Boxing News of Monday, 17 March 2014
Source: Sammy Heywood Okine
Charles Manyuchi Zimbabwe’s African welterweight champion elegantly won the WBC International welterweight title after handing Ghanaian boxer Patrick Allotey the first defeat of his career in 31 fights and it came via an eighth round technical knockout (TKO) in this lope-sided bout.
The win was however without controversy as the Ghanaian protested after the referee Sylvia Mokaida stopped the fight after Allotey went down to the canvas without being hit or pushed and touched both gloves to the canvas as Manyuchi dominated the bout.
Allotey had in the fourth round been punished with a point’s deduction for constantly flouting the boxing rules ranging from holding and resorting to rabbit punching in the eighth round.
It could be recalled that Allotey once called for a fight with American Floyd Mayweather and people questioned his seriousness.
He is trained by Coach Asare of the Black Bombers fame at the Wisdom Boxing Gym in Accra.
Allotey was nominated for the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) Boxer of the year 2013 following his impressive showings in the ring that yielded 30 fights without defeat.
On Saturday night three Ghanian boxers fought and lost in three different countries and there was not much publicity in Ghana on the title fights.
Charles Adamu also lost his opportunity to win the Commonwealth title, whilst Issac Quartey also could not make it. Isaac Quartey AKA Chokor Dynamite failed to land the international boxing title he so much craves when he was stopped in round 6 by Steve Martin last night in their WBU Intercontinental Super Lightweight title fight in Malta.
Despite reports neither boxer looked good in a poor fight, Ghana’s Charles Adamu was on the losing end of his bid to reclaim the Commonwealth Super Middleweight belt Saturday night at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
Unbeaten Fielding failed to make the weight for this fight, so he’s no longer the Commonwealth Super Middleweight champ. Adamu was the only one who if he had claimed victory would have walked away with the belt he twice held previously.
But it was not to be for The Crusader as the scorecards completely ruled the fight one-sided, all three judges giving every of the 12 grueling rounds to Fielding, 120-108.
Fielding improved to 18-0 (10 KOs) while Adamu, former Black Bombers captain slipped to 21-6 (15 KOs).