Ekow Essuman defeats Chris Kongo by majority decision to defend his titles and become the new WBC silver international title holder in Manchester.
A fight that was viewed as evenly, Chris implemented his size advantage well in the early rounds as he attempted to keep Essuman at bay with his jab.
Chris Kongo continued to frustrate Essuman’s hopes of getting inside until Essuman started getting close in the sixth round to pin his opponent down to the ropes with heavy shots.
Essuman nicknamed “the Engine” kept increasing the tempo of the fight in the eleventh round as Kongo began to trade with him, but a big left was landed by Essuman which hurt Kongo to force him to hold on.
Kongo was in trouble with unsteady legs but did his best to hold on with couple of jabs while Essuman was busy with landing the harder punches.
One judge had it a draw 114-114 while two judges scored 116-113 and 115-114 in favor of Ekow Essuman to win via majority decision.
After the fight the champion Essuman said “Boxing is about what you can do when you are tired, not what you can do when you are fit and that’s why I’m called “the Engine.”
By Nana Yaw Takyi Anderson.