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04.03.2005 Sports News

Bukom Tsatsu Treads Path Of History Tonight

By Michael Quaye for Graphic
Bukom Tsatsu Treads Path Of History Tonight
MAR 4, 2005 SPORTS NEWS

Graphic -- Tonight at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex,a Ghanaian will seek to tread the path that led to the Complex being named after the legendary boxer,Azumah Nelson.

'Bukom Tsatsu'Joshua Okine challenges Nigeria's Fatal Onikeke for the Commonwealth welterweight crown at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex in one of three title fights put together by Ambition and Obric Sala Promotion and Management Limited.

Twenty-five years ago the legendary Azumah Nelson mounted the ring at the then Kaneshie Sports Complex and displayed a smashing performance that won him the Commonwealth featherweight title.

Four years later,the Terrible Terror moved on to snatch the WBC featherweight crown in Puerto Rico,and ruled till he annexed the super featherweight belt.

His efforts won him a place in the WBC Hall of Fame as he cemented his place in history.This is the history that has motivated Okine throughout his training for tonight's fight.

Advantaged in height and reach, Bukom Tsatsu Joshua Okine has predicted an easy victory over his opponent in tonight's Commonwealth welterweight title fight.

“I shouldn't have any difficulties with him,” he told a pre-fight news conference yesterday at the venue for tonight's clash.

But his opponent, an orthodox fighter, insisted that the Ghanaian would be just the latest of his victims. Onikeke the 'bicycle rider'holds the Commonwealth, African and Nigerian welterweight titles with an unblemished 15-0 (11 KOs) record.

“I have been training with a southpaw to take care of possible troubles he could pose,” he said.On the same bill,Billal Mohammed and 'Congo Soldier'Ben Ankrah will meet for the national and West African lightweight crown,while Galley Cudjoe and Herbert Quartey fight for the national and West African bantamweight title.

'Bukom Banku' Braimah Kamoko faces veteran Sugar Ray Akwei in a light heavyweight contest in the biggest of five non-title contests

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