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25.11.2008 Boxing

Adoku Retains Title

Attoh Quarshie Gym's Gabriel Adoku retained his national welterweight title after a ninth round knockout of his De-Oak Gym challenger, Sampson Tettey, last Saturday at the Methodist School Park.

This bout was the main attraction on the 'Kaa Dabaruu' Bill put together by Ambition Promotions and Teshie Akroh Boxing Club. Tettey who fights out of the De-Oak Gym visited the canvas in round eight after some intense punishment but managed to beat the count.

Tettey's strength was not enough to carry him through the ninth round as Adoku continued landing his barrage of punches.

The De-Oak boxer was knocked down once again — this time around he was unable to come back, allowing the title to slip by him.

In an eight round welterweight contest, Isaac Selorm of the Bronx Gym followed the knockout trend after stopping Wisdom Gym's Ezekiel Afazie.

Isaac Ankrah, a cruiserweight, also ensured a continuation of the knockout story after stopping Huseini Kpenze in the second round of their six-round contest.

Indigo Gym's Librana Mbazor lasted less than one round against Bukom Gym's hard-hitting Alfred Tetteh in a scheduled eight-round featherweight contest.

Osumanu Adama of the Fit Square Gym emerged winner after Philip Darah of the Alajo Gym sustained a knee injury and failed to respond to the bell for the second round.

Story by Nathaniel Attoh