Newcastle star ‘Sandman’ is going for the European title and tops bill in his hometown – with live coverage on talkSPORT
Lightweight sensation Lewis Ritson is out to land a European title in front of a sell-out local crowd.
The hard-hitting Newcastle prospect goes into the fight with Francesco Patera defending an unbeaten record, but will be wary that his talented opponent has never been stopped in his career.
When is Ritson vs Patera?
This massive night of boxing in the North East is on Saturday, October 13.
The evening is being held at a sold-out Metro Radio Arena – and Alan Shearer will be there to cheer on massive Toon fan Ritson.
Action begins at 7pm, with the main event ring walks expected around 10pm.
How can I listen with talkSPORT?
It’s fight night – and talkSPORT will be with you every step of the way.
Catch all the live coverage of Ritson vs Patera on our main talkSPORT station from 8pm onwards.
To listen, use our web player, mobile app, your DAB radio or on 1089AM.
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Who is fighting on the undercard?
There’s a packed card from Matchroom Boxing in the North East, which is sure to provide for an entertaining evening.
After his stunning win against Nick Webb, popular heavyweight David Allen returns to the ring to fight German bruiser Samir Nebo.
And Joshua Buatsi makes the first defence of his WBA international light-heavyweight crown against Tony Averlant.
Here’s how the full card stacks up:
- Lewis Ritson vs Francesco Patera (vacant European lightweight)
- Joshua Buatsi vs Tony Averlant (WBA international light-heavyweight)
- Dave Allen vs Samir Nebo (heavyweight)
- Glenn Foot vs Robbie Davies Jr (British & Commonwealth super-lightweight)
- Anthony Fowler vs Gabor Gorbics (super-welterweight)
- Simon Vallily vs Craig Glover (cruiserweight)
- Hosea Burton vs Saidou Sall (light-heavyweight)
- Thomas Patrick Ward vs Tom Tran (super-bantamweight)
- Joseph Laws vs Chris Truman (welterweight)
- Lawrence Osueke vs Charles Adamu (cruiserweight)
- Darren Reay vs Samuil Dimitrov (super-lightweight)
- Chad Ellis vs Angel Emilov (super-welterweight)
- Terry Wilkinson vs Chris Adaway (super-lightweight)