Tune in for live updates from St James Park as professional boxing returns to its rightful home, at the heart of Newcastle.
Steve Wraith of Pro Boxing Newcastle Gateshead, and Pat Barrett of Black Flash Promotions, brings you seven top quality fights on a bill co-headlined by the undefeated duo of Jeff Saunders and Sam Best.
Scott Quigg and the Black Flash team are ringside along with local celebs Brad Saunders, Troy Williamson, Mal Gates, Paul Charters and Imran Naeem.
Full house at the Park as Barnes opens up against Curtis Gargano over four threes.
Gargano giving Barnes another to work for with some big shots, Barnes replying well and working his way through the fight. Barnes closing second with some heavy body shots onto Gargano.
Gargano comes out the stronger in the third as Barnes is made to work continuously. Barnes pushes away a constant onslaught as Gargano goads fans celebrating at end of third – too soon, who knows?
Fourth round sees both fighters come out blazing, throwing heavy shots, Barnes looking to work the win. Gargano continues to throw haymakers in a fight of non-stop action as the bout goes the distance.
Referee scores contest 40-37 in favour of Barnes.
(Watson lands one of many on Vosyka)
The second bout sees Spennymoor’s Adam Watson oppose Michal Vosyka over four threes, the Whirlwind having won his debut last time out via stoppage.
Watson has the early upper hand, pinning his opponent in the corner or on ropes at every chance. He’s certainly showing why he’s nicknamed The Whirlwind with composed, fast shots which doesn’t give opponent chance to recover.
As a Sunderland fan in the heart of the enemy’s ground Watson will be loving this performance.
In the third and Watson is relentless in his punishment, only a matter of time as he prowls like a caged tiger, Vosyka offering little in return to the disappointment of the home fighter.
Voskya survives the four rounds to go to judges cards.
Referee scores contest 40-36 to Watson.
Darlington’s own, Carl Wilson, returns against Jindrich Veleky, a good test after a spell out.
Wilson eases through the first round showing good composure and little rust. The second round sees him feels out his opponent, keeping him on the back foot.
An onslaught in the second though means an impressive stoppage win on his comeback for Wilson after 2:56.
(Wilson, above, celebrates his stoppage win; and Hepper, below, fires a shot at Bazza, both fighters making impressive returns)
It’s Hepper time as Darlington favourite, Neil Hepper, returns to the ring after near two years out, he opposes Belfast fighter Alec Bazza.
Hepper eases through the opener with a nick caught in the opening exchanges, looking composed.
Second round sees pressure from Hepper to go through the bout comfortably.
Third round sees Hepper utilise his range as Bazza looks to take him the distance meaning some good rounds for the Darlo star.
Final round sees Hepper up the ante as he looks for a strong finish, getting the full four rounds under his belt on his return.
Referee scores contest 40-36 to Hepper.
Ferryhill fighter Billy Snaith takes to the ring as the show comes to main bouts taking on Rudolf Durica and with good support Snaith is looking to notch up another success.
Snaith looks composed in the opening exchanges, troubling his opponent well and often.
Movement and hand work coming across well as Snaith has firm control coming into the last round.
Hard working performance from Snaith as he’s made to put the rounds in against a tough opponent.
Referee scores the contest 40-36 to Snaith.
(Saunders rains the shots in on Gorman over four rounds)
Onto the first of two main events as Jeff Saunders takes to the ring.
Saunders opposes James Gorman looking the sharpest kid on the block.
Usual movement with rights and lefts lights up the first round for Saunders.
In the second and Saunders keeping Gorman at arms length, showing his prowess after looking like a caged tiger warming up before.
Barrage of left bodies rocks Gorman as Saunders controls the contest, using the body shots to his advantage.
Into the third and Saunders takes a few shots but continues to rain them in. Gorman happy to take the fight as long as possible.
Into the fourth round and Saunders resorts back to the jab as Saunders take the rounds for a points win.
Referee scores contest 40-36 Saunders.
The final bout of the afternoon sees home favourite, Sam Best, take to the ring against Tomislav Rudan.
Crowd gets behind their fighter as Best works through the opening rounds with style.
Rudan gives Best thought in the third but he rides any storm, keeping on the pressure in a good workout for the home fighter.
In the final round Best and Gorman trades punches as Best takes a few heavy shots.
As the round closes Best goes all out to try ensure success against a difficult opponent.
Referee score the final contest 40-36 to Best.
Join us at the after-party at the Grosvenor Casino, St James Boulevard straight after the show (remember photo ID and vehicle registration at reception).