CONTROVERSIAL stoppages, heavy hitting and scintillating action – there was plenty for fight fans to get excited about at the Barnstaple Pannier Market.
For the coaches, the most pleasing aspect of Sunday's show was the continuing emergence of talented young boxers.
Mark Simpson, the long-serving Barnstaple ABC trainer, has hailed his current crop as the best he has worked with.
They did not let him down during a 19-bout bonanza featuring a host of prospects from the South West, Southampton, London and the Midlands.
Among Barnstaple's younger generation, there were wins for Jordan Jones, Ben Stone, Jack Benham and Liam Laird.
For Harry Sügars, the pride came in defeat against a classy opponent.
Jack "The Stinger" Stringer was back in North Devon for the first time since his narrow victory over Bideford's Ricky Dymond at the Pollyfield Centre in March.
And the Southampton boxer was involved in another ding-dong battle against a fast and fearless opponent.
Despite his recent absence from the gym, Sügars was far from overawed against Golden Ring's former junior ABA finalist.
Both boys ploughed forward at relentless pace for three rounds with Stringer supplying a constant stream of forceful shots to the body.
Sügars, though, stood up to the pressure and landed his own stealthy lefts to leave his opponent's face marked up.
The unanimous decision went to the visitor and the pair were congratulated by the referee for their efforts.
Jones seized the spotlight in his home show too, relishing another Barnstaple-Golden Ring clash with Shirkhan Armedi.
The visitor set the early tempo, finding the target with a snaking left jab and fast straight rights.
But Jones grew in stature as the bout went on and fired back with blurring left hands.
In a furious start to the final round, the Barum favourite really found his range and did enough to take a split decision.
Benham and Liam Pincham, of Rosehill, were almost inseparable after three rounds of speed and skill.
Both had success by throwing shots in flurries then working behind tight guards to stay out of trouble.
Two scorecards gave it to Benham by a margin of 12-11 as he extended his winning record to four from four.
Ben Stone's triumphant run now stands at three from three after impressing all three judges in a tactical clash with Exeter's Nathan Gooding.
The visitor hit the deck in the early stages but it was a slip rather than a knock down.
From there, both lads proved slippery customers, boxing on the counter-attack and waiting patiently for their openings.
Stone, who only took up boxing this year, landed a couple of cracking lefts at the start of the third to swing a tight decision in his favour.
Liam Laird, of Barnstaple, and Corey Westbrook, of Tiverton, earned plaudits from the referee for their endeavours in the penultimate contest.
Westbrook set the early pace, landing weighty combinations, but a storming last round saw Laird sneak a majority after getting through with speedy straight lefts.
Joe Freeman saved his best form for the final round too, edging a split decision in his rematch with Taylor Ayling of Rosehill.
There was no love lost when the pair clashed in London last month, a contest Ayling won unanimously.
He was the busier boxer again before "Jersey" Joe sprang to life following strong words from his corner ahead of the last session.
An increase in workrate was enough and Ayling and his coach, dismayed at the result, let themselves down by refusing to shake Freeman's hand.
If Rosehill were infuriated by that outcome, they gained instant revenge when the powerful Rakeem Noble took his frustrations out on Nico Faassen.
Faassen was floored by a body shot early in the second and, despite battling on gamely, his corner soon handed in the towel.
Troy Elworthy suffered a similar fate against Rosehill's George Kikedes despite making a solid start with the left jab in his first competitive bout.
As the visitor slammed a succession of shots to the ribs, the referee stopped the fight towards the end of the first round.
It was a painful and uncompromising afternoon for a number of boxers.
Dave Aston, from Hamilton Green, was halted in the third round, bloodied and battered after a brutal clash with Northfield's Oliver Lambert.
And the contest between Goldi Lazolo and Exeter's Morgan Ballard was waved off in round two with the heavy hitting Ballard proving too strong for the Rosehill visitor.
Barnstaple heavyweight Raivo Vidins was outscored by Launceston's John Dugard who kept his opponent at bay with effective use of the long left jab.
Tom Allum had to be on his guard against Brad Lambert, of Birmingham's Northfield club, who was constantly looking to land that one bout-changing shot.
Allum, from Barnstaple, boxed well and avoided most of the swiping haymakers but still missed out on a majority.
The all-North Devon rematch between Barnstaple's Brandon Maddock and Joe Tarrant, of Torrington Police ABC, proved every bit as feisty as their first meeting in the Bideford show last month.
After three rounds at close quarters, Tarrant took his second unanimous win.
Mitch Turner's meeting with Wallace Atwell, of Weston-super-Mare, was another that was desperately close to call. Two well-matched lads traded heavy right hooks and combinations before the home fighter missed out on a split decision.
Charlie Ricketts, of Downend in Bristol, held the edge with a tight unanimous victory over Barnstaple's Pat Morton.