In the latest battle between Ghana and Nigeria, the green and white flag was victorious. Headlining Azumah Nelson Fight Night 5, Round 2, Nigeria’s Wahab Oluwasuen comfortably outpointed Ghana’s Bright Ayala, winning a wide, 12-round unanimous decision and the vacant WBA Pan Africa title belt in Accra’s Bukom Boxing Arena.
Oluwaseun, who is currently based in Ghana, now runs his impressive record to 16-0 (10 KOs). The outcome was never in doubt, in spite of a slow start from both combatants. Oluwaseun (pictured left with Azumah Nelson) seized control in the third and never let up, using his faster hands and combinations.
But there were some hairy moments, such as in round five, when Oluwaseun was briefly rocked by an Ayala right. The Nigerian rebounded with a strong sixth. Even when he appeared to be fading, he continued to use his jab and keep Ayala off-balance.
Oluwaseun remained in control heading into the championship rounds. After a strong eleventh, he stood toe-to-toe with Ayala in the final stanza, to the crowd’s delight. The action reached its crescendo in the last 30 seconds as both took turns hurting the other. In the end, two judges scores it 120-109 while a third had it 119-111, all for Oluwaseun. Ayala falls to 14-1 (9 KOs).
Emmanuel Martey successfully defended his Ghana super middleweight title, moving to 13-0 (9 KOs) with a twelve-round majority decision over Emmanuel Anim. One judge scored it even at 115-115, the other two cards read 119-112 and 115-113 for Martey. Anim drops to 13-1 (11 KOs).
In super lightweight action, Kpakpo Allotey ran his record to 12-0 (8 KOs) with an eight-round unanimous decision over Abraham Afful. Cards read 79-72, 78-73 and 77-74. Afful is now 8-4-1 (8 KOs).
Felix Ajom and Michael Ansah battled to a head-scratching, 12-round split draw. One score read 117-111 for Ajom, another 1117-112 for Ansah while the third judge had it 117-117. Ajom’s record stands at 8-1-2 (7 KOs). Ansah is now 13-8-3 (9 KOs). The Ghana super featherweight title was on the line.
Wasiru Mohammed remained undefeated, but was taken the distance for the first time in his career. Mohammed moved to 7-0 (6 KOs) with an eight-round unanimous decision over Ezekiel Tetteh in super bantamweight action. All three cards read 80-74. Tetteh is now 7-4 (6 KOs).