James Copley

Sports Journalist, Sun FM, Sunderland Echo

Location icon United Kingdom

NCTJ & EFL-acredited sports journalist specialising in football & boxing.

Sunderland Echo
Paul Bryson hails Sunderland U18s after FA Youth Cup win over Oldham

Connor Slack fired the Young Black Cats in front after 19 minutes, Dan Neil scoring again moments later. Oldham captain Harry Norris pulled one back seconds after the half-time interval, but goals from Ryan Leonard and a second from Slack set up a third-round tie at Goodison Park against Everton.

'I have my club back'

Let's face it, Saturday was amazing. Despite the game's early kick-off and it being shown live on Sky Sports, Sunderland's pubs were fizzing with the sort of optimistic energy that only the start of the new football season can bring.

Bad Left Hook
Galal Yafai's journey from Birmingham factory worker to Commonwealth gold medalist

When Galal Yafai's fist was raised as light-flyweight Commonwealth amateur champion on the sunny shores of Australia's Gold Coast, an astounding two-year transformation from factory labourer to one of British boxing's most exciting young prospects was complete... courtesy of some tough brotherly love.

Bad Left Hook
Who is British boxing prospect Darren Richardson?

Darren Richardson isn't a household name yet, but many people in boxing circles around Richardson's home in the North East of England are tipping the undefeated puncher for great things. The 23-year-old boasts a 71% knockout ratio, winning five of his seven professional fights by brutally stopping his opponent.

Bad Left Hook
Caleb Truax: I have't been paid like a champion yet!

In a recent interview with Bad Left Hook, Caleb Truax admitted he hasn't "been paid like a champion yet", despite having toppled heavy favourite James DeGale at London's Cooper Box Arena last December to win the IBF super middleweight title.