Today in history: Joe Tetteh wins national title

December 29, 2019

On this day, 29 December 1962 (Exactly 57 years ago today), future Commonwealth champion, Joe Tetteh, defeated compatriot Osei Renner to win Ghana’s Super Featherweight title.

Tetteh claimed the belt by securing a first round knockout over Renner in Accra.

NB:Joe Tetteh was the first boxer to win the inaugural British Commonwealth light welterweight title in 1972.

On this day, 29 December 1970 (Exactly 49 years ago today), Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller won the Ballon d’Or award for best European football player ahead of West Ham United defender Bobby Moore and Cagliari forward Luigi Riva

On this day, 29 December 1989 (Exactly 30 years ago today), Wayne Gretzky and Martina Navratilova were named athletes of the decade by Associated Press (AP).

On this day, 29 December 2007(Exactly 12 years ago today), American boxer Steve Cunningham defended his IBF cruiserweight title for the first time with a 12th-round TKO of local favourite Marco Huck in Bielefeld, Germany.

On this day, 29 December 2013 (Exactly 6 years ago today), 7-time world F1 motor racing champion Michael Schumacher suffered a serious head injury in a ski accident in the French Alps; his condition still remains unclear.

He left the hospital in Grenoble for further rehabilitation at the University Hospital of Lausanne. On 9 September, 2014, Schumacher was relocated to his home where he continues to receive medical treatment and rehabilitation privately.

As of 2016, he remained unable to walk or stand, and in July 2019, former Ferrari manager, Jean Todt said that Schumacher was making “good progress” but also “struggles to communicate”.

 

STORIES: GEORGE MAHAMAH
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