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Deluxy Pro Boxing League: Sonia Gym in cruise control atop standings

Sonia Gym took charge atop affairs after fight night 5 of the Deluxy Professional Boxing League which came off at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra last Saturday night as Samuel Lamptey defeated Frank Oppong of The Gym in their super featherweight clash to maintain Sonia’s unbeaten run in the competition.

The judges scored the fight 60-54, 59-55 and 59-55 to hand Lamptey unanimous points victory in their six-round encounter.

Sonia now leads the log of 12-club competition with 15 points from five wins in as many fights. They lead Fit Square Gym which is in second position on 13 points with four wins and a draw in five fights.

Also on Saturday night, Namibian Japhet Loren kept Fit Square in contention for honours after defeating Elvis Mensah of Akotoku Academy on points (60-54, 60-54, 60-54) in a crunch super featherweight clash.

LKarge attendance at Professional Boxing League

Last Saturday’s fight night attracted a huge crowd at the Bukom Boxing Arena

The fight night attracted another large attendance with every exciting bouts, with Loren saving the best for last as he battered his stubborn opponent over six rounds. He went home as the best boxer of the night and won a 32-inch TCL LED TV.

Other contests

In other bouts, Michael Abban of Black Panthers Gym recorded a fourth round TKO victory against Ishmael Tackie of Seconds Out Gym while Michael Offei Dodoo of Attoh Quarshie Gym recorded a first round TKO win over Kweku Ajato of Sea View Gym in a lightweight encounter as Adjato’s corner threw in the towel much to the annoyance of the boxer who felt he could fight on despite his rather clumsy performance in 2.17 minutes of action.

Solomon Asante of Charles Quartey Boxing (C.B.Q.) Foundation defeated Solomon Nettey of Wisdom Gym on points in a six-round Super-featherweight clash.

As has become a key feature of the competition, some of the most exciting fights involved juveniles, including a female contest between Najat Lokko and Magritte Oyo Owoo.

League table after Fight Night 5

After five Fight Nights, Wisdom Gym occupy the bottom spot of the league table without a points just as 11th-placed The Gym which has no point after losing all five fights.

In third position is C.B.Q. Foundation with 12 points followed by Attoh Quarshie (10 points), Panix Gym (nine pts), Black Panther (nine pts), Sea View (nine pts), Palm Springs (four pts), Akotoku Academy (four pts) and Seconds Out (three pts) in that order.

Credit: Graphic Sports

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