Raphael King of the Bronx Boxing Gym, James Town, became the new national Welterweight Champion, after defeating Justice Addy of the Sonia Boxing Gym in a split decision at the London Bridge in Cape Coast on Saturday night.

The fight which was free to the public, attracted a large crowd, was organized by the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) in collaboration Cape Coast Youth Development Association, Oguaa Fetu Afahye Planing Committee, Walker – King Sports Consult and the Central Regional Sports Authority.

Professor Azumah Nelson graced the event as special guest of honour.

The event commenced with some juvenile bouts, Joseph Okoe Mensah and Caleb Dadzie which ended in a draw.
The same result was recorded in the encounter between Emmanuel Mawuli and Emmanuel Clottey. Ebenezer Ankrah and Cann Neequaye also entertained the fans to a draw decision.

Solomon Martey of Seconds Out Gym defeated 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.

Illiasu Sulley ended the programme with a TKO over Odartey Lamptey whose own punch sent him to the canvas.

Mr. Twinto Walker of Walker King Sports Consult Ltd who promoted the event, said he was highly impress with the turn out and promised to organize more boxing fights in Cape Coast as the people have demonstrated their love for the sport.

Mr. Walker announced that the new ring was dedicated to the President of the GBA who contributed to the construction of the ring.
Mr. Peter Zwennes President of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) commended the fans for comporting themselves well 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 said 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 first capital town of Ghana.

Source: GNA/NewsGhana.com.gh