A record crowd for the maiden ‘Bukom Fist of Fury Boxing League’ which entered its ninth week on Friday was recorded at the Abeka Manste Agbonaa where fans were thrilled with exciting bouts.
It Featured 12 competitive
amateur bouts mixed with juvenile and female boxers – Sarah Botchway and
Osumani Faruza – also engaged in exhibition bouts.
A light heavyweight bout between
Samuel Laryea of Bronx gym and Suleimana Mohammed of WM gym set the evening in
motion with the former emerging 5-0 winner and his club mate, Felix Nunoo also
defeating Alidu Suleimana also of WM gym on the same margin.
Isaac Neequaye continued the good
form for Bronx gym with a close 3-2 points win over Prince Arhin of WM in the middleweight
division before light flyweight Philip Ajom climaxed the Bronx gym dominance
with a 5-0 win over David Tagoe of WM.
A son of Azumah Nelson, Ghana’s
boxing professor, Dalvin Nelson, became the toast of fans after he was
announced to the crowd, representing the Fit Square gym but lost 2-3 on points
to Samuel Takyi of Discipline Boxing gym in the bantamweight division.
Light heavyweight Jonathan Tetteh
of Discipline defeated Ahmed Abdullai of Fit Square 3-2, a defeat avenged by Fit
Square gym’s Jessie Lartey with a vintage 5-0 win over Henry Malm of Discipline
Heavyweight boxer, Anane Kutsoke
maintained the Fit Square gym momentum with a 5-0 points win over Dan Plange of
Issah Awal of The Gym lost 0-5 to
Enoch Tetteh of the Black Panthers gym in a light heavyweight clash while Sampson
Segbedzi of The Gym beat Nick Tagoe of Black Panthers 5-0 on points in a
welterweight confrontation and flyweight Michael Abban recorded a 3-2 decision
victory over Isaac Aryee of The Gym.
In a bantamweight clash, The
Gym’s Jerry Robertson beat Godwin Tetteh of Black Panthers Gym 3-2 on points.
Mr. George Lamptey, president of
the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF) expressed satisfaction with the enthusiasm of
the crowd and the level of competition displayed by the boxers.
He described the league as an exercise to keep the Black Bombers, the national boxing team, busy as they prepare for upcoming competitions.
BY TIMES SPORTS REPORTER
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