Richard Fenyi defeats Nathaniel Nukpe to retain his National Lightweight Title


Ghana’s new National Lightweight Champion, Richard Fenyi had to go toe-toe with experienced Togolese boxer Nathaniel Nukpe in their 12 rounds schedule bout at the Bukom Boxing Arena on the Deluxy Professional Boxing League bill before coming out victorious.

Richard Fenyi (7-0-0) managed to find his way through to the top and he seems ready to face the top guns in the weight. Strong and determined Fenyi dropped Nukpe on the canvas in the second round to secure his stoppage win 0.58 seconds in the seventh round of their schedule 12/3 National Lightweight Championship.

Nukpe (14-9-2) gave the new National champion a fight of his lifetime as he matched him closer in every round with his experience and ring craft until he gave up.

The manager of the young boxer, Fenyi who also manages Commonwealth rated, Michael ‘One Bullet’ Ansah and also former Vice President Of Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF), Alhaji Mohamed Samadu said his boy is fast rising and he is ready to take him to the top at all cost.

“I want to thank the GBA, my fans and everyone supporting me that I’m still the Lightweight champion and defended it successfully through the support that keeps coming from you guys always and all the way to Gomoa” Fenyi expressed.

By Augustus Dodoo

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