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Micah and Dodge win WBO titles on Streetwise and Gudtime Bill

 Duke Micah (14-0, 14 KO’s) claimed the vacant WBO African bantamweight title with an eighth round TKO over old foe Ekow Wilson (16-2, 13 KO’s) Saturday night at the Accra Sports Stadium.


12-27-15-Micah-268x201The card, promoted by Streetwise Promotions, Errol Hawk Sports Management and Gudtime Promotions was dubbed “Time to Prove Yourself” and that Micah did. The rising bantamweight prospect won his first encounter against Wilson via third round TKO back in 2014. Wilson had his sights set on revenge but Micah was simply too much for him.

Wilson was competitive early but Micah displayed superior boxing skills, landing clean shots up and downstairs.

Nevertheless, Wilson upped his attack in the middle rounds, building aggression but Micah relied on his hand speed to stymie the attack. Wilson’s only strategy to catch his breath was to clinch against the former Olympian who drew plenty of plaudits from ringsiders.

From left: Sports minister Dr. Mustapha Ahmed, former GBA head Samir Captan, Duke Micah, Azumah Nelson and promoter Michael Amoo-Bediako

From left: Sports minister Dr. Mustapha Ahmed, former GBA head Samir Captan, Duke Micah, Azumah Nelson and promoter Michael Amoo-Bediako

A fired-up Micah came out in the seventh with a series of uppercuts and one right hook to Wilson’s ribs that sent him crashing to the mat, where he immediately began vomiting. Wilson managed to make it to his feet and was saved by a bell that rang immediately after. The time between rounds gave him and his team enough time to assess the situation. He would retire on his stool before the start of the seventh. WBO African title at stake.

A victorious Micah said afterward, “This win really shows that when it comes to Africa, I’m the number one in my division. Winning the title is just a stepping stone in my boxing career. The ultimate is the world title and I’m working toward that and I believe I can achieve that feat.”

In the co-feature, Isaac “Royal Storm” Dogboe (10-0, 6 KO’s) turned in one of the best performance of his young career, capturing the vacant WBO and WBA featherweight titles with an eight round TKO over George Krampah (14-3, 11 KO’s).

Dogboe scored two knockdowns in the first and one in the sixth, gradually breaking Krampah down until he refused to come out of his corner for the start of the eighth.

“Krampah is a good boxer but on this day my strategy worked perfectly,” Dogboe said.  “In the fight I decided not to give him any breathing space so the plan was to attack, attack and attack and I had it in the first and sixth round. I will not be swollen-headed following my triumph, work is still ongoing for the world title.”

Dogboe vrs Krampah weighs (2)Topping the undercards fights, Isaac Aryee stopped Justice Addy in three to win the vacant national welterweight belt while in the super featherweight contest, Kpakpo Allotey recorded an eight round split decision over Abdul Aziz Quartey by scores of 78-75, 77-75 and 75-77.

In the super middleweight battle Emmanuel Anim scored a second round TKO over Nana Yaw Afriyie; featherweight Felix Williams unanimously defeated Kamurudeen Boyfeio in a bout billed for eight rounds. Cards read 79-73 and 80-72 twice.

Maxwell Amponsah stopped Stephen Abbey in round four of their eight round light heavyweight contest and Felix Adjourn stopped Ben Tutu in round two of their scheduled eight round clash.

Russian-based Ghanaian super welterweight Shahin Adgezalou was the toast of the fans as he stopped Francis Gabetor in round four and in another super welterweight clash, Daniel Adoku forced Ezekiel Afele to retire in round four.

Credit Bukomboxingnewsews

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