Bronx Boxing Gym’s Raphael King was crowned the new national welterweight champion after beating Justice Addy from the Sonia Boxing Gym in a split points decision at the London Bridge in Cape Coast.
The bout was organised by the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) in collaboration with the Cape Coast Youth Development Association, Oguaa Fetu Afahye Planing Committee and the Central Regional Sports Authority.
It was dubbed “Rescue The Perishing” and all the boxers on the bill did not disappoint fans who trooped the venue to catch a glimpse of the nation’s finest boxers and was witnessed by Professor Azumah Nelson.
Some results that were recorded on the night had Solomon Martey of Seconds Out Gym beating Emmanuel Otoo of the Accra Boxing Club on points in a bantamweight contest.
Richard Ashitey of the Bronx Gym knocked out Enoch Lamptey of the Sonia gym while Illiasu Sulley ended the programme with a TKO over Odartey Lamptey.
Mr. Twinto Walker of Walker King Sports Consult Ltd who promoted the programme said he was highly impress with the turn out and promised to organize more boxing fight in Cape Coast as the people have demonstrated their love for the sport.
He thanked the sponsors, Alex Hagan, Nana Sam Brew Butler, Ankokeen, Emmados Oliv Radio, Jamkey, the Cape Coast Hotel, Ministry of Fisheries and AquaCulture as well as Joy Daddy Bitters.
Mr. Walker announced that the new ring was dedicated to the President of the GBA who contributed to the construction of the ring.
GBA President, Peter Zwennes commended the fans and praised them for comporting themselves despite the fact that the event was held simultaneously with a street carnival.
“The Outreach Project has lived up to expectation, and we hope to take boxing to the various regions. I am very happy and proud of the boxing fans here” he said.
He stressed that the people of Cape Coast have shown that they are ready to watch big bouts, and very soon some of the big promotions will come to the region.
Carl Lokko, a member of the GBA executive and trainer of new Welterweight champion Raphael King expressed his joy that he has a new champion in his camp and prays that he will improve and hit the international scene like Duke Micah and Richard Commey.