Mark White and Jone TK join growing Fighting Chance Promotions stable


Boxers Jone TK (left) and Mark White (right) are ready for the professional game.  Photo credit to

Boxers Jone TK (left) and Mark White (right) are ready for the professional game. Photo credit to

Boxers Mark White and Jone TK are the latest additions to the Fighting Chance Promotions stable.

White and TK (real name Jone Taukeinikoro) have contrasting backgrounds but both have signed management contracts at the Felling based gym, and will make their professional debuts on July 24 at Gateshead Stadium.

The pair will work under the tutelage of Ronnie Rowe and Gary Barr, whilst also training alongside the likes of Jon-Lewis Dickinson and Travis Dickinson.

White, who is a former amateur national champion, had 45 fights with Birtley amateur boxing club and also represented England in the unpaid ranks.

The 24-year old is assured that re-uniting with Rowe and the rest of the Fighting Chance team will bring the best out of his professional career.

“There’s a lot of experience here with Ronnie Rowe and Gary Barr.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

“I trained under them as a senior in the amateurs, and it was the best I have ever boxed. So working with them in the professional game will bring the best out of me.

“It’s also great to be training alongside Travis Dickinson and Jon-Lewis Dickinson. It motivates me to try and equal what they have done, and maybe even go a step better.”

White will campaign at either featherweight or super featherweight, while Jone TK will fight at the other end of the spectrum at heavyweight.

TK has taken an unconventional path to become a professional boxer in the North East.

Originally born in Fiji, at the age of 18, he moved to Britain to serve in the British Armed Forces as a bombardier with the Royal Artillery.

Upon joining, the Fijian signed up for boxing and progressed to win the Combined Services twice, which was followed by an appearance at the 2012 ABA Senior Open Championships, where he fell short to Rio 2016 hopeful Frazer Clarke.

A mutual connection between army boxing coach Tony Davies and Ronnie Rowe benefited TK in his bid to turn professional, and the heavyweight hopeful believes the timing and location is right to pursue his ambitions in professional boxing.

“Before being signed, I spent 3 weeks having to prove myself to the Fighting Chance team. They’ve now accepted me and I’m looking forward to where this journey will take me.

“I may be 31, but now is the perfect time to turn professional. Heavyweights don’t reach their peak until they are in their 30’s.

“I’ve always thought I would turn professional. But now I’ve come to the right gym, it’s a case of right place, right time to chase those ambitions. I really can’t wait for my debut on July 24th.”

Fighting Chance chief coach, Ronnie Rowe expressed his delight at the two new signings, and believes a team mentality amongst the stable is key to success.

He said: “I’m over the moon, and it’s great to be moving forward.

“We’ve got a good stable of fighters as it is. These two additions are both good lads, and both could really go somewhere.

“We are getting the mix right now. There are eight fighters in the stable and they are all working and training together.

“Professional boxing is lonely sport. So having a squad of fighters makes a big difference.”

The duo will both make their debuts on July 24 at Gateshead Stadium. Tickets are priced from £35, and are available via


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