‘Lawson too strong for Miledzi’

Musah Rahman Lawson

Musah Rahman Lawson

Reformers and Black Bombers ace, Musah Rahman Lawson, turned what was expected to be an end-to-end action into a one-sided affair as he silenced Delali Miledzi in their light heavyweight fray at Friday’s weekly amateur boxing championship at the Prisons Canteen at Cantonment.

As the boxer with the biggest and loudest followers, Miledzi was given a sound beaten from the experienced Lawson and was rescued by his seconds at the latter stages of the third round to hand Lawson a deserved unanimous decision win.

A last minute replacement for John Coffie, another Reformer who pulled out in the last minute, Lawson decked Miledzi twice in the first round for which reason he was counted but managed to survive the round.

The second round was no different as Lawson chased his opponent around as the chanting Miledzi fans became silent, realizing their hero was going down.

He tried to fight in the third but again met an unyielding Lawson who pummeled him into subjection until his corner decided to retire him as Lawson remained unbeaten in as many fights.

Under the promotional umbrella of Dade Promotional Syndicate, the night saw another Reformer, Jesse Lartey putting up a vintage show to beat Nash Tagoe from Mask-Line gym in a welterweight fight.

At his usual best, Lartey was in control from the first bell, using his longer reach to keep his opponent at bay but Tagoe who was forced into defensive position most of the time occasionally caused problems for the tall Lartey.

Both boxers engaged in a fierce mid-ring exchange, connecting to head and body but Lartey triumphed without doubt.

In bantamweight, Fit Square gym’s Eric Quam earned a 2-1 victory over Yusif Seidu from P-Zone gym while Black Panthers gym’s Emmanuel Laryea recorded a unanimous decision victory over Francis Spak from the Fit Square gym.

Akotoku gym’s Alfred Kotey defeated David Azaglo of Fit Square gym in another flyweight contest with a unanimous decision.

By Andrew Nortey

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