Nigerian-born Ngozika Ekwelum continued to make impressive headway through the ranks of the world's heavyweights when he convincingly knocked out a Brazilian opponent, Fabricio Descamps, in West Berlin yesterday (Tuesday, March 18).
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Background: Nigerian-born Ngozika Ekwelum continued to make impressive headway through the ranks of the world's heavyweights when he convincingly knocked out a Brazilian opponent, Fabricio Descamps, in West Berlin yesterday (Tuesday, March 18).
Ekwelum had been in West Berlin for the previous three weeks, training with the well-known Berlin ringmaster Fritz Gretschel. His fight against the tough Brazilian took place in the Deutschlandhalle before a packed audience.
From the opening, Ekwalum boxed carefully and the fight was off to a slow start. Neither boxer was prepared to open out fully and the result, at the end of first round, seemed unlikely to prove spectacular.
But spectacular it was in the second round, when Ekwelum caught the Brazilian with a stupendous right cross which lifted Descamps off his feet and left him senseless on the floor of the ring for several minutes.
This victory means that Ekwelum has lost only two of his last twelve fights.
SYNOPSIS: Nigerian heavyweight boxer Ngozika Ekwelum...in training in West Berlin for a forthcoming fight against top-class world opposition. Ekwelum spent some weeks in West Berlin preparing for the fight, which was another stage in his continuing progress in European rings against opponents from throughout the world.
Ekwelum's opponent in West Berlin was to be Brazilian Fabricio Descamps...and to prepare for the contest, Ekwelum trained under the well-known West German trainer, Fritz Gretschel..... Clearly the Nigerian - who had won nine of his previous eleven bouts, was determined to be at the peak of his form.
This promising fighter, who was born in Lagos 27 years ago, had fought in boxing rings throughout West Germany as well as in Britain and France in the past two years.
In this, his latest fight, he appeared before a capacity crowd in the West Berlin Deutschlandhalle. The fight got away to a slow start but here, in the second round Ekwelum began to open out.
And it's all over. Descamps hits the canvas and Ekwelum makes his recent European record ten wins out of twelve...and it's another step in the progress of a promising Nigerian fighter.