West Ham’s Moughton makes his point
PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 February 2017
Boxer avenges previous loss to Dagenham rival
There was sweet revenge for West Ham’s Albert Moughton as he reversed a previous defeat against Dagenham new boy Abdoul Toure when they clashed at Dagenham & Redbridge Football club on Friday.
Moughton, the nephew of former GB Olympic boxing captain Graham Moughton, who also served a spell in Hammers colours, fought fiercely in a thrilling clash to avenge the points setback he suffered in 2015 when Toure was at Bethnal Green’s Repton BC.
Their toe-to-toe tussle closed the Daggers show on a high note as Moughton poured on the punches for victory against the hard-hitting Toure who is now seeking a third clash with his old rival.
In another meeting between boxers from the two local clubs there was a victory for Hammers middleweight Jordan Dujon as he repeated an earlier success over Dagenham boxer Amoar Dodhy.
Dagenham requested the return after the pair fought on the West Ham show in January, but again it was Dujon landing the telling shots to earn the points victory and set up the Hammers double success.
Fight fans saw more – and less than they expected – of unbeaten cruiserweight Robin Dupre at York Hall on Saturday night as he recorded his 12th straight victory.
More because Dupre was clearly carrying extra poundage at over 200lbs and less because the bout with Greek rival Dimitrios Neroutsos was cut in half to a four-rounder.
“I was not happy with my display. It was all a mix-up over the weight, but I wanted to box after a lot of friends had bought tickets to watch me,” said Dupre, after jabbing his way to a 40-36 win against a solid-looking opponent.
Newham-born Robin wants tougher tests later this year to move into the title bracket, while West Ham prospect Charlie Driscoll looks for an early night when he appears at York Hall on Friday on the Frank Warren promotion.
Unbeaten is three fights, Driscoll supports a Commonwealth title clash between Thomas Essomba and Jay Harris and Boy Jones junior’s area title defence against Craig Poxton.
In his last fight at Brentwood in November, Driscoll was kept waiting until after 11pm, when most of the fans had gone home and the BoxNation cameras had been switched off!
“I was waiting for hours to box before I won on points, but I hope I am on earlier at York Hall,” said the former West Ham amateur.
Driscoll will be tested by scheduled rival Rhys Saunders, who lost his fight for the Celtic title in October but won his three previous bouts and ended the six-fight unbeaten run of Wrexham’s Kerry Evans.
Other supporting bouts feature unbeaten prospects Lerrone Richards, Sanjeev Sahota, Archie Sharp and Billy Long, plus debutants Harley Benn and Zac Chelli on the show screened by BoxNation.
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