GHANA’s Prosper Ankrah G failed to clinch the WBC Continental America’s super featherweight title against Mexico’s Tomas Rojas as an elbow injury forced him to retire before the start of the fifth round their championship on Saturday at the Auditorio Benito Juarez in Veracruz, Mexico. It’s a disappointing outcome for the Ghanaian who got off to a promising start in the scheduled 12- rounder.
A powerful right hooks in the first round sent Rojas crashing to the canvas. The Mexican managed to beat the count but Ankrah had the advantage. Rojas unveiled a new strategy in the second, foiling Ankrah’s movement with a combination of uppercuts and hooks.
Rojas seized control in the third, catching Ankrah off-guard with a straight right on the chin. Ankrah’s demeanour changed in the fourth as he minimised use of his left hand. Rojas capitalised, unleashing on the injured Ghanaian who sought refuge behind his defense. Ankrah would retire in his corner at the round’s end. “Despite losing, I must commend Rojas.
He is a good fighter and on the night he was very aggressive and I wish him well in his future endeavors,” Ankrah added. “I was having a good night last Saturday but due to an injury I couldn’t continue with the fight,” A n k r a h t o l d Bukomboxingnews.com. “In the first round I was on top but in the second I started feeling some pains in my elbow.