Ghanaian middleweight boxer Elvis Ahorgah faced a challenging bout against Hassan Mwakinyo of Tanzania in the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Africa Middleweight Championship held in Zanzibar.
The event, titled “Mtata Mtatuzi” (The Problem Solver), saw Mwakinyo delivering a remarkable performance, leading to the stoppage of the fight in the 7th round at Amaan Stadium.
Mwakinyo showcased his prowess by putting Ahorgah down twice in the seventh round, prompting the referee to intervene and end the contest. The Tanzanian boxer demonstrated skill and determination, securing a well-deserved victory. The Ghanaian referee, May Mensah Akakpo, officiated the exciting match.
Ghanaian referee May Mensah Akakpo presided over the thrilling match, and Mr. Samir Captan, President of WBO Africa and a Ghanaian, presented the championship belt to the victorious Mwakinyo. Captan acknowledged the significance of winning the WBO Africa title, emphasizing that it opens doors for the new champion to be recognized among the world’s best.
Ghana, known for producing notable WBO Africa champions like lightweight boxer Sheriff Quaye, featherweight boxer John Laryea, super welterweight boxer Jacob Tetteh from the Bronx Boxing Gym, and Osman Haruna, currently with the James Town Gym, continues to make its mark in the boxing world.