Ghanaian world championship hopeful, Samuel Kotey Neequaye improved his burgeoning career record to 20 wins in as many fights and an impressive 15 knockouts to boot after adding Guillermo Sanchez to his list of conquests on Friday night.
In perhaps the toughest fight of his career thus far, 29 year old Neequaye edged the strong challenge of Sanchez in their Lightweight clash at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York via a unanimous points’ decision victory.
Refereed by Paul Brown, Judge Tom Schreck scored it 76-75, Don Trella also scored it 76-75 whilst judge number three, Don Ackerman had his scorecard 77-74, all in favour of the hard hitting Samuel Kotey Neequaye despite suffering a knockdown in the second round.
“He stepped on my feet because he is a southpaw and threw a straight right which I thought the ref will not count. But rather I took the count and it made me more aggressive when I woke up. You know it comes with the territory where the strong survives,” Neequaye explained to the Ghana based website www.sportsinghana.com from his US base.
It meant that the Ghanaian nicknamed Unbelievable, maintained his unbeaten streak to 20 fights amid declaring his readiness to take on the big boys in a massively talented Lightweight division of world boxing.
“Thanks to all my fans who have supported me throughout my career. It was a hard fight against Sanchez and I’m glad I was able to come out victorious after second round knockdown. It’s all about hard work and dedication,” Neequaye wrote on his Facebook page Sunday morning.
He added: “I want to thank all Ghanaians for their prayers and support and promise to keep winning to make the nation proud.”