The World Boxing Council (WBC) awarded Ghana’s first world boxing champion D. K. Poison a new title.
When D.K. Poison won the WBC Featherweight Championship in 1975, he defeated Mexican Reuben Olivares by points in 15 rounds and became the first world boxing champion in Ghana.
The new belt is printed with photos of the former champion, President Nana Akufo Addo and former WBC Chairman Jose Suleiman, and the box office is represented by the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) Picked up by Alex Ntiamoah – Boakye, CEO of Promotion Company.
Alex Ntiamoah-Boakye said that the new belt appeared before President Nana Akufo Addo decided to return the $45,000 “loan” owed to the former champion.
He revealed that due to the busy schedule of the president, he did not present D.K. with a new belt. Poison; however, the president is looking for a suitable date for another historic speech.
The box office is one of the most influential promoters on the African continent. It has exposed many Ghanaian boxers and is known for the largest round held at the Bukom Boxing Stadium between Bukom Banku aka Braimah Kamoko and Bastir Samir, the latter being The knockout is won.
Alex Ntiamoah said that WBC respects and considers Ghanaian boxers to be very good, and urges them to work hard to enter the WBC ranks and have a chance to win more championships.
Other Ghanaians who have won the WBC championship are Professor Azumah Nelson and Nana Yaw Konadu.
Some have also won the WBC International Championship.
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