Former World Featherweight Boxing Champion, Kid Poison of Ghana -- also known as David Kotey -- is making a comeback.
LV Poison (wearing dark shorts) and Wade (white shorts) boxing
SV Action in round three, with Poison knocking Wade to canvas, referee counts and they resume fighting, with Poison on attack to end of round
CU Floyd Patterson watching from ringside
SV Round five - Poison on the attack and knocking out Wade who is led back to corner after staggering to his feet ZOOM OUT AND IN TO winner Poison standing
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Background: Former World Featherweight Boxing Champion, Kid Poison of Ghana -- also known as David Kotey -- is making a comeback. He put himself firmly on the championship ladder again when he beat Billy Wade of the United States in Accra on Saturday (30 April).
SYNOPSIS: Kid Poison boxing in the dark shorts and Wade in white. Wade has the reputation of being one of the toughest boxers in the Featherweight Division in the United States, but Kid Poison made light work of him.
CUE READER AT 20 feet/ 32 secs. And this was only the third round. Poison had been training in the United States before the bout.
In Accra for the fight was former World Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson of the United States -- watching for the deciding punch -- which came in the fifth round.
CUE READER AT 49 feet/ 1 MIN 18 secs. Wade's legs could just not get him up inside the count. Poison lost his title to Danny Lopez of the United States in November last year. Lopez is reported to have undergone a successful operation for a wrist injury, but may not be able to fight for a while, giving Poison plenty of time to train for a world title shot.
CUE READER AT 68 feet/1 MIN 49 secs. Later this year, Poison is going for the African Featherweight title, matched against Laurent Bazie of the Ivory Coast.