Thrills at amateur boxing trials

Sulemana TettehDADE Boxing Promotion (DBP) staged the second of the amateur boxing series over the weekend with Reformers’ Sulemana Tetteh and Wasiu Mohammed from Fit Square gym thrilling fans with a wonderful display of boxing artistry.

The two combatants were pitched together in a crack bantamweight pairing that saw both boxers trade fierce punches to the excitement of the fans that cheered for the entire period the fight lasted.

Despite Wasiu’s bravado, Tetteh emerged an unanimous decision winner after connecting most of the punches to the younger Wasiu’s face and midsection.

Wasiu was at his tough and stubborn best, enduring a lot of the punishment meted out to him by Tetteh but anytime he goes on the attack, he silences the home fans with his terrific punches, some of which hurt his opponent.

The only stoppage on the seven-bout night held at the Prisons Canteen was recorded by Fit Square gym’s Eric Quam over Ernest Ankamah from the Square Deal gym in the second round.

Ironically, it was Ankamah who started the fight as the aggressor with his counterpart on the defensive and attacking when there was the need.

Midway through the round, Quam opened fire on his opponent with a combined left and right combination, forcing Ankamah into defensive positions.

The enterprising boxer from Fit Square kept the heat on his opponent throughout the second round in which he continuously pummelled his opponent into submission.

Ankamah failed to respond to the bell for the third round to hand Quam his win.

Akotoku gym’s William Attoh also recorded an unanimous decision win over Jack Mensah from the Reformers in the last of bantamweight fights.

In welterweight, Dade gym’s Pepper Atobila failed to live by his name as he lost an unanimous decision to Fit Square gym’s Moro Kanla in a thrilling welterweight contest.

In middleweight, Delali Milidzie triumphed with another unanimous decision win over Pakis gym’s Mubarak Abubakari, in a fight fans booed the decision.

Mubarak was quite aggressive on the night chasing his opponent around but it was obvious most of his punches were blocked while Delali penetrated more.

Anani Kutsoke from Reformer overcame a huge challenge in Square Deal gym’s Emmanuel Quaye to win a 2-1 split decision.

It was a closely contested fight. Kutsoke did enough to win the first round but Quaye bounced back strongly to win the second. The third was close but Kutsoke proved superior in the latter stages and rightfully won.

By Andrew Nortey

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