No happy return as Dudley loses it again

IT WAS a tough night for two local hopes, Dudley O Shaughnessy (West Ham) and Wadi Camacho (Peacock) as both lost points verdicts at the GB finals tournament staged at Liverpool on Friday. O Shaughnessy failed to turn the tables on Liam Cameron, the Sheff

IT WAS a tough night for two local hopes, Dudley O'Shaughnessy (West Ham) and Wadi Camacho (Peacock) as both lost points verdicts at the GB finals tournament staged at Liverpool on Friday.

O'Shaughnessy failed to turn the tables on Liam Cameron, the Sheffield 18-year-old, who gained a controversial points verdict over the West Ham boxer in the recent England ABA finals.

Once again, it was the former Brampton manor schoolboy throwing the majority of the punches, but once again the Steel City club boxer covered up the target area to take most of the shots on his arms and gloves.

Cameron did break out of his defences to score with accurate punches as the West Ham boxer pressed forward, but the northerner seemed flattered by the 15-2 points margin the judges scored him.


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O'Shaughnessy, who had halted the majority of his rivals on the ABA title trail, added another inside the distance win to his record in the semi-final when he eliminated tough Scot George Cameron.

He piled on the pressure to rock Cameron with his powerful shots, and the referee called a halt before the end of the second round.

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Camacho's own ABA hopes were ended when he stepped up to the super-heavyweight division and was stopped in the London finals by Amina Isa (Miguels), after clearly leading the contest.

He was back at heavyweight in Liverpool, but faced dangerous Midlander Christopher Keane in a hard-hitting final clash which saw both boxers find the target with powerful shots.

However, it was English ABA champion, Keane, who found the target with the more powerful punches and earned an 8-5 verdict on the official scorecards.

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