Allotey furious after defeat

HARARE - Ghanaian boxer Patrick Allotey says he will protest to the World Boxing Council against his defeat to Zimbabwean Charles Manyuchi in Saturday’s WBC welterweight title fight in Lusaka, Zambia.

Allotey’s camp is not pleased with the decision by South African referee Sylvia Makaida to stop the fight in the eighth round, giving the fight to Manyuchi on a technical knockout.

Although the Ghanaian’s camp was furious, all the three judges had Manyuchi ahead with 40 points and Allotey trailing with 36, 35 and 33.

The newly-crowned WBC welterweight champion, Manyuchi was pleased with his performance.

“I am happy I defeated him (Allotey), he was holding too much and I like my style of fighting.

“I always had the bout under control though I must admit he is a good boxer but I managed to overcome him,” Manyuchi said after the fight.

When asked about his failure to kill off the fight and in the process exposing himself to punches as he did in the second round that resulted in a cut, Manyuchi said he got the cut after he was head butted by Allotey.

And the Allotey camp cried foul after the loss and attributed it to a cocktail of reasons which ranged from poor boxing tactics from Manyuchi to the referee and to the venue among others.

Allotey’s coach Kwasi Asane Ofori said Manyuchi was a “rubbish boxer” who will not go far and only got the win thanks to South African referee Makaida.

Ofori complained that the Chinese-built, multi-purpose Government Complex venue did not have proper ventilation for an indoor facility.

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