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Hartlepool boxing brothers Martin and Tommy Ward split up

BOXING’S Ward brothers will be split for the first time as professionals when the North-East stages two shows within 24 hours of each other next month.

Martin, now campaigning at super-bantam, will take to the ring first, at Gateshead on Saturday, November 29, with Tommy following a few miles down the road at Houghton-le-Spring on the Sunday.

The elder Ward is desperate for a meaningful test after completing only three minutes of ring-time in 2014. Those came in his IBF World bantamweight title with Stuart Hall in Newcastle in March when a cut eye forced his retirement at the end of the first round, the North-East derby ending as a technical draw.

The 26-year-old, who abdicated as Commonwealth champ, does not want a four-rounder at Gateshead Leisure Centre.
“I’d love an eight or 10 rounder, at super-bantam,” he told SportMail. “I don’t really want to go back to doing fours...

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