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Injury blow for Dagenham’s Saunders

PUBLISHED: 16:00 28 March 2017

Dagenham's Luke Saunders

Dagenham's Luke Saunders

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Shoulder problem forces light-heavyweight to pull out of final

Dagenham BC’s new arrival Luke Saunders has been forced to pull out of his London title final against Martin Foru (All Stars) in the Elite championships ay Harrow.

A shoulder injury has cost ex-West Ham boxer Saunders his place in the London light-heavyweight final and hopes of going on to success in England Boxing’s national title race.

Dagenham middleweight Mitchell Frearson was eliminated in his quarter-final by talented Jamal Akay (All Stars) at Tottenham.

But junior Sony Flack made it a winning start in Dagenham colours with a classy display to outpoint Abdul Wahid (O’Dells, Birmingham) on the Lion show at Hackney.

Freddie Hudson finished on the wrong end of a tight points decision against local rival Casey De La Mere while boxing in Guernsey as a guest for a Herts University team.

Dagenham BC’s show goes at Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club on Friday with a full line-up of established boxers and new arrivals.

Senior boxers set to feature include super-heavyweight favourite Imran Hussain, returning after a 12-year absence alongside Freddie Hudson, Adrian Lionel and Kerim Agius.

Newcomers Peter Kerrigan, Colby Ali, Jude Binding, Max Dormet, Mack Kempton, Brandon Copley, plus female Bailey Wallace, also get their first taste of action.

There was a setback for Dagenham junior Liam Carter after the last-minute cancellation of England Boxing’s junior finals at Basildon at the weekend.

Serious threats of violence convinced Essex Police to call off the event so Carter must wait for the chance to highlight his career in the rescheduled tournament which may now take place behind closed doors in Sheffield.


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