Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Prize Guy Dickinson Back on Title Trail; BOXING

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Prize Guy Dickinson Back on Title Trail; BOXING

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Byline: STUART RAYNER

JON-LEWIS Dickinson is a man in a hurry. Three months since winning boxing's Prizefighter cruiserweights competition, the 24-year-old from Birtley is only now getting back on the path to where he wants to be.

Tomorrow he takes on Tyrone Wright at the Rainton Meadows Arena looking to put in the miles to turn talent into titles.

Winning the televised Prizefighter was all very nice, as was the pounds 32,000 cheque which allowed Dickinson to concentrate full-time on boxing. But what he really wants are proper, old-fashioned title belts. Prizefighter slowed that progress. With his promoter Frank Maloney hosting a Peterlee show in June, it should have been a perfect opportunity for Dickinson to continue his 100% record, but for the injury he was quietly fighting in Bethnal Green.

"I actually did it in the first Prizefighter fight, I injured the ligaments in my right hand," Dickinson explains.

"I caught him (Mark Krence) on his head and I felt it straight away but I wasn't exactly going to stop! …

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