Previous Sports Minister H.E. Amarkai Amarteifio
Just about every champion athlete’s largest moment of bliss is the crowning or decoration with the symbol of his or her newfound status. In the case of Ghana’s first globe winner D.K Poison, it was denied him for safety good reasons.
A previous Athletics Minister of Ghana H.E. Amarkai Amarteifio has revealed in the future documentary The Boxing Mortgage, that D.K. Poison had his symbolic declaration as a winner done in the dressing home.
H.E. Amarkai Amarteifio, who was a Significant in the Ghana Army at the time, was also in charge of Ghana’s newbie boxing staff and that of the Armed forces.
He explained D.K. Poison’s defeat of Reuben Olivares as huge and momentous.
“To have this ultimate realization of a world champion not created politically exterior the ring but inside of the ring was a good point,” advised Pleasure Sports activities.
He uncovered that incidentally D.K. Poison’s hand was not lifted in the ring.
“His hand was lifted as a winner in the dressing home. D.K. Poison like Azumah Nelson defeated a Mexican Hero. He was invincible up to that time. He was genuinely legendary. He was massive.”
“So defeating him in Los Angeles which was complete of Mexicans and Latino’s, the arena was whole of them. It was not appropriate to the admirers. They couldn’t accept it. They rioted. They threw chairs.”
H.E. Amarkai Amarteifio further more narrated that in the confusion, DK Poison had to be taken out of the ring and the Police intervened.
“Attuquaye Clottey, his coach at the time was strike on the head with a chair and we think it was what resulted in his dying. He under no circumstances genuinely recovered simply because he died not much too lengthy right after that.”
By September 20, 1975, Reuben Olivares had a document of 80 wins, five losses and a attract and experienced stints with the WBA and WBC titles. Ghana’s D.K. Poison on the other hand had 30 wins, two losses and two attracts.
D.K. Poison’s documentary The Boxing Loan will be aired on the Pleasure Information channel (DSTV 421 and cost-free-to-air) ahead of the commemoration of his 45th anniversary of annexing the title which falls on September 20.