That title fight in full - Lee Haskins stopped Newcastle's Martin Ward in the fifth round at the City Academy.
The boxer Tony Jeffries from Sunderland has announced his retirement due to injuries to both hands. Last month he spoke to our Sports Correspondent Simon O'Rourke about his options if he were forced to quit the sport.
Mike Tyson is to bring his one-man show to Gateshead later this year. The former heavyweight boxing champion will perform ‘Mike Tyson the Undisputed Trust’, which opens on Broadway in America next month. It will open at the Federation Brewery in Dunston in October.
A County Durham boxer has been crowned Britain's first female world boxing champion.
Savannah Marshall, from Hartlepool, beat Azerbaijan's Elena Vystropova 17-15 at the World Championships in China today - on her 21st birthday.
The victory caps a superb week for the middleweight fighter, after she also qualified for this summer's London Olympics yesterday.
A boxer from Hartlepool has booked her place in Great Britain's Olympic team for London 2012.
Savannah Marshall, a middleweight, defeated Russia's Nadezla Torlopova 18-10 in the World Championships in China today.
The victory also puts her through to Saturday's world final.
Another milestone's been reached on the countdown to London 2012. Today the historic torch lighting ceremony took place on the site of the ancient Olympic Games in Greece. Here's the story of a young girl who hopes to write her name in the Olympic history books this weekend.
As a new generation of boxers prepare for a show in Gateshead this weekend, Simon O'Rourke takes a look at boxing through the decades.