Arresting performance as Lopes leads the way for a Dagenham treble

PUBLISHED: 18:00 19 May 2011

Armindo Lopez (right) with former world heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon on his recent visit to a Dagenham BC show.

Armindo Lopez (right) with former world heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon on his recent visit to a Dagenham BC show.


Busy Armindo is now Jersey bound

Armindo Lopes headed a win-treble for Dagenham boxers in action on a Police Charity show at Wellington Barracks, St James Park, on Friday night, when clubmates Ryan O’Mahoney and Jon Metcalfe also earned victories.

Cruiserweight Lopes continued his recent winning ways coming through a tight tussle to beat Irish Police rival Gary O’Brien, using his extra mobility and sharp-punching attacks to earn victory.

Busy Lopes, a winner over Daniel Kargbo (Lion) on the recent Berry Boys show, now heads for Jersey this weekend to represent the Police and Community clubs in a team match.

O’Mahoney and Metcalfe were also in winning form on the show organised by Daggers coach Paul Barrie when O’Mahoney beat Ahmed Said (Sands End BC) on a unanimous verdict and Metcalfe took a majority verdict over Robert Elliot (Northern Ireland Police).

Ben Kendle (Daggers) joined in a successful weekend for the local club, defeating Joe Swaby (South Holland) on a unanimous points decision at the Haddenham & Ely show on Saturday night.

There was a five-time triumph for Dagenham BC youngsters at the Essex & Metropolitan Junior Novice Championship at Hutton recently with gallant George Landers putting in one of the top displays of the tournament.

After making the early running against Brentwood rival Gary Williamson, Landers was put under pressure and looked like letting the 40kg title slip however he showed real determination to regain control of the clash and clinched a 20-11 winning margin.

Also wearing Dagenham colours in style, Ethan Hall dominated the exchanges against Paul Allen-Cripps (Harwich BC) to take a 10-2 victory.

In a 40kg clash at the tournament, Dagenham’s Robbie Silk provided a bright display to subdue Brentwood’s John Hayes on his way to 24-12 points success.

Gerald Nazri was another Dagenham winner, providing the sharper attacks to dominate his clash with Essex University opponent George Buckley and take victory by a 15-8 score at 45kg.

In a 42kg encounter Louie Taylor (Dagenham) proved too talented for his Chalvedon club opponent Neil Lucas who fought gamely but went down to a 20-12 defeat .

There were walkover wins for Daggers duo Dean Drew and Kyle Hayes, while the club also had two other boxers in action in the finals, Kerim Agius and Marlon Muntu.

In a 31kg clash Ken Wright (CSM) earned the decision against Agius while Muntu was defeated by Lee Richerson (Centurians).

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