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09.05.2007 Boxing

Golden Jubilee Boxing To Rock Kumasi

The Garden City of Kumasi is set to witness an evening of crack pugilistic duels when the second edition of the Golden Jubilee Boxing Bonanza comes off at the Prempeh Assembly Hall on May 18.

The bill, being put together by Sikaprix Ash-Town Promotions, will feature two championship fights, a Commonwealth Eliminator and nine contests. The event is the first professional promotion to be held in Kumasi in about six years and is expected to attract fans from and around the Ashanti Regional capital.

Attoh Quarshie Gym's Philip 'Sweet Pea' Kotey will finally get a chance to leap at the Commonwealth Welterweight title when he faces Gabriel Adoko.

Kotey was to fight Joshua 'Bukom Tsatsu' Okine in the same eliminator in the Jubilee Bonanza held in Accra in March but the latter pulled out the last minute.

The vacant National super middleweight title will be up for grabs when Flash Ibole clashes with Marciano Commey while Kojo Issah and Isaac Adjei slug it out for the vacant national middleweight title.

In the supporting bouts, boxing philosopher and braggart, Brimah 'Bukom Banku' Kamoko fights Kwesi Tuu in an eight-round light heavyweight contest.

In a super featherweight contest Yakubu Amidu faces Peter Dobor while Joseph 'Mandingo' Laryea fights Kwajan Dodoo in the same category.

There will be three lightweight bouts on the bill. Albert Mensah who also featured in the first edition will come up against Nyame Joe, while Samuel Turkson fights King Adams. Samuel Amoako will also test his strength against Emmanuel Adongo in the same weight category.

In an eight round light welterweight contest, Isaac 'Chorkor Dynamite' Quartey will fight Lantei Mafia, while in a welterweight contest Kofi Manu fights Isaac Sowah over six rounds.

Two super welterweights, Joseph Lamptey and Fuseini Sadik will also treat fans to some fine action over six rounds.

Story by Nathaniel Attoh