Ghana’s Bastie Samir made a successful return to the ring Saturday night with an eight-round unanimous decision win over Cameroun ‘s Kamdam Kouengoue at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra.
The cruiserweight contest saw all three judges scoring the bout 80-71 in favor of Samir (20-0-1, 18 KOs).
The 33-year-old Samir showed little signs of ring rust, dominating from bell to bell in the main event of a card organized by ACE Power Promotions.
“It was a great fight but I think I could have done better,” Samir told BoxingAfrica.com. “I have been out for a long time and that really affected my sharpness in the ring tonight.
“The focus is to continue fighting so I can regain my sharpness. That is what I am looking forward to and I believe it will happen.”
In the co-feature, unbeaten prospect Holy Dorgbetor moved to (9-0, 5 KOs) won a hard-fought, eight-round unanimous decision over veteran Emmanuel Quartey to retain his national featherweight title.
All three cards read 79-73.
Dorgbetor was confident of challenging for the WBO title next.
“I want to challenge for the WBO Africa belt next after this big win,” said Dorgbetor (9-0, 5 KOs) in an interview with BoxingAfrica.com.
“Quartey is a very good opponent and I am not surprised with his performance because I anticipated it.”
On the undercard, Issah Inusah won the national lightweight championship with a 12-round split decision over Mohammed Ali. Cards read 115-112, 110-116, and 115-112.
Richard Fenyi earned a second-round KO win over Sylvester Doku in their lightweight contest and, in featherweight action, Jonathan Pappor stopped Robert Nunoo in three rounds.
Emmanuel Baidoo Sarpey stopped Raymond Kofi Ansah in three rounds of their super welterweight contest while Abraham Afful recorded a second-round KO win over Moses Lartey in a welterweight contest.