Fans of Super Lightweight boxer Faisal Abubakar, the crowd puller were left disenchanted after Gabriel Cofie had given him a noble contest at the Lebanon House at Tudu on Saturday night.
Cofie came in as the underdog, but never gave Abubakar who lost his first fight any respect as he boxed marvelously through eight rounds to win on the cards of the referees.
Coach Carl Lokko of the Bronx Gym said his ward, also known as ‘Poncho’ might have been affected by the 20 days Ramadan fasting he undertook.
For Coach Zico, it was another opportunity to see some of his boxing prospects and called for more promotions.
In the main bout of the night, Eliasu Sulley became the new West Africa and National Super Middleweight champion when he knocked out Mawuli Folivi in the eighth round.
He was decorated with the WABU Belt by Hon. Alfred Okoe Vanderpuije, MP for Ablekuma South Constituency, supported by Alhaji Tofik, the new WABU Vice President and Nii Odaa Wulu 1.
World rated Jessie Manyo Plange who is preparing for a world title shot thrilled fans in an exhibition fight.
Michael Osuman Osuna defeated Francis Mensah, Daniel Gorsh knocked out Samuel Aryee in round two in their Bantamweight clash.Osumanu Haruna also knocked out John Dugu in a Heavyweight contest.
Super Flyweight Joseph Akai Nettey from the Charles Quartey Foundation Gym won over Thomas Quansah, as well as Ezekiel Annan who beat Emmanuel Sackey, while Eric Korley also won against Kofi Ataga in a Bantamweight contest.
Thomas Quansah, as well as Ezekiel Annan who beat Emmanuel Sackey, while Eric Korley also won against Kofi Ataga in a Bantamweight contest.
Cruiserweight Jacob Dickson put up a polished display to be among the winners of the ‘May Day Akotoku Night’ which was staged by Euroka Boxing Promotions.
A hardcore football fan, Kofi Blay is also a data analyst and a Master chef.