Ringstar Promotions set the bar high with their first ever show.
At Newcastle’s Centre for Sport on December 7, Martin Ward (pictured) was given the opportunity to claim the Commonwealth bantamweight title with a unanimous points victory over Ghanaian Gabriel Laryea Odoi.

Also on the bill – South Shields’ Anthony Nelson took a step nearer to a domestic title challenge after moving to 8-0 with a win over former British flyweight title challenger, Usman Ahmed.
There were also wins on the show for Sunderland heavyweight Danny Hughes; Newcastle’s Andrew Buchanan, who picked up the International Masters super-middleweight title; and Hartlepool’s Peter Cope who claimed win number nine over Sean Hughes.
Check out the post-fight video interviews:
Mark Clauzel
Martin Ward
Andrew Buchanan
Peter Cope
Anthony Nelson
Danny Hughes
(Picture Credit: Rob Chambers)