Nearly everyone on the Azumah Nelson Fight Night 5 card carried a pristine record, but it was Mother Nature who reminded us all that she carries the longest running undefeated streak.
The anticipated Azumah Nelson Fight Night 5 was postponed after only two bouts due to heavy rains. Heta Hema-Mann, CEO of HeMann Promotions, promised a new date in the coming days.
The night wasn’t a complete loss, however. In a battle of local rivals, Abraham Osei-Bonsu upset the odds with a 12-round majority decision over previously-undefeated Felix Ajom (8-1-1, 7 KO’s).
Fight fans in Accra have been clamoring this bout, particularly after a war of words in the days leading up to it and a heated weigh-in. Both Accra natives delivered in an action-packed match that warrants a rematch.
Osei-Bonsu wins the vacant national super featherweight championship. It wasn’t easy.
Following a fast start by Ajom, Osei-Bonsu went to work in the third, applying pressure and working Ajom’s ribcage in close quarters. Ajom used his boxing skills to pepper Osei-Bonsu from the outside.
The see-saw action continued during the first half of the bout. That’s when the rains began to pour. But another storm was taking place inside the ring. Osei-Bonsu continued to stalk boxer Ajom, clinically breaking him down until he dropped him in the ninth.
Sensing the fight slipping away, Ajom rebounded with a strong tenth. But Osei-Bonsu wouldn’t be denied. They traded on even terms in the 12th but while one judge scored it 115-115, while the others handed in 117-114 and 116-114 tallies for Osei-Bonsu. He moves to 12-2-1, 10 KO’s.
In the opening bout, Ghana’s Wasiru Mohammed notched a third-round TKO over Nomibe Firmim of Benin.
Bouts that will be rescheduled at a later date include: main event Wahab Oluwasuen vs. Bright Ayala; Emmanuel Martey vs. Emmanuel Anim; and Kpapko Allotey vs. Robert Quaye.
Stay tuned to BoxingAfrica.com for more details.