Matchroom Newcastle Show Set For February 18 As Young Prospects To Shine On Next Gen
Promoter Eddie Hearn told International Boxing News that Matchroom Boxing will return to Newcastle on Saturday, February 18 for a ‘Next Gen‘ card.
NoSmokeBoxing understands this card will likely take place at the 9,000-capacity Utilita Arena and be headlined by Pat McCormack in a ‘step-up’ 10-round title fight.
Hearn told Boxing UK that Birtley gym members Pat McCormack, Cyrus Pattinson, Calum French, Mark Dickinson and others would return on the North-East card where Hearn wants to begin building them in preparation for major shows later on.
The Feb 18 Matchroom Newcastle show is expected to be one of three shows from the promotion in February and one of six cards to be in the first third of 2023, which Hearn expects to announce as part of his global schedule before Christmas.
Luke McCormack is back sparring in recent days after rumours that medical issues were keeping him from signing with Matchroom and making his professional debut after a highly successful stint in the amateurs.
Fight fans will be hoping to have both McCormacks feature amongst a strong roster of North East talent that will be the future of the sport for that part of the country.