PHOTOS: How the Ghanaian boxers claimed the WBO titles

PHOTOS: How the Ghanaian boxers claimed the WBO titles
Source: Ghana/Joy Sports
Date: 13-03-2017 Time: 09:03:42:pm

The Freedom Fight Night at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra, Ghana produced three Ghanaian WBC International champions. The event was the main sporting event to mark Ghana's 60th Independence anniversary.

Duke "Babyface Terminator" Micah recorded his 20th win in style with a ninth round stoppage of Jonathan "El Fenix" Aguilar of Mexico to annex the WBC International gold bantamweight title.

Richard "Cristo" Commey is the new WBC international Silver lightweight champion after a unanimous win against Heidi Slimani of Belgium. Judges Eddie Pappoe and Sylvain Adote both scored the bout 116-112 while Lateef Muiss scored it 117-113.

Frederick 'el General Okunka' Lawson won the WBC International Silver welterweight title following a Majority Decision against Jamaica's Sakima Mullings. Judges Eddie Pappoe, Lateef Muiss, and Sylvain Adote scored the bout 116-113, 114-114 and 119-109 to hand Lawson the win.

The Following are some moments of the big night put together by Streetwise Sports Management and Errol Hawk Sports.

Ring Announcer Nathaniel Attoh announces Fredrick Lawson win as he poses with Sakima Mullings and his team in a true show of sportsmanship

Co-Promoter Michael Amoo-Bediako looks on as WBC Vice President Houcine Houichi presents a special belt to Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo

Dutch WBC Referee, David Van de Wielle (2nd left), raises Duke Micah's hand to declare him winner as Ghana's Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah and Mr Houcine Houchi decorate the boxer with the WBC International gold bantamweight title.

World title contender Richard Commey (right) throws a left as Heidi Slimani raises his guard during their 12-round thriller.

A section of the 4000 fans who watched the bouts at the bouts at the Bukom Arena

- Former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings (Left) and WBC Vice President Houcine Houichi, raise Richard Commey's hands to acknowledge his new status as WBC international silver lightweight champion. With them are are Co-Promoter Michael Amoo-Bediako (in hat) and Ring Announcer Nathaniel Attoh.

The first row of  Dignitaries at the ring side including President Akufo-Addo (2nd from right), the Special Guest of Honour. From right Ghana's Sports Goodwill Ambassador Ray Quarcoo, Greater Accra Regional Minister Ishmael Ashitey, Youth and Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, Madam Frema Osei Opare, Chief of Staff, Ex-President Jerry Rawlings, Rabbon Dodoo, 2nd Vice President of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Dr Jefferson Sackey, a Presidential Aide. 

 
 

 

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