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HAYES Box­ing Club’s Ab­bas Al­lah­dad was crowned ABA London Re­gional De­vel­op­ment cham­pion this week after caus­ing a stun­ning up­set.

Al­lah­dad proved he had iron in his fists to take glory in the U91kg heavy­weight di­vi­sion with a stun­ning third round knock­out of de­fend­ing cham­pion Edgar Shimuko­nis at the Ter­ri­to­rial Army Cen­tre, in Grove Park.

The un­der­dog had the bet­ter of the first round against the Army man, his tighter box­ing rack­ing up the points.

How­ever, nor­mal ser­vice ap­peared to have re­sumed as Shimuko­nis grad­u­ally took charge in the sec­ond.

Al­lah­dad had no in­ten­tions how­ever of just sur­viv­ing un­til the fi­nal bell against the cham­pion and made his move in round three, drop­ping his op­po­nent for the first time with a body shot.

Shimuko­nis rose un­steadily to his feet, but the end was not de­layed for long as Al­lah­dad caught him with a left and then a right to put him down for the full count.

There was nearly dou­ble cause for cel­e­bra­tion for Hayes ABC as Aaron Sinclair came close to another sur­prise win in the 56kg class, be­fore los­ing a majority decision to Ramez Mah­moud of Gator ABC.

This was still an en­cour­ag­ing per­for­mance by Sinclair in only his fourth fight.

Hayes’ lat­est show takes place on Fri­day at The Con­corde club, first fight at 8pm.

SUR­PRISE WIN: Ab­bas Al­lah­dad flfloored Edgar Shimuko­nis

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