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West Ham duo pass London Schools’ tests

PUBLISHED: 10:30 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:30 11 May 2017

West Ham's Tony Doherty celebrates his London Schools success

West Ham's Tony Doherty celebrates his London Schools success

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Newham brothers earn wins at club show

West Ham boxers Tony Doherty and Miley Cash put on winning displays to take London Schools’ titles at Feltham.

Doherty overcame taller rival Brian McDonagh (Hooks BC) as he gave a a classy performance to subdue a strong opponent and clinch the points verdict.

Cash produced his classiest display to date in beating Mohammed Huzaifa (Repton) to join the West Ham boxers moving through to the national quarter finals at Chadwell St Mary, Essex on Sunday.

Hammers duo Paddy Connors and Roman Palmer dropped tight decisions.

*Newham BC’s Cooper brothers sparkled with a double success on their club show at the Circus Tavern, Purfleet on Friday which produced a winning night for the home juniors.

Talented Billy Cooper took on Cheshunt opponent Joe Sharp and the 11-year-old home boxer showed his ability as he controlled the exchanges and came through with a well-deserved points decision.

And brother Francie, 13, also scored with sharp-hitting attacks against Bradley Corcoran from the Dale Youth BC to make it a family double.

Before the night was finished there was another award for the Cooper clan as Billy was named the best home boxer of the tournament.

Newham’s Matty Attrell boxed well against Bromley’s Josh Norton, who suffered a leg injury and was retired by his corner.

And Emmanuel Buttigieg joined the Newham win parade at the dinner show when he boxed his way to victory over Finchley’s Matt McDonagh.

Newham’s Jack England finished on the losing end of the points decision against Luton rival Francis Storey on the show

And Lee Corcoran also finished second best against Ezikel Ajasafe from the Smallholdings BC, while Junior Matondo was beaten by Mark Howard, another boxer from the South London club.

*Fairbairn boxer Joshua Gustave came out on top against Dagenham rival Luke Johnson on the Five Star dinner show at Prince Regent Hotel on Friday taking a unanimous verdict in a hard-fought bout.

Three Peacock gym boxers aim to keep up their winning records when they support the world title top liner on Frank Warren’s May 20 bill at Stratford’s Copper Box Arena.

Explosive light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde bids for his first professional title after 10 straight wins when he challenges Chris Hobbs for the Southern Area belt.

That clash supports the Gervonta Davis v Liam Walsh IBF world super-featherweight clash and Ryan Walsh’s clash with Marco McCulloch for the British featherweight title.

Powerful heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois goes for his third straight win on the show, while unbeaten welterweight Sammy McNess looks to make it seven straight victories on the show.

Former West Ham amateur title winner Lucien Reid is featured on an undercard which also includes Boy Jones Junior, Billy Long, Archie Sharp, Sanjeev Sahota, Joe Pigford and Aaron Morgan.

The MTK bill at Brentwood on May 19 features Newham-based brothers Pauly and Anto Upton.

The ‘Upton Clan’ are members of the pro stable trained Barry Smith at the West Ham Boys Club gym in Plaistow after boxing for the Hammers in their own amateur days.

The Brentwood bill also features the 50th pro fight of former IBO world, British and European title-holder Colin Lynes who was a winner on the MTK promotion in March on his return from a three-year break.

Billy Allington, Jake O’Meara Tey Lynn-Jones, Richie Gray, Louis Adolphe, Mikey Sakyi, John Gillies and Bradley Smith are also named for action on the card.


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