Sports - Box
  • Nigerian papers hail Peter after WBC title defence
    08 october 2007 09:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Monday paid tribute to US-based Nigerian boxer Samuel Peter, a day after he successfully defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight champion in New York city. Full text...

  • Nigerian papers hail Peter after WBC title defence
    08 october 2007 08:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigerian newspapers Monday paid tribute to US-based Nigerian boxer Samuel Peter, a day after he successfully defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight champion in New York city. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Samuel Peter successfully defends WBC title
    07 october 2007 08:27:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The World Boxing Council (WBC) interim heavyweight champion Samuel Peter of Nigeria has successfully defended his title through a unanimous decision over American Jameel McCline at the Madison Square Garden in New York City Saturday night. Full text...

  • Greater Accra Kickboxing Association inaugurated
    01 october 2007 12:21:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A 15-member body constituting the Greater Accra Regional Kickboxing Association (GAKBA) has been inaugurated as part of efforts to develop and popularise the sport in the country. Full text...

  • Nigerian interim WBC Champion defends title 6 Oct
    29 september 2007 15:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The interim World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion, Samuel Peter of Nigeria, will defend his title against American Jameel McCline 6 Oct. Full text...

  • Nigeria's Samuel Peter is new WBC champion
    25 september 2007 14:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The board of the World Boxing Council (WBC) has voted to name Nigerian boxer Samuel Peter WBC heavyweight interim world champion, sources close to the boxer's camp in the US told PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Peter-Maskaev WBC title fight may be postponed
    22 september 2007 10:50:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The much-anticipated World Boxing Council (WBC) title fight between Nigeria's Samuel Peter and naturalised American Oleg Maskaev, scheduled for 6 Oct at the Madison Square Garden in New York, may be postponed following back and ankle injuries sustained by Maskaev in training, PANA has learnt. Full text...

  • WBC title fight: Nigeria's Samuel Peter ready for Maskaev
    17 september 2007 12:56:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigeria's Samuel Peter has vowed to knock out the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev of Kazakhstan to win the world title. Full text...

  • 2 Kenyan female boxers eye world titles
    07 august 2007 11:58:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Two Kenyan female boxers, Congestina Achieng and Fatuma Zarika, will vie for world titles when they take on opponents from Trinidad and Tobago in Nairobi on 25 August. Full text...

  • Two Ghanaian boxers win WBA titles
    05 august 2007 10:20:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Lartei Lartey and Kpakpo Allotey overcame South African opponents on Sunday morning at the Globe Cinema in Accra to annex WBA titles. Full text...

  • Burkinabe boxers Kabore, Toke to defend African titles
    27 july 2007 21:44:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe boxers, Alexis Kabore and Patrice Sou Toke, will defend their African titles, respectively in the bantamweight and welterweight categories against Benin's Fatiou Fassinou and Togo's Ballogou Djol Evie, in Ouagadougou, Saturday, sporting sources said Friday. Full text...

  • AAG: Nigeria's coach laments poor showing in boxing
    22 july 2007 08:07:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) – Nigeria's national boxin-g coach, Obisia Nwankpa, has lamented the poor showing of the country's boxers at the ongoing 9th All Africa Games in Algiers, Algeria, describing it as "our worst outing in the history of the continental games''. Full text...

  • Four Ghanaians in boxing finals
    20 july 2007 13:03:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- All four members of the Black Bombers, Ghana's boxing team, who got to the quarter final stage at the 9th All Africa Games in Algiers, have zoomed into the final with impressive victories. Full text...

  • Ghanaian coaches worry over weight of boxers
    11 july 2007 20:12:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Head coach Roberto Ibanez Chavez and his assistant, Ofori Asare are worried about the attitude of their boxers ahead of the boxing segment of the Ninth All Africa Games. Full text...

  • Brimah Kamoko leads pack on Sikaprix bill in Kumasi
    14 may 2007 18:39:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Boxing crowd puller and rapper, Brimah Kamoko will light up the Ashanti Regional capital of Kumasi with his astute ringcraft and trademark gimmick when the Sikaprix Ash-Town Promotions stage a 13-bout show at the Prempeh Assembly Hall next Friday. Full text...

  • 11 Nigerian boxers for African championship
    27 april 2007 10:55:00
    Lagos- Nigerian (PANA) -- The Nigeria Amateur Boxing Association (NABA) has selected 11 boxers for the African Boxing Championship scheduled for 18-28 May in Madagascar. Full text...

  • Mensah Ghana's new lightweight champ
    24 march 2007 19:02:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Youthful Albert Mensah on Saturday became the new national lightweight boxing champion when he dethroned Ben "Congo Soldier" Ankrah at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex here. Full text...

  • Nigerian boxer alleges conspiracy over WBC title
    19 march 2007 14:43:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Nigeria's boxing hopeful, Samuel Peter, Monday said he was seeking God's intervention over a conspiracy to deny him a shot at the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title. Full text...

  • Abidjan hosts West African boxing tourney
    27 february 2007 09:18:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The boxing qualifiers of the 2007 African Games billed for Algiers, Algeria are underway here with contestants from the Confederation of African Boxing (CAB) Zone 3 vying in various categories, the Ivorian Boxing Federation announced. Full text...

  • Cameroon to host world kickboxing tournament May
    17 february 2007 14:18:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The world's kickboxing championship takes place on 21 May in Cameroon, the president of the Cameroonian kickboxing Federation, Emmanuel Essissima, announced Saturday. Full text...

  • Handlers allege "international conspiracy" against Nigerian boxer Peter
    16 february 2007 16:53:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- An international conspiracy to deny Nigeria's Samuel Peter a shot at the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title is afoot, sources close to the boxer's camp have alleged. Full text...

  • Uganda's boxing body introduces pre-tournament HIV, Hepatitis B testing
    05 february 2007 12:44:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- In a bid to avoid infections in the blood- letting sport, Uganda Amateur Boxing Federation (UABF) has imposed a mandatory HIV/AIDS testing along side a dope test before commencement of any bout sanctioned by the local governing body. Full text...

  • Frimpong wins Africa's heavyweight title
    18 november 2006 14:17:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Frank "the Big Shark" Frimpong on Friday night stopped Nigeria's Adewale "the Tiger" Abe in round one to grab the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) heavyweight title. Full text...

  • Ghana boxing championship enters 3rd week
    10 november 2006 18:31:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) - – The 'Men Only' Championship Boxing Night enters the third week this weekend with eight bouts lined up to thrill boxing fans. Full text...

  • Ghana's Frimpong fights Nigeria's Adewale for ABU title
    30 october 2006 08:07:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Frank "the Big Shark" Frimpong, Ghana's heat wave in the African heavyweight boxing class, has a date 17 November with Nigeria's Adewale Abe in an African Boxing Union (ABU) title fight. Full text...

  • Scrap dealer seizes boxing rings
    20 october 2006 19:28:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A local scrap dealer has seized 10 boxing rings under construction for the National Sports Council (NSC) at the Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, apparently on court orders. Full text...

  • Cudjoe upbeat about title defence
    20 october 2006 18:23:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) - – Galley Cudjoe, national bantamweight boxing champion, is upbeat about his title defence against Lante Addy of Attoh Quashie gym on Saturday. Full text...

  • Ghanaian Amidu wins WABU featherweight title
    15 october 2006 22:10:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Yakubu Amidu scored a technical knockout over Fassou Fatiou of Benin Republic to clinch the West African Boxing Union (WABU) featherweight belt in Accra Sunday. Full text...

  • 700 million cedis boxing league launched in Accra
    25 september 2006 18:36:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – A 700 million cedis (about $-70 thousand) professional boxing league was launched Monday at the premises of Metroplolitan Television here. Full text...

  • Moroccan crowned new U-19 world boxing champ
    20 september 2006 11:11:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan boxer Mehdi Ouatine has become the new world champion in the 54-kg category at the end of the 2006 World U-19 junior tournament held in Agadir, 600 km south of here. Full text...

  • Kenya to host int'l female boxing tourney
    12 september 2006 20:06:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya will host an all-women international boxing tournament in Nairobi in December, a local promoter confirmed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Japanese firm to promote kickboxing in Ghana
    25 july 2006 19:00:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) – Japan's Remix Models Company- is to invest in kickboxing in Ghana, Christian Kpodar, a consultant for the project said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ghana's Agbeko makes US debut August 26
    23 july 2006 16:26:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Joseph "King Kong" Agbeko, Ghana's steel fisted bantamweight boxer will make a US debut on 26 August when he mounts the ring in Las Vegas against Vernie Torres of the Philippines at the Oxnard Performing Arts Centre. Full text...

  • Laila Ali to fight O'Neil of Guyana in Cape Town
    30 june 2006 21:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The daughter of legendary former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammed Ali, will fight Gwendolyn O'Neil of Guyana in Cape Town 5 August. Full text...

  • Togo's Ballogou retains boxing title
    05 june 2006 13:03:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese boxer Sabou Ballogou retained his International world middleweight champion title after dealing a KO against Ukrainian Vladimir Borovski in their fourth round in Lome Saturday night. Full text...

  • Benin's Lokossou loses African title
    04 june 2006 14:55:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Beninese boxer Theodore Lokossou, the African featherweight champion for two years, has been stripped of his title for failing to travel to Lome in Togo to defend his title late Saturday against Togolese Moebi Sarouna. Full text...

  • Togolese wins African light middleweight title
    27 may 2006 10:41:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's Kodjo "Pico" Gbossou is the new African light middleweight champion after a shock defeat of long-time titleholder Nazaire Padonou of Benin. Full text...

  • Delegates reflect on uplifting boxing in Africa
    26 may 2006 17:13:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The chairman of the African Boxing Confederation (ABC), Dr Abdallah Bessalem, has called raising the level of boxing in Africa, after deploying how boxers on the continent lacked bout opportunities and professionalism during international competitions. Full text...

  • Lome to host African boxing confed meet
    24 may 2006 08:41:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The statutory committee of the African Boxing Confederation (ABC) will convene Thursday in Lome, Togo, an official of the Togolese Boxing Federation (TBF) has disclosed. Full text...

  • Kenyan boxer in Germany for world title fight
    23 may 2006 17:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Fatuma Zarika is off to Germany for a Women Intentional Boxing Federation (WIBF) featherweight title against Anne Menzer on Saturday. Full text...

  • Kenyan female boxing ex-champion to take on Ugandan opponent
    11 may 2006 21:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Former World Boxing Foundation women's middleweight champion, Congestina Achieng of Kenya, takes on Uganda's Florence Nalukwago in a non-title fight here 3 June, organisers said Thursday. Full text...

  • Ivorian Zorkot, Burkinabe Idrissa in African boxing tie
    31 march 2006 14:44:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Africa's Welterweight champion, Ivorian Kaled Zorkot enters the ring here Friday against Burkinabe Kaboré Idrissa as part of the African Boxing championship under way in the Ivorian capital. Full text...

  • US boxer upbeat ahead of her WBC title fight
    28 march 2006 20:57:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- US boxer Yvonne Reis said on Tuesday that she was in Nairobi to punish her Kenyan opponent Conjestina Achieng and win the women's World Boxing Council (WBC) title fight slated for Saturday here. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean pugilist vows to defeat Kenyan woman opponent
    01 february 2006 09:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Zimbabwe's woman pugilist Monalisa Sibanda is in Nairobi for a non-title against Kenya's Africa and World middleweight champion, Congestina Achieng. Full text...

  • Kenya's WIBF champ to fight Zambian female boxer
    09 january 2006 12:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's female boxing sensation, Conjestina Achieng, will fight Zambia's Monalisa Sibanda in a non-title bout slated for 4 February, organizers said here Monday. Full text...

  • Ghanaians Allotey, Ankrah chase African boxing title
    14 november 2005 15:47:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghanaian boxers Kpakpo Allotey and Ben "Congo Soldier" Amkrah will fight 2 December at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex here for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title. Full text...

  • Burkinabe boxer selected for world tourney
    07 october 2005 15:21:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Burkinabe boxer Aboubacar Sanou will participate in the African team to be featured at the Senior World Boxing Tourney slated for 11-22 November in China. Full text...

  • GABA seeks corporate sponsorship to improve boxing
    05 october 2005 20:06:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghana Amateur Boxing Association (GABA) has decided to blaze a trail like its football counterpart, the Ghana Football Association to seek corporate capital to improve the sport. Full text...

  • Awinbino wins Ghana's super welterweight title
    03 october 2005 18:11:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Thomas Awinbono, fighting only in his second year as a professional boxer, became the national super welterweight champion when he stopped fellow Godwin Cudjoe at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex at the weekend here. Full text...

  • Ghana's Osei wins ABU heavyweight title
    27 august 2005 12:14:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's Lee Manuel Osei wrestled the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) heavyweight belt when he out-pointed Adewale Abe of Nigeria early Saturday morning at the Azumah Nelson Sports Complex in Accra. Full text...

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