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Deluxy Pro Boxing League: Faisal Abubakar wins national super lightweight title

Zongo idol, Faisal ‘Poncho Power’ Abubakar, was crowned the new national super lightweight champion after a ferocious fourth round stoppage of Senator Agbenyo in the main bout of the DE-LUXY Professional Boxing League Fight Night four at the Bukom Boxing Arena last Saturday.

Faisal Abubakar (right) pummelling Senator Agbenyo on his way to winning the national title

In a double-header bout, Swedru native Richard Fenyi shocked Victor Kuwornu to win the national lightweight title on a unanimous points (117-112, 116-112, 113-116) decision.

In an interview Fenyi’s trainer, Charles Quartey, attributed their success to their commitment to training, saying, his boxer had much to offer in his division.
“I am very happy for him, especially his commitment to be an outstanding boxer in future,” Quartey told the Daily Graphic.

“He has a lot to offer in the lightweight division, and I want boxers in the division to look out for him.”

Last Saturday’s Fight Night again recorded a massive turnout as fans were treated a night of entertaining bouts which have become associated with the league since its maiden night on February 19 this year.

Among dignitaries at last Saturday’s event were the former Minister of Youth and Sports, Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuije, Isaac Tetteh, CEO of TT Brothers Limited; lightweight boxer Emmanuel Tagoe (Game Boy) and representatives of sponsors DE-Luxy Paints, TCL, TECNO, Maxbuy and Premium Motors agents of Renault Cars in Ghana.

Apart from the fights, boxer tuned musician Bukom Banku and Fatozia thrilled the spectators with some local songs in between fights.

In other bouts, debutant Yahaya Yusif of The Gym knocked out Benjamin Nii Sacka Bulley of Palm Springs in the second round (2 mins, 49 secs) of their six-round super middleweight bout to get his pro career off to a winning start.

Elvis Ahorga of Fit Square Gym also defeated Lesko Sissoya of Seconds Out Gym in their super welterweight six-rounder.

Azumah Mohammed of Sonia Gym defeated Amebler John of Sea View Gym in a lightweight clash with the judges scoring the fight 60-55, 59-55, 60-54 in favour of Mohammed.

Isaac Taylor of Akotoku Gym defeated Adam Hab Deen Salanon of Panix Gym in a super flyweight encounter, with the judges scoring the fight 60-55, 57-57, 59-57.

Akimus Annan Ampiah of Attoh Quarshie Gym earned victory in a walkover after his opponent Daniel Gorsh of Wisdom Gym failed to turn up for their featherweight encounter, while C.Q.B. Foundation’s Mohammed Fuseini earned a victory without throwing a punch after his opponent failed to turn up for their bantamweight fight.

Credit: Graphic Sports 

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