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Daniel Quaye stops Ben Ankrah, sets world title target

Young boxer, Daniel Quaye AKA High Tension secured a third straight win of his budding career on Saturday night courtesy a round 4 TKO stoppage of former WBO Africa champ, Ben Ankrah AKA Congo Soldier in Accra and immediately set sights on lofty goals.

Fighting out of the Bronx Boxing Gym on fight night 6 of the 2023 Ghana Professional Boxing League in a lightweight clash, 21 year old Quaye dominated and outclassed the elderly Ankrah who also previously held both the Ghana and Africa lightweight belts and made his professional debut in 2001, way before 21 year old Quaye was born.

But that was not what was on the mind of young Daniel Quaye as he pummeled the equally combatant Ankrah in the opening three rounds, so much the referee had seen enough to waive off the fight at the beginning of the 4th stanza.

It improves the credentials of the young boxer who failed to win his debut pro fight, a majority draw against namesake, Derrick Quaye in December 2021 but did not relent. Quaye returned strongly with two straight stoppage wins over Ashirifi Acheampong and Elvis Mensah in November and December 2022 respectively.

Daniel Quaye in a tete-a-tete with his manager, Bright Aboagye of Kurrency Promotions in the ring as they await the official the victory

And now after sealing a 3-year management contract with Accra based boxing management outfit, Kurrency Boxing Promotions last month, Quaye made the best start to life under his new bosses with the convincing display agaisnt Ankrah before a full house at the Bukom Boxing Arena as fight action returned following the lifting of the one-month ban on noisemaking in the Accra Traditional area last Thursday.

Young Quaye however has started dreaming big, keen to follow in the footsteps of his mentors Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, Joshua Clottey and Joseph Agbeko.

“I give big thanks to God for this victory. I thank my coach and management for the opportunity to show the world what I am made of.I am ready to win a world title for Ghana. My next fight will be bigger,” Quaye said.

And he has the full backing of his manager, Bright Aboagye, CEO of Kurrency Boxing Management who is pledging a continued support to the boxer’s pursuit of greater success.

“Yes Daniel did well but he will do much better in his next fight. We are working hard to make sure that by his 7th fight, he gets to fight for the national title. All the boxers in his division should stay away from him,” said Mr. Aboagye, a businessman and boxing enthusiast.

“Special thanks to our fans here in Ghana and abroad. We won the fight for them and they should keep supporting and cheering for Daniel High Tension Quaye,” the Kurrency Management chief added.

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