There was plenty of Cumbrian success at the England Boxing North West Development Championships.

Wigton ABC led the way at the event on Sunday at Tameside, Manchester, as both Jack Dixon and Robbie Pattinson became regional champions.

Border City’s Lewis Taylor also was victorious, while Whitehaven and District ABC’s Paul Savage advanced, too.

The quartet will now compete as North West champions in the national pre-quarter finals in Littleborough, Rochdale, this Sunday against the Yorkshire champions.

Boxing in the 55-57kg category, Wigton’s Dixon beat Billy Evans from Hyde and District ABC by a unanimous points decision while club-mate Pattinson got the better of Jennings Gym’s Ryan McNally in the 75-81kg category on a split decision.

Wigton’s Andi Crossman said: "I’m dead proud as a coach. They are our first two regional champions.

"Jack went first against Billy Evans. Billy was a lot more experienced than Jack. Jack gave everything he had.

"We had watched Billy and realised he didn’t like getting pressured, so we got Jack to pressure him and it worked. It was a brilliant performance.

"Robbie got off to a strong start.

"But after the first round, he came back and said that he had jarred his right shoulder.

"The second round was very close.

"Because it was close, I thought the judge was going to go the other way, so I told Robbie he had to suck it up with his bad shoulder and he came through the third round.

"They did the county proud."

Meanwhile, representing Carlisle’s Border City, Taylor beat Doyle Davis from Manchester’s Jimmy Egan’s Boxing Academy in the 60-63kg category.

Border City coach Ian Archibald said: "He goes on to the nationals now. The lad has done really well."

With the new boxing season having started recently, Archibald added: "The season is just kicking off now.

"We have a home show coming up at Carlisle Racecourse [on October 27], as well.

"Tickets are selling really well. Hopefully, it will be another sell-out.

"We just want to keep the lads really busy.

"There are shows up and down the country that we will be going to. We are going to Coastal ABC in Morecambe tomorrow."