First Akwa Cross Boxing Exhibition Underway In Uyo

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By CrossRiverWatch Admin

The competition is on going right now at the Uyo Township Stadium.

Our reporter at the event says Blessing Uben (CRS) defeated Jacintha Umunnukwe (AKS) 4-1 after 4 rounds in the 75kg middle weight category.

Next is the male 48kg lightweight category with Samuel Usen(AKS) facing a gold medalist at the 2017 National Youths Games, Ezekiel Etukeren (CRS).

The female 48kg lightweight bout also underway between Caroline Linus (AKS) vs Abasiama Moses (CRS).

Cross River state displayed their first real dominance in round 1 of the BANTAM weight
category with Patrick Paul (CRS) coming out strong but Richard Sunday (AKS) bounced back and turned around the points beating Patrick Paul by split decision 2-1.

Earlier, in FLY WEIGHT 52kg
category, Abua Christopher, a former Olympic invitee from CRS lost the closest contest to Tari George of AKS.

The referee had to stop the 60kg Lightweight fight after Unyime Friday (AKS) was knocked out by a former All African Games camp invitee, Robert Samuel.

Green horn, Ubi Uket (CRS) who demolished AKS’s old war horse and 2002 silver medalist at the African Boxing Championship, Lawrence Esin, in the first and second round, lost 2-1 in the third round as Lawrence bounced back to win by split decision.

Idongesit Monday (CRS) is squaring out with Idongesit Friday (AKS) in the ongoing bout.

It’s a close contest. It could be a rare Cross River state win.

The excitement continues and more updates will come shortly……

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