Darby retains belt with a fine display
Amateur Boxing: Matthew Darby (Phoenix) retained his Notts/Lincs middleweight challenge belt at the Mansfield Civic Centre.
Darby beat experienced Nathan De Castro on a unanimous points decision.
"It was a superb display," said coach Dale McPhilbin. "He was hitting and moving confidently against a chap whose had something like 90 bouts.
"If he defends it once more I think he gets to keep the belt."
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But Kieran Pickard (Bulwell Hall) lost his Notts/Lincs Welterweight Challenge belt on points to Jordan Cameron (Kirkby-in-Ashfield).
Ryan Fields (South Normanton) caught the eye in his majority points win over Nathan Heaney (Stoke).
Bilborough's highly-rated Ekow Essuamn beat Craig Morris (Lions) to reach the National quarter-finals, in Scunthorpe, on Sunday.
Essuamn, who didn't start boxing until he was 16 and has been training with the GB squad in Sheffield, took a unanimous decision. He now faces Louis Cunningham (Wellington).
Joshua Quatley beat Dafe Majemite (Capitol) on points but his Melton club mate Jarred Power was retired against Connor Robson (Bulkington).
Dinesh Puri (South Normanton) lost on points to Raza Hamza (Ashton).
Jamie Williams (Trinity) had a walkover. He now meets Joe Maphosa (Middlesborough) in Scunthorpe.
Billy Langford (Phoenix) had a fine win over Derek Munyaka (Braunstone Golden Gloves) in Leicester. But he had to settle for a unanimous points decision after almost stopping his man in the third.