Sporting activities News of Saturday, 15 August 2020
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Incomplete will be the term if you go away out David Kotey in your attempt to chronicle the abundant background of Ghana boxing.
He is an icon, a trailblazer for a sport that is liked and adored by bulk of Ghanaians.
There had been some others in advance of him but he popularized it. He was a explanation persons lined up in streets.
In the darkest intervals of Ghana’s history which experienced troopers toying with electricity, Poison was a shining light-weight.
In advance of the greats Azumah and Ike Quartey, there was DK Poison, a feisty fighter who punched with tiny mercy.
He was nicknamed ‘Poison’ due to the contagious nature of his blows.
At the peak of his prowess, folks lined up in streets to welcome him and his titles.
Ghana’s very first at any time earth title winner, a feat he chalked in 1975 immediately after beating Rubén Olivares by break up factors choice soon after 15 rounds.
His payback for getting an ambassador for this region is a $45,000 financial loan he gave the to the Acheampong administration which continues to be unpaid.
Successive governments have promised to settle the personal debt but none has acted on it.
The video underneath is a battle he had with Mexican boxer David Sotelo in 1995
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