Setback for Dudley

WEST HAM S ABA finalist Dudley O Shaughnessy suffered a points setback in his international test when he boxed in the England squad against the USA at York Hall on Sunday. O Shaughnessy finished second best against talented Texan Errol Spence who represen

WEST HAM'S ABA finalist Dudley O'Shaughnessy suffered a points setback in his international test when he boxed in the England squad against the USA at York Hall on Sunday.

O'Shaughnessy finished second best against talented Texan Errol Spence who represented his country in the world championships held in Milan earlier this year.

Spence hailed as one of the brightest stars in the American team was the first to settle and found gaps in O'Shaughnessy's defences as he fired home his speedy hooks.

The West Ham boxer gamely tried to rally but his lack of experience at international level showed as he failed to display the form that made him look like one of the outstanding prospects on the ABA trail this year.

The American continued to pile on the pressure in the second session and finished with a clear 14-5 points advantage going into the last round.

The 20-year-old West Ham boxer tried gamely to turn the fight his way but the fighter from Desoto, Texas was just too good on the night.

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Spence's points success could not turn the tide in favour of the visiting American team as they lost the ten bout tournament by a 7-3 margin.

BILLY ANDREWS was in winning form for West Ham at Southend on Saturday night when he outpointed Westside BC rival Jordan McFaul

WEST HAM BC parade their bright prospects at their after-dinner show tournament at the Prince Regent Hotel, Chigwell on Saturday night.

The Hammers hopes will be tested by opponents from various clubs in a promising line-up of contests on the programme.

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