Dudley O’Shaughnessy shot to international attention after he starred in Rihanna’s 2011 global smash “We Found Love”. Hailing from East London’s Canning Town, Dudley has been a boxer since he was nine years old. With his father, a pro boxing trainer, taking over the reins when Dudley was eleven, he worked his way up through the ranks. A regular fixture at West Ham’s Amateur Boxing Club in Plaistow, Dudley shared his gym with boxing greats such as Terry Spinks (Gold at the Olympics), Nigel Ben, Kevin Mitchell and Matthew Marsh. At twenty-one, Dudley had many wins under his belt, with the Senior ABA’s being a highlight, ranking him the number one boxer in England in his Welter Weight category. No easy task, especially not for someone who had become increasingly in demand as a high fashion model.
After not being picked for the 2012 Olympic games he stopped boxing and started to focus on his true passion which is acting and continues to pursue that.