Those that stayed up through the early hours of Sunday morning may have an entitled opinion that the weekends best fight was the stunning affair in Las Vegas between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, and they’ll be right, as Tyson blew away any doubt as to who is the better, stronger, bigger, boxer to clinch the WBC belt again.
But on the Queensberry Promotions undercard to the Brad Foster v Jason Cunningham fight in Birmingham which was set up as a British undercard by Frank Warren to what would come later that evening in America, Ekow ‘the Engine’ Essuman finished his opponent off as Danny Ball, previously unbeaten in eleven fights, went the way of Deontay Wilder to be destroyed in clinical fashion, Essuman’s 16th straight win and seventh by KO.
It was a sixth-round stoppage in some style as Essuman who controlled his opponent, laid siege, a barrage of speedy punches to the body and face knocked his man down during the fight half way stage as he aimed helplessly protecting his face in the corner, a convincing end to a fight Essuman was favourite for, what lies next is bigger and better ahead.
Essuman the British, Commonwealth and European Champion stated “Defeating a young, hungry unbeaten challenger in the lions den, (his home town) Much respect to Danny Ball, and wishing him well”
He followed “We move on cruising to the next match but for now I’d like to thank all my friends family and team and special mention to all of my sponsors”
“Time to rest up and recover and plot for the next match.”
Essuman also stated in an interview after the fight “I’m very pleased. I hurt him in the first few rounds, hurt him a few more times, then it was just a case of taking him out. I’m gonna keep pushing to the top, and take over the world!”
*Main image @frankwarren_tv Essuman in action against Ball.