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Federation glory for York boxers
11:19am Thursday 15th March 2012 in Boxing
A TRIO of York fighters are celebrating European Boxing Federation victories.
Middleweight debutant Stewart Philips, 24, of Huntington, used his ring craft to take a points decision against Carlisle’s Micky Nolan at a packed Oceana club in Leeds.
On the same bill, hard-hitting super-middleweight Dean McQuade, 21, of Shipton-by-Beningbrough, another debutant, stopped his Liverpool opponent Joe Quayle in the first round.
Meanwhile, 31-year-old Easingwold lightweight Steve Nelson stopped a Polish foe in the first round of his bout at the KC Stadium in Hull.
Nelson has won two and lost two of four EBF outings.
All three boxers are trained by York’s Glenn Banks who said: “I’m very pleased for all three of them. They all put the hard work in in training and we are now weighing up the next move.”