 and £100 tickets available from the Metro Radio Arena at www.metroradioarena.co.uk and on 0844 493 6666. VIP tickets are available exclusively from Matchroom Boxing at www.matchroomboxing.com.

Courtesy of the Matchroom Boxing press office

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