Boxing: Deadly Dudley takes crown

West Ham s Dudley O Shaughnessy served notice that he is once again a real threat on the 2010 ABA title trail when he outpointed Repton rival Ahmet Patterson to win the North East London Divisional crown at Dukes Hall, Hornchurch, on Friday night.

West Ham's Dudley O'Shaughnessy served notice that he is once again a real threat on the 2010 ABA title trail when he outpointed Repton rival Ahmet Patterson to win the North East London Divisional crown at Dukes Hall, Hornchurch, on Friday night.

The Hammers welterweight, who reached the national finals last year, repeated his London final win over Patterson who boxed for Fitzroy Lodge before moving to Repton in the summer.

However, it was Patterson who made the early running, scoring well with solid punches to head and body.

But game O'Shaughnessy slammed back with his own powerful shots, pressing home his advantage in the final round to clinch a points verdict.


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He now looks forward to the London semi-finals and finals at York Hall on March 20, with clubmate Tom Baker who upset Repton favourite Ryan Pickard in the 71kg final.

The pair came through semi-final tests with ex-Repton boxer Baker beating his former clubmate Joe Knighton on points, and Pickard halting Peacock's Jamie Arlain in quick time.

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West Ham's Billy Morgan moved up from featherweight but was outboxed by Repton rival Michael McCarthy who took the lightweight title.

West Ham's light-flyweight entry Shaun Hussein was a walkover winner, while Charlie Duffield moved up to take the light-heavyweight title on a walkover.

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