JACK Ainscough kicked off his boxing career in fine fashion by blowing away Aaron Wild inside two rounds in Hartlepool.
The Sunderland ABC representative, taking part in his first competitive bout, won after the referee Kevin Weaver stopped the fight.
Ainscough stepped into the ring brimming with confidence and dominated the first round, the ref giving his Doncaster Plant opponent a standing count.
In the second, the 15-year-old Wearsider landed a devastating right hand and after another standing count it was clear that Wild was in no state to continue.
Jake Bonallie was another Sunderland winner after Greg O’Neil (Horden) was disqualified in their Tyne, Tees and Wear middleweight belt match.
Defending champ Bonallie dominated the first round at the Borough Hall, forcing the normally-aggressive O’Neil back.
The bout became scrappy in the second and after O’Neil was warned for a third time for pushing, referee Danny McFarlane disqualified the Horden Sportsman ABC star.
Sunderland’s Callum Fisher also won a unanimous decision against Jack Ainscough of East Durham ABC.
The two smallest men on the promotion produced an entertaining show opener, Fisher proving the sharper of two well-schooled young boxers. The 11-year-old won 9-6, 9-7, 16-11.