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01.04.2005 Sports News

Awinbono-Tetteh Bout Off

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THE much publicised rematch between Thomas 'Awin' Awinbono and Ishmael Tetteh for the national super welterweight title slated for tonight had to be cancelled by the promoters because of Tetteh's ill health.

Apart from that all seems to be set for tonight's 'Gbum Gbum' showdown at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex after all boxers on the bill weighed in at the same venue yesterday.

First to step on the weighing scales were ABU light heavyweight title hopefuls, Brimah Kamoko a.k.a Bukom Banku and Michael Gbenga who weighed 169 pounds and 170 pounds respectively. Gbenga who had earlier accused Banku of being overweight had his curiosity satisfied.

Bilal 'Take Punch' Mohammed II who was initially pitted up against Ben 'Congo Soldier' Ankrah for a rematch for the vacant National and West African light heavy weight title will now fight Alex Brew. Bilal weighed in at 134 pounds while Brew weighed in at 132 pounds.

Former world champion Alex 'Cobra' Kotey is expected by many to have a smooth knockout of his opponent Isaac Quartey, weighed 142 pounds while the latter recorded a weight of 145 pounds. All eyes would be on Quartey to see if he can match the 'Cobra' pound for pound as well as survive his 'poisonous stings'.

Old time rivals Lartekwei 'Shocker' Hammond and Philip 'Sweet Pea' Kotey recorded weights of 146 pounds and 144 pounds respectively. Tonight's national welterweight title bout will provide a great opportunity for Hammond to revenge his loss last year to Kotey.

Gabriel Adoku and Joseph Kwadjo weighed 151 pounds and 153 pounds respectively. This particular bout promises to be cracker since both boxers have their eyes on the West African welterweight title. Lartei Lartey recorded 139 pounds while his opponent Frank Dodze recorded 142 pounds.

All boxers have asked their fans to troop to the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex in their numbers to cheer them to victory. The first bout of the evening will begin at 7:00 PM prompt.

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