Points victories for Tommy Philbin and Thomas Dickson

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Edinburgh boxers Tommy Philbin and Thomas Dickson registered the fifth wins of their professional careers at Bellahouston Sports Centre on Saturday night.

Fishmonger Philbin, 26, was untroubled in his light-heavyweight duel with English opponent Chris Nixon, winning on points 40-35.

The former Lochend amateur is considered to be one of Scotland’s brightest prospects and underlined his credentials with an astute display throughout the four rounds.

Meanwhile, lightweight Dickson, also 26, won by a similar margin 40-36 over Ibrar Riyaz from Reading.

Dickson, who was overly critical of his previous win against Youssef Al Hamidi at Meadowbank last month, says he is looking forward to having some time off over the summer.

“He [Riyaz] was a tough, game opponent who came for a win so it was good to get a bit of a test,” Dickson said. “I’m looking forward to a break now after a hectic schedule boxing five times since December.”