Tetteh crowned WABA heavyweight champion

 A former three-time Afri­ca boxing cham­pion, Ebenezer Tetteh, has won the vacant Su­preme Africa WABA heavyweight title after stopping Togolese challenger,AyaoviAgbonson, with a Technical Knockout (TKO) de­cision over the weekendin Terrain Municipal De Sokode in Togo.

The fight, which was super­vised by WABA Commissioner for West Africa, Ricketts Kofi Darku, saw the experienced Ghanaian fighter put pressure on his opponent from the sound of the first bell.

Agbonson attempted to fight back in the second round but Tetteh dominated the exchanges and caught the Togolese with some wild shots that took a toll on him.

Thirty-five seconds into the fifth round, it all ended after regular pummeling from Tetteh which called for an intervention by the referee, Sylvain Adote, to hand the Ghanaian a TKO victory.

It was an amazing sight for Tetteh and his Seconds, Edward Otu Arthur and Emmanuel Adu-Tutu,as they celebrate another milestone in the career of the boxer.

Tetteh was once the WBA Pan-African lightweight champion in December, 2014, WBO Africa heavyweight champion in Decem­ber 2017 and WBA Pan African heavyweight champion in March 2021.

Judges for the fight dubbed the ‘Anglophone vs Francophone Africa’ were Richard Amevi, Tunde Roger and Henri Joel Amoussou.

It was the second Supreme Afri­ca WABA Championship to be held in Francophone Africa, as the new sanctioning body aims to spread its tentacles across the globe.


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