Matchroom’s first NXTGEN card of the year at the Utilita Arena Newcastle on Saturday March 18 features some of the very best prospects in the North East and beyond looking to take the next steps in their promising careers, live worldwide on DAZN. (photos by Mark Robinson)


Former Team GB standout Cyrus Pattinson faces his toughest test so far in the professional ranks against Wales’ former British Welterweight Champion Chris Jenkins with the pair clashing for the vacant WBA International Title. 

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Silver Medallist turned Welterweight prospect Pat McCormack looks to wow his home crowd against Italy’s Dario Socci in his first scheduled eight-round contest. 

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Birmingham Heavyweight Solomon Dacres gets the opportunity to fight for his first title in the paid ranks as he collides with Newcastle’s unbeaten Robert Ismay for the vacant English Heavyweight Title.

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Leeds Super-Bantamweight contender Hopey Price fights for his second pro title as he continues his march up the 122lbs ladder, taking on Frenchman Thomas Masson for the vacant WBA Continental Title. 

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West Rainton’s former Team GB Podium Squad member Mark Dickinson faces Bury’s Ben Ridings over eight rounds at Middleweight and Gateshead Lightweight Calum French fights Seaham’s Jordan Ellison over eight rounds in a North East derby. 

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Elsewhere on the card there’s action for Leicester Super-Bantamweight debutant Muhammad Ali, Darlington Super-Lightweight Ben Marksby, Eltham Super-Flyweight prospect Maiseyrose Courtney and Sunderland Super-Featherweight Adam Reichard 

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