Ricky Dymond and Billy Stanbury in commanding boxing victories
COMMANDING performances saw two of North Devon's best young boxers ease through to the semi-finals of a national competition.
Ricky Dymond, of Bideford ABC, and Billy Stanbury, of Combe Martin ABC, dominated in National Association of Clubs for Young People Championships fights in Portsmouth.
Dymond bossed all three rounds against Edmund Price, of Cwmgors ABC, extending his record to six wins from six bouts this season.
With fast hands and neat footwork, the Bideford boxer, who has just turned 16, dominated the light welterweight clash.
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He has been training five times a week since August and is in excellent shape ahead of the semi-final against the London area champion on Saturday, November 24.
Stanbury booked his place in the last four at Newport in emphatic style, beating Adam Edmundson, of Pembroke ABC.
Known for his strength and aggression, Stanbury showed another side to his game, patiently picking his shots and moving intelligently. Edmundson needed a standing count in the second round as the Combe Martin boxer took control.
On Saturday, Bideford bantamweight Kyle England fights in the Senior Novice Championships in Norwich.