Boxing News of Sunday, 30 September 2012
Source: Prince Dornu-Leiku
Promising Sena Agbeko once again underlined his massive billing with a thrilling 3rd round stoppage win over Eric Kwadey to become the new Ghana Middleweight champion at last Saturday night’s 6-bout boxing extravaganza at the Lebanon House in the heart of Accra. Young Agbeko, who combines the pugilist trade with studying for his Journalism degree, retained the 100% fight and 100% knockout records of his just budding career via the victory over Kwadey to claim the vacant title.
Originally billed to face experienced Ayitey Powers who failed to turn up for the weigh-in and in effect, the fight, the victory may have come far quicker than the scheduled 12 rounds but Sena Agbeko is adamant it was a tough test.
“It was a good exercise, I haven’t fought in ten months and the guy (Kwadey) was also good. He was strong, he was a good opponent, he’s not like someone who was brought just to get beaten. No this guy was good and he helped me identify my strengths. He provided good opposition,” Sena who improved to 12-0, 12 KOs, told www.sportsinghana.com after his victory.
In other fights on the night, Issah Samir defeated Ishmael Tetteh via a unanimous points’ decision to claim the Ghana Light Middleweight belt, 118-112, 117-113, 119-110 on the judges’ scorecards after 12 rounds whilst Habib Ahmed also beat George Banson 117-112, 118-109,116-112 convincingly after 12 rounds to win their national Super Middleweight clash.
WBC International Silver Welterweight titlist Patrick Allotey successfully defended the belt he won back on December 26 last year, courtesy a unanimous decision over Ben Ankrah AKA Congo Soldier. Judge one Ataa Eddie Pappoe scored it 119-110, Emmanuel Brenya also had it 119-110 and Fredrick Ghartey scored it 119-111. It helped the world title chasing Allotey improve his undefeated record to 26-0, 20 KOs.
In a WBF Africa Super Bantamweight contest scheduled for 12 rounds, Alfred Quaye failed to respond to the bell in round 4 against Joshua Barnor in a rematch of their June clash which also he lost whereas Alfred Tetteh won against Aminu Turkson via a round 2 TKO in a Featherweight contest.