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Ataa Eddie Pappoe Backs Referee Tony Weeks



Ataa Eddie Pappoe, Ghana’s leading boxing referee /judge, has said, Referee Tony Weeks was right for stopping the fight between Isaac Dogbe and Cesar Juarez in the Interim World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Bantamweight title fight, last Saturday, at the Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra.

According to Ataa Eddie Pappoe, who is the President of African Boxing Union Ring Officials, the referee in the middle acted professionally on the night.

“There was nothing wrong with the stoppage. Tony acted swiftly and promptly. There are rules of every game.”

The renowned referee said in an interview with GNA Sports.

After the fight, the Mexican who had fell heavily on the canvass from a left hook from Dogboe protested the decision.

Ataa Eddie Pappoe, noted that the number of falls in a fight, plays a role deciding the winner of a contest, including ring generalship.

Ataa Eddie Pappoe, said the recent seminar for boxing trainers was in the right direction and commended the leadership of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) who have been working with previous presidents to ensure that the sport is on track.

He congratulated former presidents, Samir Captan and Moses Foe Amoaning for their contributions, even when they are not running affairs.

He urged all stake holders to put their shoulders to the wheel to push Ghana Boxing to its proper position as the leading discipline.

Source: GNA

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