NEWBIGGIN Boxing Club were in action last weekend with Ben Young and Keiran Robertson travelling to Consett on Friday.
Another event saw the 2012 Schools’ Championships at Houghton-le-Spring on Saturday.
At Consett, Young took on R Emmerson of the home club, who had previously fought and lost against Newbiggin’s Jimmy Tyers.
Young knew it would be tough and started the fight as planned, staying out of danger and picking quality punches of his own.
He landed some quality shots and Emmerson’s attacks became less aggressive.
Then a left hand landed flush on Emmerson’s chin and sent him to the canvass.
It was a worrying time as Emmerson did no get up for five minutes, however, he was fine after that.
An impressive win for Young, taking his record to five fights, three wins with one stoppage and one KO.
Next up was big puncher Robertson against the equally powerful Mark Mulholland, of Leam Lane.
This fight saw Robertson control all three rounds with some big shots coming both ways.
He took a comfortable points win, taking his record to four fights, four wins with two stoppages and one KO.
Saturday saw the start of this year’s Schools’ Championships.
Ben Rees found himself alone in his group, due to others avoiding him and changing weight groups.
This means he has a walkover to the quarter-final at Manchester in three weeks.
Kai Hume’s group had only two entries and Hume will box Middlesbrough’s Liam Lillystone in next week’s final.
Billy Sankey had six entries in his group, leaving Sankey with a bye in the quarter-finals and straight into a semi against old foe Josh Blenkiron.
Sankey was up for this and controlled it from the start, taking a 34-9 points win.
Next for him is the final onSaturday.
Joe Tyers boxed his semi against Shildon’s Ryan McKerr, the danger man of the group.
Like Sankey, Tyers took control and dominated to take a 25-2 points decision.
Brandon Singer was next but faced the worst draw possible against last year’s national finalist, South Durham’s Jay Hughes.
Singer had a go, but Hughes’ experience got him a comfortable points win.
All three gave it their best shot, with two getting through.
This means Newbiggin once again have four in next week’s final and one definitely in the quarter-finals.