Boxing News Fri, 8 Mar 2019

Toke demands rematch with Samir

Burkinabe pugilist, Patrice Sou Toke, has demanded a rematch with Ghana’s Issah Samir after losing a middleweight encounter via a unanimous decision at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra last Wednesday.

Samir found favour with the judges who scored the fight 80-71, 80-73 and 80-71.

Toke,35 (23-7-1), was livid that the bout ended in the eighth round when he had penned down a 10-round agreement with the promoters, Landmark Promotions.

He, therefore, demanded a rematch with the Ghanaian in Benin, vowing to avenge his defeat.

Issah, 29, who is undefeated in his 17 professional bouts, dominated the bout from start to finish in that hard fought victory.

Both boxers engaged in fierce exchanges from the sound of the bell, flying overhead punches to the jaws and body.

The trend was no different in the second round as they traded punches in front of a quiet crowd which braved the bad weather to watch the fight.

However, the Ghanaian decided to pull away with his reach from the third to sixth round, jabbing Toke at will and dazzing him with a combination of punches.

Toke came back into the fray and kept the spectators on their feet in the seventh when he engaged in a fierce banter with the Ghanaian.

In the other bouts, Delali Miledzi made light work of Burkinabe Jules Kabore with a third round technical knockout in their West Africa Boxing Union (WABU) Championship bout.

In a super middleweight contest, Emmanuel Danso beat Iddris Kabore via a second round technical knockout.

The night also saw Eric Quarm winning his super featherweight fight following the disqualification of Richman Ashley.

Source: Graphic.com.gh
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