The fourth edition of the Azumah Nelson’s fight night hit the Bukom boxing arena this past Saturday. The competition which was in collaboration with United Kingdom was met with surprises as sensational Ghanaian boxers Wahab Joseph Oluwaseun and Raphael Kwabena King steered Ghana to a comfortable 2-0 victory over the United Kingdom.
Oluwaseun, Ghana’s super featherweight champion had too much firepower for his semi-professional opponent John “Hitman” Hicks in the headline bout of the night stopping him in round three of their scheduled six-round International super-featherweight contest. The Nigerian who represented Ghana in the clash emanated as the winner with one-minute and six-seconds on the clock in the third round although Hicks had made a good start to the bout trading punches with Oluwaseun aggressively.
Oluwaseun speaking after his win, said that even though he was a semi-professional fighter, it was a tough one and he won due to his hard work. Adding he entreated all to keep in watch for him as he can succeed Azumah Nelson in Ghana.
“The fight was good, it was tough and with hard work and dedication I was able to stop my opponent in round three. With hard work and dedication, day by day I can succeed Azumah Nelson. I want the whole world to watch out for me Wahab, to keep praying for me and team Wahab, I will make them proud.”
Three times world boxing champion and Africans greatest boxer of all time Azumah Nelson also spoke after the event saying it was a good competition and that they will make sure tougher boxers are brought in the next edition.
“I think so far so good. Boxing is a gradual process so if the boys will help us and do their part we will also do our part so that we will get to where we want to get to. I’m not surprised the UK boys have done well, because looking at the level of the UK boxers and our level we have improved more than them so next we will bring more tougher boys to them so that we keep seeing how they are improving.”
Joshua Worship Frimpong/ radiouniversonline.com