Boxing News of Monday, 24 February 2020
Source: Sammy Heywood Okine
Captain Sulemanu Tetteh has qualified for the Quarterfinals of the Men’s Flyweight (48-52 Kg) after a 3-2 unanimous triumph over his Kenyan opponent Hassan Shafi Bakari at the African Olympic Qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal.
Omar Abdul Wahid scored an unanimous points victory over Kenya’s Joseph Shigali.
According to reports reaching Yours Truly, the stocky Kenyan put up a gutsy show, but the experienced Ghanaian’s ring generalship won him the fight as he poked at the Kenyan with his jabs and timely combinations against the flat-footed Kenyan cop.
However, Middleweight contender Abubakari Kwesi Quartey failed to qualify to the Quarters after being outpointed to a 2-3 decisions by Obama Manguel Raul Abaga of Equitorial Guinea.
Abubakar Kwesi Quartey had earlier beaten his opponent Mohammed Ahmed from Somalia,
Akankolim Bawa (Heavyweight-91Kg) lost to his Guinean counterpart on a split decision in the preliminary event of the Men Heavyweight category.
Jessie Lartey (Weltereight-69Kg) annihilated Mohamed Aboubacar (Comoros) in the preliminary event of the Men welterweight category.
The slots for the Quarterfinals continue tomorrow with the 4 other Ghanaians in action from different weight categories including the two ladies who want to make history as the first females to represent Ghana at the Olympics Games.