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Oluwaseun, King hand Ghana clean sweep over UK in Azumah Nelson Fight Night

BY: Kweku Zurek
Wahab Oluwaseun poses with his belt.
Wahab Oluwaseun poses with his belt.

Ghanaian boxers "Sensational" Wahab Joseph Oluwaseun and Raphael Kwabena King steered Ghana to a comfortable 2-0 victory over the United Kingdom in the fourth edition of the Azumah Nelson Fight Night series held on Saturday night at the Bukom Boxing Arena.

Oluwaseun, Ghana's super featherweight champion had too much firepower for his semi-professional opponent John "Hitman" Hicks in the headline bout of the night stopping him in round three of their scheduled six-round International super-featherweight contest.

The Nigerian who represented Ghana in the clash decided the encounter in one-minute and six-seconds on the clock in the third round.

Hicks had made a good start to the bout trading punches with Oluwaseun aggressively.

But perhaps, the delayed response to the bell for the third round by the Briton was a signal of what was to come.

Trapped close to the corner by a rampaging Oluwaseun in the third, Hicks buckled onto his backside after a series of left and right hook combinations.

He rose to his feet, surviving Referee Roger Barnor's long count but after a brief conference with the referee, he was put out of his misery and the fight was halted.

Oluwaseun, whose record still stands at 15wins-10KO's and 0 losses after his victory in the exhibition was later decorated with the Azumah Nelson Fight Friendship title belt by legendary boxer Azumah Nelson and Ghana Boxing Authority President Peter Zwennes.

In the other contest involving a Ghanaian and British boxer, Raphael Kwabena King alias Lion King roared to victory against resilient Briton, Anthony "Tony Macaroni" Ayinde.

The six-round international welterweight contest went the distance with King recording a 57-56, 58-56 and 56-57 split-decision victory.

Azumah Nelson Junior won a close three-round lightweight contest over hard hitting Prosper Dzivor via split-decision.

Junior, evaded Dzivor's punches with ease and was the aggressor for much of the fight till his glove touched the canvas in the second round after trading punches with Dzivor.

In the other clashes, Nii Ofei Dodoo defeated Mohammed Ali in an amateur lightweight contest recording a split-decision victory, Wasiru Mohammed also put an entertaining display to defeat Felix Okine by unanimous decision in their six-round bantamweight contest and Jerry Lartey earned a split decision victory over Philip Quartey in the first bout of the night.