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Undefeated WBO Africa middleweight Champion Walter Kautondokwa says Ghanaian boxer Obodai Sai is the weakest opponent he has ever fought. The Namibian on Saturday defeated the Ghanaian with an impressive fifth round Technical knockout at the Bukom Boxing arena. Kautondokwa who is now 15 fights without defeat ,14 by way of knockouts is in line to challenge for the WBO World middleweight belt, currently held by Billy Joe Saunders. He insists Obodai Sai is not a credible boxer. “It was not difficult at all because for the first round i was checking him but then i could see he was…

Ghanaian 800m runner Alex Amankwah says he is working hard to win Ghana’s first gold medal at the upcoming World Athletics Championship in London. The Middle distance runner is one of four Ghanaians who have qualified for the Championship slated for London in August. “When it comes to track, I train hard, I work hard and I want to win. I don’t go out there to come second or third, I want to go out there and win”, Alex said. “But I also do understand that there is a process and it takes time for these things to happen and…

The 3rd edition of the annual Sheikh Sharubutu Ramadan Cup will be launched on Thursday June 1, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra. The event is scheduled to start at 10:00AM and will be graced by the Minister for Zongo and Inner City Development, Hon. Boniface Abubakar Saddique . The launch will also hold a live draw for the preliminary round. The football fiesta, which is named in honour of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu, brings together various Zongo communities to compete in a one-day football gala as part of activities marking the end of…

Tennis player Maxime Hamou’s accreditation has been revoked by the organisers of the French Open after he tried to kiss a female reporter repeatedly during a live TV interview. The French player, 21, kissed journalist Maly Thomas while holding her around her neck and shoulders, despite her efforts to duck away. In a statement, the French Tennis Federation (FTT) condemned the “reprehensible behaviour”. Hamou has not responded. The incident happened after he was knocked out of the first round of the competition on Monday. It was broadcast on Eurosport programme Avantage Leconte. It has drawn ire on social media, including…

Anthony Joshua is waiting to hear if he could be forced to give up one of his two world heavyweight titles without losing it in the ring. Wladimir Klitschko appears ready to invoke a rematch clause to face Joshua later this year which would force the Nigerian-born to give up the IBF title he won against Charles Martin if the boxing authorities rule he has to take on his mandatory challenger Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev next. But Joshua’s promotor Eddie Hearn is lobbying for Joshua to be allowed to fight Klitschko for both the WBC and IBF titles with the winner…

Anthony Joshua has told Wladimir Klitschko to forget a heavyweight title rematch with him and hang up his gloves, The Ukrainian lost a brilliant fight against the British Olympic star in April for the IBF and WBA belts but he has a rematch clause he can exercise. Klitschko would be approaching 42 when any re-run of their epic battle could take place while AJ will be even more experienced and skilled. Younger big men like Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker are in the mix, if the veteran does not demand a second chance. And Joshua would like to…

The World Rugby Council has approved the application by the Ghana Rugby Football Union as a full member union, bringing the total number to 104 full members and 17 associates. The union became an associate member of World Rugby in April 2004 and is a full member of Rugby Africa, the regional association. T he union actively partakes in regional activities and participates in a range of Rugby Africa tournaments. It is recognized by its National Olympic Committee and fulfills World Rugby’s full membership criteria. The application was supported by the World Rugby Executive Committee, Rugby Africa and World Rugby’s…

Floyd Mayweather says there is a “90% chance” he will take on Conor McGregor if he returns to the ring as it is “the only fight that makes sense”. Former five-weight world champion Mayweather retired unbeaten in September 2015 after 49 bouts. Ireland’s UFC lightweight champion McGregor, 28, claims he has signed his half of the deal to fight the American. “I think the fight will happen” said 40-year-old Mayweather. “We have to give the people what they want to see.” Mayweather, who was speaking after his fighter Gervonta Davis beat Liam Walsh in London, said he would speak to…

The Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has been assured by OlympAfrica International Foundation of their support. According to the executive director of the foundation, Alassane Theirno Diack his office will work closely with the GOC ensure that Ghana’s OlympAfrica project becomes a reality. Diack gave this assurance when he paid a day’s visit to Ghana to inspect the OlympAfrica project site at Amasaman Wednesday. His visit formed part of efforts been made by the President of the GOC, Ben Nunoo Mensah to revive the Amasaman project after it was abandoned about five years ago. The Executive Director explained that the project…

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor claims he has signed his half of a deal to fight former five-weight boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather. There have been rumours of a proposed bout between the Irishman and Mayweather since late 2016 following McGregor’s win over Eddie Alvarez to become a two-weight UFC world champion. “The first and most important part of this historic contract has now officially been signed off on,” McGregor, 28, told themaclife.com. “Congratulations to all parties involved.” He said the emphasis was now on 40-year-old American Mayweather and his advisor Al Haymon. UFC president Dana White confirmed McGregor had…

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