Former President Jerry John Rawlings with Richard Commey after the bout (Image credit: Senuyiedzorm Adadevoh/Images Image) Richard Commey, Frederick Lawson and Duke Micah were the toast of Ghanaian boxing on Saturday at the Freedon Fight Night organised by Streetwise Promotions together with Errol Hawk Sports Management at the Bukom Boxing Emporium in Accra. The three boxers won their respective title bouts at the event to start 2017 on a winning note. The event was part of the country’s 60th independence celebrations and it offered Commey, Lawson and Micah the chance to boost their bids for respective world title shots. Commey took on Belgian-based Hedi Slimani in the main event for the WBC International Silver Lightweight belt and it turned out to be a close contest
BOXER Floyd Mayweather had over £120,000 worth of belongings stolen after thieves broke into his home over the weekend. The undefeated fighter was away from his mansion in Las Vegas as he celebrated his 40th birthday in Los Angeles, where he was joined by celebrity friends Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey . Mayweather is listed as the victim in a burglary report for a home he owns in a gated community next to a golf course. According to police, thieves forced a door open to break in before stealing several belongings, including one of his expensive watches. He had been seen sat courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game on Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs leading investigators to suspect his movements were being monitored on social media. Mayweather, known as Mo
Anthony Joshua has the speed to beat Wladimir Klitschko and become undisputed world heavyweight champion, says his trainer Rob McCracken. The Briton, who defended his IBF title against Eric Molina on Saturday, is set to meet ex-champion Klitschko in April. Joshua, 27, has recently begun working full-time again with McCracken, who trained him as an amateur, helping him win Olympic gold at London 2012. "Without a doubt, he can knock anybody out," McCracken told BBC Radio 5 live. "If he hits them hard enough, he will without a doubt knock them out. "Anthony can box, can move well, has great balance. Speed is the key as well. "When you have his speed, they don't see the punches coming. And that will be the plan for Klitschko, that he just can't avoid or defend what's coming...
Ghanaian boxer Isaac Dogboe has been crowned winner of the WBO International Super Bantamweight title over Argentine Aristule New Zealand. Dogboe was crowned the new champion after a TKO in the seventh round against Julian Evaristo Aristule on Saturday. Aristule seemed to give Dogboe some trouble in the early rounds but Dogboe kept up an explosive pace and by round seven Aristule was unable to cope with the relentless attack of the prospect from Ghana. Dogboe scored two knockdowns in the seventh round, prompting Aristule’s corner to wave the white towel. With the win Dogboe improves to 16-0 while Aristule slips to 32-7. Dogboe wins the WBO International super bantamweight title as well as the WBO Latino super bantamweight belt with the win. "New Zealand fans have been
MR. Mickey Amoo-Bediako Sr, Chief Executive of Streetwise Management, managers of world title prospect, Richard Commey, has expressed his disappointment over the defeat of his boxer to Dennis Shafikov of Russia in an International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight eliminator in Moscow, Russia, last Friday. According to Mr. Amoo-Bediako, his boxer was given a raw deal in the fight, which they clearly won. In a press statement signed by Mr. Amoo-Bediako Sr, he said, “It’s inconceivable this could happen twice in a row. “Richard beat Easter and he fought like a road warrior tonight and clearly beat Shafikov. I think judging in boxing is getting worse each month,” he stated. He said “Richard had a great training camp and fought like a champion in this fight and the last one. It’s
EMMANUEL ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe has promised Ghanaians of a world title as he faces South Africa's Fana Nzonke for the vacant IBF Junior lightweight belt at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra tonight. The Ghanaian boxer was supposed to battle with Fernando David Saucedo, but the Argentine boxer pulled out due to injury. The 29-year-old Tagoe (26-1, 13 KOs) has won 26 straight fights since losing on debut way back in June 2014 and has racked up an impressive haul of over eight career titles. The Ghanaian showman, ranked number seven in the WBA lightweight world ratings hopes to finally lay his hands on a version of the lightweight world title with victory over the former super featherweight champion tonight. On Wednesday, the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) presented various gifts which inc
THE Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has tasked two of its regional members to spearhead the revival of professional boxing in the Western region. Mr. Twintoh Walker, Chief Executive Officer of Walker-King Promotions and Management Consult and Isaac Kweku Grantson, an Executive Member of the GBA are to liaise with the newly-formed Western Region Boxing Promotions Committee (WRBPC) chaired by Mr. Eric Kwesi Essel to carry out the duties assigned the committee. The 11-member committee was named earlier by the GBA President, Peter Zwennes, and is set to be inaugurated on a date yet to be announced. The inauguration is expected to be marked with a special boxing tournament to be held at the Market Circle with the Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, expected to lead a high pr...
GHANA'S world title hopeful, Emmanuel “Game Boy” Tagoe, will face a different opponent after David Fernando Saucedo pulled out of the upcoming fight due to injury. The Game Boy would now face South African Mzonke Fana in the IBO World lightweight title bout scheduled for December 2 at the Bukom Arena in Accra. The Argentine, Saucedo, suffered an injury setback while training ahead of the bout which caused the postponement from November 25 to December 2. But the nagging injury would not permit the boxer to make it on time for Friday’s encounter, prompting organisers to look for another equally formidable opponent to face the Ghanaian. Fana is expected to arrive at the Kotoka International Airport tonight to acclimatise for the bout and expected to give the Ghanaian a good fight. Th
THE much-anticipated International Boxing Organisation (IBO) lightweight championship involving Ghana’s Emmanuel ‘Game Boy’ Tagoe and Argentina’s Fernando David Saucedo, has been rescheduled to Friday, December 2. The bout, initially billed for November 25 at the new Boxing Arena in Bukom, Accra, was postponed after Saucedo suffered a shoulder injury while sparring in Buenos Aires, preventing him from training for two days for the upcoming IBO World Title. A statement from the Baby Jet Promotions, said “Saucedo saw a specialist and he is going to be ready to fight on the December 2 2016, as medical reports has been issued for days off for his shoulder to completely heal. He is deeply disappointed about the rescheduling but he is determined to resume training on Monday, November 21, 201