A Closer Search At Ghanaian Boxing

With the consideration of the boxing earth centered on American, Mexican and British fighters, it is quick to lower price the boxing scenes in other nations. I am heading to consider a glimpse at the boxers in distinctive international locations and have a seem at their stand out fighters.

This 7 days I have picked out Ghana. Why? Simply because I viewed the Joseph Agbeko – Abner Mares fight and in spite of his decline, Ghanaian Agbeko was really spectacular. Ghana is a abundant resource of difficult, technically proficient fighters, with a number of boxers competing at the major amount. Let us have a look at some of their best:

Azumah Nelson – Ghanaian Nationwide Hero

39 Wins

6 Losses

2 Draws

28 KOs

Azumah “The Professor” Nelson fought from 1979 till 2008 when he built an sick advised comeback. In his job he picked up three WBC earth title belts, two at Tremendous Featherweight and a single at Featherweight. He defeat some of the best fighters of the day and was identified for having a punch that could knock out an elephant (despite the fact that there was by no means an experiment carried out to demonstrate this).

Nelson retired in 1998 right after a loss to American previous World Champion Jesse James Leija, the male who defeat Mickey Ward among the other people. In 1998, Nelson was 39 decades outdated and had a run of two defeats. He was slowing down and numerous felt it was a very good time for him to stop. He heeded their information and hung up his gloves, but no person could have noticed what he would do ten years afterwards.

In 2008, age forty 9 and ten yrs soon after his final match, Azumah Nelson announced to the earth that he was ready to battle yet again. Lots of scoffed at the considered, after all he was a great deal also previous to earn everything of importance. But Nelson was undeterred, and fought his previous rival Jeff Fenech to a 10 round the vast majority conclusion loss. He didn’t get the combat but he went the distance, and Nelson could retire obtaining supplied a good account of himself. Nowadays, he is one particular of Ghana’s most celebrated heroes.

Joseph Agbeko – Ghana’s Very best These days

28 Wins

2 Losses


22 KOs

30 1 year outdated Joseph Agbeko (28-2 22KOs) is the finest boxer combating less than Ghanaian nationality right now. Nicknamed King Kong, he has a powerful punch for an individual at bantamweight and he is rated at #3 in The Ring’s bantamweight rankings. In Sogakope, Ghana, he has been made a Warrior Main in honour of his boxing exploits.

Agbeko has held the IBF Bantamweight title 2 times in his profession, and only lost it August 13th to Mexican Bantamweight Abner Mares. It was a controversial determination, with Mares landing and acquiring away with numerous minimal blows, but on the night time Agbeko was out-boxed.

Through his career, Agbeko has persistently set himself ahead for fights with the most effective. He has overwhelmed Yonnhy Perez in a rivalry that also observed him eliminate a battle, and in 2009 he scored a gain more than previous undisputed WBA, WBC and IBF Super Flyweight Entire world Winner Vic Darchinyan.,

What Future For Joseph Agbeko?

Getting just dropped his IBF belt to Abner Mares, Agbeko will have to have to get above the injustice of the choice, choose himself up and transfer on. He is making appears that he would like a rematch with Mares, and in transform Mares has indicated he would be eager. This is a rematch no-1 will overlook, with Agbeko looking for a revenge and Mares wanting to establish himself the deserving winner.

Osumanu Adama – Latest IBO Worldwide Middleweight Winner

19 Wins

2 Losses


14 KOs

Osumanu (19-2-) is Agbeko’s most important contender for the throne of Ghana’s best boxer. The 30 12 months old middleweight has a traditional boxing model and has a fantastic KO report, possessing most not long ago beaten Marcus Upshaw by specialized knock-out.

Adama is however fairly young so a whole lot far more is expected to occur from him, and he requires to battle against a better quality of opposition to seriously development up the ladder. In circumstance the total boxing matter won’t work out though, he has a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering that he attained at Kotobabi Technological School.

Joshua Clottey – The Hitter

35 Wins

4 Losses


20 KOs

Previous Welterweight Champion Joshua Clottey is perhaps most well-known for his decline to Manny Pacquiao in 2010 in what was dubbed “The Party”. The fight was for the WBO Planet Welterweight Championship and Clottey was only employed as a substitution when the Pacquiao Mayweather battle fell through. Clottey dropped by selection following twelve rounds.

Clottey has fought some large names and has some excellent wins to his credit, which includes a victory more than former undisputed Welterweight Champion Zab Judah in 2008. His style relies on velocity and electrical power to get him fights, twenty of them coming by knock-out. He is also a difficult male to knock down himself – possessing in no way shed by knock-out.

What Subsequent For Clottey?

Nicely, not a great deal. His final fight was his reduction to Pacquiao in 2010 and he does not have an additional 1 scheduled nonetheless. Assuming he fights early 2012, that leaves a hole of two decades among his final battle. He will surely need a tune up combat and assuming he wins, who knows. He is youthful plenty of to get in condition and get again to tough for belts. Don’t financial institution on it however, he acquired paid out so a lot for the Pacquiao fight he possibly would not need to battle ever once more.

Raymond Narh – Present WBC USNBC Gentle Welterweight Winner

25 Wins

2 Losses


21 KOs

Raymond “Sugar Ray” Narh (25-2 21KO’s) is a heavy hitter punching out of the Mild Welterweight Division. He is a able fighter and 1 of Ghana’s top rated 3 boxers. At thirty a few he has never ever won a earth title and it is secure to say that sort of results is further than him now. The best he can hope for is to climb the rankings and obstacle for some lesser belts.

A new decline to Mike Alvarado established him again on this rating, and as perfectly as this there are better fighters than him in his division. Fighters like Timothy Bradley and Amir Khan are totally further than him, producing a move down to lightweight his ideal hope for achievements.

Narh has a struggle coming up on August 27th for the WBC Intercontinental Light-weight Welterweight title towards Thai Prawet Singwancha. Narh is fancied to gain versus thirty four yr previous Singwancha, and he hopes it will put him back again on keep track of for a globe title. His hopes may well be in vain, on the other hand in Might 2011 he said:

“I’m continue to the WBC USNBC winner and increased issues are coming our way like the Zion teach.”

Nicole Thomas

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