Michael Ansah, aka One Bullet, headlined the thrilling six-bout Azumah Nelson Fight Night staged at the hallowed ground of the world famous Bukom Boxing Arena, last Friday.
In his highly anticipated clash with Will Power Gym’s Benjamin Lamptey, dubbed Daddy Lumba for his likeness to the Ghanaian legendary highlife musician, One Bullet unveiled his repertoire of skills, exciting fans with his head-hunting jabs, hooks and unrelenting body-shots.
The cumulative effect of his firepower forced Lamptey to quit on his stool, refusing to heed the bell for R10, against the advice of his corner, earning Ansah, trained by Charles Quartey, the PBC and the Interim national lightweight titles.
It capped a night of two national title fights, two local, and two international contests featuring a fighter from Togo and Benin, respectively.
In the opening contest watched by former world champions, David Kotei, aka Poison, Ghana’s first world champion, H.O.F. Azumah Nelson, Joseph Agbeko, GBA president Peter Zwennes, popular local boxer, Ayittey Powers, reps of sponsors and some members of the diplomatic corps, world championship prospect, super bantamweight Manyo Plange displayed his full range of skills.
Plange put on a clinic versus his clearly limited opponent, sometimes engaging in unnecessary trading. In the process, though, Fit Square Gym’s Plange showcased his artful dodging, active left hook and accurate combos, to much applause from the respectful patronage, scoring a TKO in R5.
In other contests, super lightweight, Faisal Abubaka, aka Puncho Power, trained by Carl Lokko of the Bronx Gym, recorded a R3 TKO victory in his international contest, raisung his record to 3-0-0. Likewise, national boxing team coach, Ofori Asare’s ward, undefeated super welterweight Musa Lawson, aka Awoo Dade, with support from the Prisons Service, managed a R6 TKO victory to post a record of five straight wins.
Super middleweight Delali Miledzi, of Power Gym, deployed his long reach, good footwork, effective jabs and timely clinches to outmuscle the heavy-punching Ishmael Tetteh, aka Roy Jones, Jr of the Sea View Gym, enroute to scoring a split decision in their eight-round contest.
Felix Ajom, aka Alvaro, entertained the fans with his mobility, evasive antics, accurate jabbing and booming left-right combos that dropped his opponent, Michael Pappoe, of the Panix Gym, a number of times, to earn an unanimous decision, including a 120-108 verdict on the card of one of the judges.
For that display, the Carl Lokko-ward was later decorated with the national and the West African Boxing Union (WABU) super featherweight titles, on the bill put up by the Azumah Nelson Boxing Promotions, sponsored by ABSA, GOIL, GEODRILL, the T. T. BROTHERS company, and the Office of The Year Of Return.