NORTH-EAST boxers enjoyed a fantastic afternoon on Sunday as Rainton Meadows Arena hosted the quarter-finals of the National Schoolboys Championships, with the Tyne-Wear-Tees region taking on Yorkshire and the East Midlands.
Fifteen of the region’s youngsters were in action, at age groups ranging from 12-14 years, and 13 of them finished victorious.
They will progress to the next stage of the competition, with a national finals night due to be staged at Huddersfield on April 5-6.
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Class A (Born 2001, 3x90-second rounds)
Frankie Thomas (Darlington) beat Ellis Everett (Bolsover) TKO
William Ward (Darlington) beat Mohamed Akbar (Round One) Pts
Dan Toward (Birtley) beat Karem Aycut (St Pauls) Pts
James Lepoidevin (Newton Aycliffe) beat Ryan Hopkinson (Bolsover) Pts
Ryan Ridley (Forest Hall) lost to James Precious (Bridlington)
Class B (Born 2000, 3x90-second rounds)
Luke Thornton (Spennymoor) beat Taylor Squires (Braunstone) Pts
Adam Reichard (Wearmouth) beat James McCann (Kettering) Pts
Carlo Geraldi (Birtley) beat Isaac Nicholson (Oxers) Pts
Joe Berry (Birtley) beat Thomas Harty (Braunstone) Pts
Jamie Cockburn (Birtley) beat Regan Murray (Vulcan) Pts
Joe Tyres (Newbiggin) beat Keane Salvin (Sheffield) Pts
Jacob Dickinson (Birtley) beat Jake Leeming (Platinum) TKO
Owen Rees (Newbiggin) beat Lewis Spavin (Westway) Pts
James McMeekin (Shildon) beat Adam Shakil (West Leeds) TKO
Ryan Tennant (Darlington) lost to Darren Manget (Burton Park) Pts