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20.03.2009 Boxing

5 to rumble…In first ``Fist of Fury``

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum - Ghanaian Chronicle
Tomorrow evening at the Academy House in Ridge, Accra, the best form of boxing is set to roll off amid high expectations among boxing lovers. Codenamed “Fist of Fury”, it is the brain child of Mr. Talal Fattal, CEO of Metro TV and sanctioned by Ghana's boxing governing body, the GBA, will see five bouts beginning from tomorrow between 9pm and 2am for the next four weekends. Expected to grace the occasion is the President of Africa Boxing Union(ABU) Houcine Houichi, who is also expected in the country to supervise tomorrow's ABU Super lightweight title fight between Ayi Bruce and Albert Mensah. Also on the bill are George Ashie against Robert Osiobe in the WBO Pan African Commonwealth final eliminator super featherweight, while Obodai Sai faces Muhammed Sanpani in West Africa Super welterweight. Atoli Moore versus George Banson in the National light-heavy weight with Isaac Nettey clashing with Sherif Kareem in a Commonwealth super Bantam weight bout. Benitez brags …And signs new Liverpool deal The Spaniard believes that recent giant-killing results, together with his side's track-record in the Champions League, prove that Liverpool are the best of the best... Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez is not fazed by the fact that the Premier League crown, Champions League trophy, and FIFA World Club championship are all proudly on display in Manchester United's trophy cabinet. The FIFA World Player of the Year and individual accolade accumulator - Cristiano Ronaldo - is also on the books there, yet Benitez believes his Liverpool side are the "best in Europe" following his club's 4-1 mauling of United at Old Trafford on Saturday. Given the Reds' track record in the Champions League - they have made two finals in the past five years, winning it on one of those occasions to add to the club's previous four triumphs - Benitez believes it is his side, not Sir Alex Ferguson's, who can claim to be the cream of the crop on the continent. He is quoted by The Sun as saying, "I believe Liverpool have been the best team in Europe for the last five years. We have beaten Real Madrid and Manchester United in the same week - if we can beat them, we can beat anybody." Meanwhile, Rafael Benitez has confirmed that he has penned a new deal at Liverpool, keeping him on Merseyside until 2014.