Tetteh crowned WBO Africa champ

Ghanaian heavyweight boxer, Ebenezer Tetteh, was on Saturday crowned the new World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa junior heavyweight champion after stopping Boniface Kabore from Burkina Faso in the second round at the Unity Park at Achimota.
Tetteh kept his winning streak in the last 15 bouts intact and declared his focus was on going higher.
It was not an interesting performance from the two boxers especially the Burkinabe who traded more of the wayward punches as a section of the fans made fun of them.
Despite Tetteh’s unpredictability, home advantage made him a strong favourite which he exploited by chasing the veteran Burkinabe brawler who responded by throwing punches anywhere around the ring.
Tetteh connected a combination of punches that forced the referee to administer the mandatory count on two occasions which he survived.
However, in the second round he failed to respond to the count after being dropped by another round of onslaught from the Ghanaian as he lay motionless.
Beninois referee Adore Bertin stopped the bout to hand the Ghanaian the biggest prize in his career.
The night dubbed ‘The Return of the Dragon’ also saw showman, Michael Ayittey Powers Okine defeating Eric Kwadey in the second round of their cruiserweight clash.
In a featherweight contest Ezekiel Annan recorded a unanimous decision victory over John Oblitey Commey.

BY TIMES SPORTS REPORTER

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