Third time unlucky Wadi

WADI CAMACHO, the Peacock BC heavyweight travelling with the Great Britain team in the United States, failed to make it a hat-trick of wins on the tour in their final match on Friday night. The Macho Man (pictured) had impressed with sparkling performan

WADI CAMACHO, the Peacock BC heavyweight travelling with the Great Britain team in the United States, failed to make it a hat-trick of wins on the tour in their final match on Friday night.

The 'Macho Man' (pictured) had impressed with sparkling performances against leading American heavyweight rivals helping the GB team to victory in Norfolk, Virginia and St Louis, Missouri.

However, it proved third time unlucky when he faced local favourite Donovan Dennis in the third tournament at Des Moines, Iowa, on Friday night.

The fighter from the Canning Town club, came out swinging in his usual all-action style, looking to make it a hat-trick of successes in the USA.

However, he paid the price of over-confidence as he walked into a powerful right hook tossed by Olympic hope Dennis and crashed to a disappointing second-round defeat.

The setback was one of two losses for the successful GB squad as they took the third team match with an 8-2 triumph at Des Moines.

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"The defeat was a setback for Wadi after his outstanding form in the first two matches, but I am sure he will be back for more good wins at international level," said his Barking trainer Andre Olley.

PEACOCK BC line up a string of entries for the London ABA Novice championships, taking place at the Five Star club, Harold Hill on Saturday.

James McDonagh, Shuma Oraedien, Charles Russell, Jon Hanson, Daniel Lowe, Alex Stevens and Justin Yelevicius are listed in the Canning Town club's line-up.

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