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