‘Stopper’ Quaye displaying his title . On his left are GBA president Abraham Kotey Neequaye and emcee Nathaniel Attoh
Robert ‘Stopper’ Quaye needed just a round to stop Nathaniel Nukpe in the main bout of the ‘Danger Zone’ event at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, Accra on Saturday.
The win handed unbeaten Quaye the UBO Super Lightweight title, and said it will inspire him to go for the bigger belts.
Quaye started the fight fiercely by attacking his opponent with hefty punches and caught him on the canvas. The bombardment was enough for Nukpe to call it quits.
Nukpe told the media he was referred to as a Togolese instead of being Ghanaian, by the ring announcer, so he decided to quit the bout.
His decision to stop fighting surprised members of the audience, especially Ace Power Promotions officials.
General Manager of ACE Power Promotions Isaac Amankwah, described the incident as mistaken identity and unfortunate.
Quaye bettered his record to 20-0, (17 KOs), while Nukpe dropped to 13-8-1 (13 KOs).
Featherweight boxers, Holy Dorgbetor (8-0, 5 KOs) and Success Tetteh (10-3, 8 KOs) put up a great performance which earned Dorgbetor a 12-round unanimous decision win to win the national featherweight and UBO titles.
All three judges; Michael Neequaye, Clement Ashong and Shadrack Acquaye scored for Dorgbetor.
Tanzania’s Loren Japhet (11-5-2, 3 KOs) got a second-round knockout win over Nigerian Sherif Kareem (9-4, 7 KOs) in their Super Bantamweight contest, while Raphael King stopped Emmanuel Allotey in round five of a welterweight contest.
Victor Kuwornu also won with an eighth-round technical knockout win over Armah Quaye, while Light Heavyweight Ahmed Abdula defeated James Owoo in round two.
Emmanuel Quartey aka ‘Akufo-Addo’ beat Billy Quaye in round two in their Super Featherweight fight.
From The Sports Desk