It was a great night of boxing at the Bukom Boxing Arena when the 60th birthday edition of
The boxing “Professor” climaxed his 60th birthday celebration in the grandest of styles with a lot of pomp and pageantry to go with some grueling encounters at the Bukom Boxing Arena on Saturday.
The night showcased some budding talents emerging in the West Africa sub region with some memorable epic bouts.
The wonderful evening of July 21, 2018 started with an International bout between WBA Super Featherweight Champion, Wahab Oluwaseun and his Togolese contender Mouibi Sarouna. The Champion from Nigeria proved his mettle as he beat Mouibi Sourana by way of technical knockout in the 6th round to retain his title.
It then went on to a super middleweight contest between Emmanuel Danso A.K.A Kwahu Tyson and Stephen Abbey. Danso was literally brought down to his knees in the 6th round. Stephen Abbey thus, won the bout by way of knockout.
The next next for the night was a National Lightweight Competition between Benjamin “Daddy Lumba” Lamptey and Sherrif Quaye(One time).
Quaye had Lamptey rethink his alias would be better suited for music as “Daddy Lumba” was knocked out in the 7th round.
It was time for the penultimate bout between Michael Ansah (One Bullet) and Zongo Fire. This fight went the distance of all 10 rounds but in truth the bout did seem one sided from the 4th round. The dominant force was Michael Ansah who won by unanimous decision at the end of it all.
The pomp and pageantry needed to set in for Azumah Nelson to be honored in different ways. The ring announcer on the night Nathaniel Attoh called for a number of dignitaries present which included the Ghana Boxing Authority President, Peter Zwennes, The Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu, British High Commissioner Ian Walker, Boxing Legend DK Poison.
These individuals aided the presentation of various accolades bestowed on Azumah Nelson including a special title from the WBC with his named embossed on it and ultimately the cutting of the legends birthday cake.
This beautiful ceremony was followed by a performance by Ghanaian rapper M.anifest.
Then came the last fight for the night, the ultimate showdown between Abraham Osei Bonsu(No shaking) and Emmanuel Ayi for National Featherweight title.
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The bout did start with Osei Bonsu dominating in the first four rounds but Emmanuel Ayi mounted an amazing comeback as he fought close to six rounds with just the left hand due to injury. Ayi won the bout after surviving the full distance of 12 rounds.
The event was proudly put together by Azumah Nelson Boxing Promotions.