A FESTIVE feast of boxing was served up by Vauxhall Motors ABC at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool.
Paul Butler senior from the Ellesmere Port club matched some of the club's young talent against a selection of quality amateur fighters from across the country for a Christmas boxing dinner show.
Schoolboy Joel Crossley was first, beating Long Lane's Will Yen in a fast, fluid bout.
Junior Matty Carson looked to have done enough to beat Kirkby's Mike Sullivan, so Motors were not happy when the judges gave the contest to Sullivan.
Carl McLeod used height and reach advantages to good effect against Ghaith Hadi of Dynamics in the lightweight bout. By keeping it simple and executing good shots, he won comfortably.
Kirkby's Dean Austin pushed Vauxhall welterweight Eddy Thompson all the way, but Thompson's polished performance left the result in no doubt.
Middleweight Neil Oxton was left gagging by a left hand to the solar plexus so referee Keith Wall was forced to stop his fight and award it to Kirkby southpaw Lee Crossland.
Steve Higginson was in control after two rounds of his welterweight contest against Lowe House's Brian Rennie, but Rennie connected with a superb right hand in the third for a knockout victory.
Cruiserweight Mike Walker carved out a decent victory over Steve King from Archers Club, with Walker pacing himself better and maintaining the strength to rock King with a big left hook.
In a middleweight contest of four two-minute rounds, Mike Phillips showed there were no ill effects from his run to the ABA semi-finals by beating Rotunda's Wes Pauline. The Vauxhall man's solid performance earned him the Best Boxer trophy.
Heavyweight Eddy Starsfield made good use of his jab but struggled against Eddy Boyle of Sheffield. Starsfield was suffering with a cold and looked ragged by the end of the third but still did enough to win.
* Vauxhall Motors ABC would like to thank all the companies who supported the event, especially George Treble of GTB Demolition, without whom the show would not have gone ahead.