Mark 'Boo Boo' Dickinson made waves in the amateurs, representing Team GB on a number of occasions and earning gold at the European and Commonwealth Youth Games.
After a brief stint working with Ben Davison, Dickinson has returned back home to Birtley Boxing club under the guidance of amateur coach Graeme Rutherford alongside the likes of Calum French and Cyrus Pattinson.
Dickinson made his debut under the Matchroom Boxing promotional banner in November 2022 on the undercard of Dillian Whyte-Jermaine Franklin at Wembley Arena and defeated Gideon Onyenani on points over six rounds.
The 24-year-old got out four months later on a homecoming NXTGEN show in Newcastle and decisioned Ben Ridings in an entertaining eight-round scrap. Dickinson returned in the same venue in November 2023 in an English Middleweight Title eliminator against the experienced Grant Dennis. Dickinson put on a punch perfect performance, becoming the quickest person to ever stop Dennis, doing so in round five.