Mick Hall: Preston boxer ready to put failed title challenge behind him and make winning return
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Mick Hall: Preston boxer ready to put failed title challenge behind him and make winning return

Middleweight boxer Mick Hall is ready to bounce back in his next bout against Andy Fox in a fortnight. The Preston boxer is finally ready to respond after failing in his bid to beat WBA international middleweight champion Jack Arnfield back in January. “I’ll work on what I didn’t do in my last fight with Jack … Continue reading

Laura Massaro wins woman’s squash British Open to become first English double champion in over 60 years
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Laura Massaro wins woman’s squash British Open to become first English double champion in over 60 years

Laura Massaro made squash history on Sunday as she became the first English woman since 1952 to win a second British Open crown. The 33-year-old overcame England’s number two seed Sarah-Jane Perry 11-8 11-8 6-11 11-6 in the final at Hull’s Airco Arena, becoming the first English repeat champion in the competition since Janet Morgan … Continue reading

Northern England Table Tennis Development Lead hopes ‘Ping!’ arrival in Blackpool will drive participation
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Northern England Table Tennis Development Lead hopes ‘Ping!’ arrival in Blackpool will drive participation

The Area Development Lead for Table Tennis in Northern England, Martin Ireland, is optimistic that participation rates in the sport can increase off the back of this summer’s ‘Ping!’ initiative taking place in Blackpool. ‘Ping!’ brings tables to locations that are more visible to the public, encouraging them to play the sport socially in unexpected places, with … Continue reading

Joe Kilshaw: Meet the ex-boxer who now co-owns a gym full of international superstars
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Joe Kilshaw: Meet the ex-boxer who now co-owns a gym full of international superstars

Former boxer Joe Kilshaw reveals the details on how his love of boxing – mixed with his teen troubles has inspired him to co-own a well-established gym in Preston. The 53-year-old runs the famous Larches and Savick Amateur Boxing Club, alongside Dave Fitzgerald and Jimmy Moon. Kilshaw has been involved with the gym, which is … Continue reading