Ghana’s Musa Rahman Lawson was crowned winner of the spicy international armature middleweight contest when he Technically Knocked out [TKO] his Lebanese opponent, Elias Farah.
The bout which was expected to last for eight rounds did not live to expectation as spectators witnessed the shortest bout of the night which chronicled only 18 punches for referee Rosemary Ametepey to give the ruling.
Musa Rahman Lawson dressed in white whilst his opponent Elias Farah presented himself in red. The fight lasted for less than three minutes.
Musa’s first right hook landed Elias Farah to the ground, but the latter complained that he slipped.
Elias returned to full action in agility this time throwing jabs but to the dismay of the spectators which had a large representation of Lebanese nationals, their boxer went down again after a punch from Musa’s right hand.
For the second time, Elias came back but luck eluded him again after a powerful right blow burst on his face, retiring him to the ground. Farah sat down in a form of meditating as referee Ametepey counted time out.
The Lebanese were very disappointed in their aspiring boxer and later left after the verdict was given, but for young Maria Alaska who also aspires to be a boxer in future she believe the Ghanaian boxer was too tough for her fellow Country man, on the other hand, she is very optimistic, “this time Ghana has won but next time we will see,” she said.
The evening was graced by African boxing hall of fame Azumah Nelson, Ghana’s 1st World Boxing Champion DK. Poison, former Mayor of Accra now the MP for Ablekuma South Hon. Alfred Oko Vanderpuye and a host of others.