DEBUT fighters Gary Edwards and Lewis Atherton had very different beginnings to their amateur boxing careers at Vauxhall Motors ABC.
On a fight card at Vauxhall Motors Sports and Social Club, Edwards went down on points to Everton Red Triangle's Callum O'Toole.
Atherton, meanwhile, won in the same manner against Newbury's Jack Flatley.
Former Motors fighter-turned-pro Nick McDonald was at the event and his personal tip for the top, Joel Crossley, gave a sparkling display as he beat Hulton Abbey's Danny Booth, while junior Matty Carson avenged a previous points loss against Mike Sullivan of Kirkby.
Bridgefoot's Danny Craven had a very good last round against Motors fighter Davy Shiels and, after a standing count, Shiels looked grateful for the final bell as he lost on points.
His elder brother Tommy engaged in a barnstorming battle with tough Dovecot adversary Tom Pears, winning on points.
Mason Cartwright was another who got busy on his opponent, Huyton's Carl Geraghty, but Cartwright was given a wide points decision.
Alex Foulkes drew Yasser Arif of Elite, a fighter aged 18 but with the physique of a man in his mid-20s. He showed his mettle in the face of a disciplined opponent, but Arif earned the points win.
Middleweight Dion Green put on a display of skill and drama with Sefton's Paul Colton.
The pair traded a lot of blows but it was Green who cracked first with his nose taking a hit and requiring many inspections by the referee.
It didn't disrupt Green's rhythm, however, and his hand-speed and footwork enabled him to win the points decision.
Senior lightweight Carl McCloud was bamboozled by Paul Coleman, a slick southpaw from Shannon.
The shorter Irishman stayed at mid distance to negate McCloud's height advantage and popped up with swift one-twos which earned him a worthy points victory.
Light flyweight Paul Butler increased his push for an international call-up with a win in the senior four-twos against Anwar Alfadeli of Unity.
His points victory also earned him the best boxer trophy.
In total contrast, light-heavyweights Mike Walker and Lee Standen of Leigh took part in a free-swinging brawl.
Standen repeatedly led with his chin and Walker obligingly hit it each time.
Midway through the second round he was rescued by referee Gordon Thompson, who stopped the bout as Standen could not defend himself.