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Richard Towers unable to get visa to enter Australia, fight with Lucas Browne off

RICHARD TOWERS has been forced to withdraw from his eagerly anticipated heavyweight clash with Lucas Browne because he is unable to obtain a visa to enter Australia.

The pair were set to meet at the Melbourne Pavilion this Thursday (July 25th) in a final elimination contest for the Commonwealth title.

After months of training, both Richard and Lucas are devastated that the fight is no longer taking place.

This was a contest that everybody was looking forward to and Hatton Promotions had worked hard to secure the coverage it deserved.

“We believe that all steps had been taken for Richard to take part in the fight,” said Hatton Promotions head of boxing Richard Poxon.

“This was going to be one of the best heavyweight clashes made this year, so it’s extremely disappointing that the fans won’t get a chance to see it.

“However, our sole focus must now be on securing a worthy opponent for Lucas to face on the 25th”.


INTERNATIONAL BOXING FEDERATION AFRICA (IBF/AFRICA) – SATURDAY 20 JULY, 2013, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA -Issa Samir fought to leave Bukom slums all his life and now he is living to fight for prosperity. Capped it with his charmed demeanor, the lad has the clearest path ever to the title for any boxer of his age. He fought at the 2008 Beijing Olympics representing his beloved country of Ghana and those who know him tell the story of a young man who would stop at nothing to get what he want.

He teamed up with another awesome young Turk and the IBF Continental Africa Welterweight and #5 IBF I/C rated Frederick Lawson a.k.a Sugar Ray. But, for Issa Samir, life is what you make it and he has always wanted a good one. If it takes a prolong suffering in the ring to achieve his goals in life, Samir is prepared to endure it so long as he get what he want. The young man is “A Go Getter” and the words “hard work” have been the hallmark of his success.

Ghana is assuming its rightful place at the boxing stage in the African continent and as the country come to terms with the number of young boxers fighting for international honors, its market continued to grown steadily.

Issa Samir is slated to defend his “IBF World Youth Jr. Middleweight Title” against a Ghanian stylish slugger Aryee Ayittey a 23 years old with the boxing record of 10(7)-4-0. This is not going to be easy for Samir as the young Ayittey knows his style or two in the ring. It may be easy to fight a foreigner who does not know your stamina, style and capability. Whatever the case, Samir is prepared to face Aryee Ayittey any time, any where!

The young Turks will face each other on August 30, 2013 at the Accra national Sports Stadium under the GoldenMike Boxing Production Syndicate and Golden Concept owned and managed by Ghanaian promotional Gurus Henry Manly-Spain and Michael Attoh Tetteh.

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Aryee Ayittey working on the punching bag

This would be another epic rumble for Ghana after Samir’s dispatch of the Georgian slugger Robison Omshraskavil in May 5, 2013 at the same venue. Coming on the hills of the recent battle when Amazingly Ghanaian Richard Commey made the Englishman Paul Turscott his victim 16 in an accelerating rumble at the London York Hall over the weekend.

Many more looming epic boxing tournaments are on the offing and they are taking place when boxing boom in Ghana is rearing. The IBF Continental Africa Welterweight King Frederick Lawson a.k.a Sugar Ray is battling George Ungiadze from the Republic of Georgia in Accra Tonight.

As for Issa Samir, his epic battle rekindles the memories of the great Ghanaian boxers Poison Kotey, Ike Quartey and Prof. Azumah Nelson. It is only natural to assume that the young Turk will go the way his Ghanaian heroes have gone.

Watch this space for more news coming on Samir!!!



, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – Finally, the IBF Continental Africa Welterweight King and I/C rated # 5 marvelous Frederick Lawson had his day in the ring after winning a thrilling title tournament to become the new IBF International Welterweight King. The rumble which took place at the Jubilee Pool House, near Club House in Accra, Ghana last night, kept boxing spectators on their feet throughout the fight.

The Georgian Strongman George Ungiadze went to the ring to the tumult chants of the accompanying small but noisy entourage of fans from Eastern Europe who reside in Ghana and the neighboring West African countries, spitting fires throwing every punch he knew from the book. He managed to push his archrival Lawson ak.a Sugar Ray to the neutral corner. For Ungiadze, that was it, he had to win!

His country, the Republic of Georgia and the constant chorus of his accompanying fans had pinned their hopes on him. “He had to win, looking at the way he was punching they kept on screaming above the shouts of the thousands of Ghanaian fans. Unfortunately though, for the Strongman from the Republic of Georgia he had met his real match in marvelous Frederick Lawson a.k.a Sugar Ray, the “Kid around the Block”.

Punches that assured Frederick Lawson of the victory started in round five. The combatants were squaring it out to each other, Lawson using telling jabs and sometimes scoring with fast combinations and Ungiadze using body punches and inside technique. Up to that point, Ungiadze seemed to contained Lawson as he kept on the pressure with his huge right hook that kept on discouraging Lawson but, something HAPPENED!.

Out of the blue, where nobody could have imagined came the hard right hook to Ungiadze’s left jaw. At first Ungiadze seemed to be stable as he grimaced to the impact of the punch but he did not anticipated what was coming later.

Seen him frowned still with the impact of his hard right, the Beijing 2008 Ghanaian Olympiad Lawson a.k.a Sugar Ray connected with two rapid jabs to his head followed by the massive right uppercut. Ungiadze stood still with his hands hanging in limbo from the impact of the uppercut. He nearly fell down like a dried leaf from the tree but, he was so lucky that the bell rang to serve him, otherwise it would have been as a clear knock down.

Ungiadze’s Apocalypse!

Marvelous Frederick Lawson a.k.a Sugar Ray lambasted Ungiadze with several jabs to his. Ungiaze’s sweat splashed to the ringside spectators from the impact of the punches. This was his round, as he kept on landing one punch after another.

Things changed rapidly two minute before the end of round 10. As Ungiadze’s body was absorbing Lawson’s lethal punches, a huge round punch threw him to the ropes as Lawson started working on his body like hungry lion.

By the time the bell of round 12 rang Ungiadze knew one thing for sure; that he was not the MAN of the day and this was confirmed by the judges as the fans were rushing to the ring like pack of solders in the battlefield.

It was all over, all over, and marvelous Frederick Lawson a.k.a Sugar Ray was jumping up joyfully to the blaring shouts and songs of his fans and all the spectators in the hall. He was the New IBF International Welterweight King! The scores were all inn favor of him 120-118, 118-109, 118-109 making it Unanimous decision.

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