Two of Ghana’s biggest hopes for world championship success, Patrick ‘Darling Boy Arrow’ Allotey and Richard Harrison Lartey, the self-proclaimed ‘Son of Eagle’ both successfully defended their WBO Africa titles in Accra on Cabic Promotions’ Big Fight Night 2 Monday night to retain their perfect standings for the year and maintain their push for global recognition.
Allotey improved to 40-3, 30 KOs after putting up a very tactical display to see off an otherwise tough challenge of Congo DR foe, Sherif Kasongo (falls to 12-4, 6 KOs), the three ringside judges scoring it 120-108, 118-108, 119-109 to hand a landslide victory to the Ghanaian who retains his title and looks ahead to moving up in the world ratings when the WBO next release their global rankings.
“First of all, let me give thanks to Cabic Promotions who have shown tremendous support since day one and I’m very excited to have won this fight this evening against a very good opponent. I assure everyone that I’ll definitely chase the world title and give it my best shot at winning it for everybody next year,” Allotey told this writer post-fight.
Also victorious on Monday night was Lartey, whose opponent, Morris Okola retired at the end of round 9, failing to answer the bell for the 10th stanza of their 12-rounder in the Ghana capital to hand the world title chasing Ghanaian a first successful defense of the WBO Africa heavyweight belt he won in August with an even more impressive round 2 KO of Boniface Kabore of neighboring Burkina Faso at the same Bukom Boxing Arena.