Samir Stops Akulugu To Win Commonwealth Title Eliminator

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Undefeated middleweight boxer, Issah Samir, maintained his status as the king of the ring with a sixth-round knockout over John Akurugu to win the Commonwealth title eliminator at the Bukom Boxing Arena in the early hours of Sunday 4th August 2019.

Samir improved his record to 19 wins without defeat, while Akulugu suffered his sixth career loss in 21 fights.

Fans at the arena were treated to some fierce exchanges from the beginning but the fans of Akulugu were soon to be left disappointed as he was subjected to some severe punishment in the eight-round contest until Akulugu could no longer take further beatings.

After the fight, he described it as “incredible” as he had invested so much into preparation with his focus on winning the main title.

“I put in a lot of preparation and work for this bout and to win it in the sixth round is incredible. Now the focus is to win the title itself so preparations continue right from here,” Samir said after the bout.

Other fights on the night were the National and West African super middleweight championship which saw Delali Meledzi defeating Iddrisa Amadu in a 12-round contest with the judges scoring it 119-108, 116-112, 120-109.

Featherweight boxer, Holy Dorgbetor scored a second-round technical knockout win over John Owusu after the latter failed to answer to the bell for the second round.

In an International featherweight contest, Edward Kambasi defeated Raoul Adjaho from Benin by a majority decision.

In what appeared to be the shortest fight of the night, a brilliant Michael “One Bullet” Ansah needed just two minutes and five seconds to destroy Togolese boxer Fatiou Sarouna to win their international lightweight contest.

In other contests, Theophilus Allotey defeated Mohammed Ayittey via split decision; Michael Aban also defeated Abraham Mensah via split decision, while Daniel Gorsh won his fight against Aziz.

Source: Graphic Sports

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