Ekow Essuman secures fine points win and lands prestigious Black Achievers Award on the same night


Ekow Essuman celebrated a fine double success after securing his latest victory in the boxing ring and landing a prestigious award on the same night.

The talented Nottingham welterweight secured a points win over tough Serge Ambomo at Harvey Hadden Sports Centre with another excellent.

And while he was racking up his latest win, he was handed the Sportsman of the Year prize at the Black Achievers Awards which was held at the East Midlands Conference Centre.

It underlined the impressive start Essuman has made in the professional ranks with his win over Ambomo taking him to five wins and no defeats.

Reflecting on his spectacular double, the 28-year-old is planning to take his career from strength to strength.

“It was a brilliant night,” he said.

“I was in tough fight against a boxer who had fought for Cameroon in the Olympics and he was no pushover.

“He gave it everything he could which I knew he would, but I thought I boxed well and I ended up giving him a standing eight count in the later rounds.

“And because I was fighting on the same night, I couldn’t attend the Black Achievers Awards, but I was delighted to learn that I had won that too.

“It capped off what was a terrific evening and I was truly humbled to be recognised for the work I’ve been putting in. I just want to thank everybody that voted for me.

“Boxing is a hard sport. However it is the life that I choose and I love that it has allowed me to not only continue to full fill my own goals but use the sport to inspire others within my local community.”

Ekow Essuman beat Serge Ambomo.

Essuman is one of Nottingham’s rising talents in the boxing scene with the welterweight having enjoyed an excellent career as amateur.

He has represented Team GB and won his nickname “Engine” for the incredible levels of fitness he possesses.

Having been signed to Frank Warren, managed by Jimmy Gill, and trained by Barrington Brown, hopes are now high that he can help fight for major domestic and possibly announce himself on the world stage.

And he says nothing frightens him about the challenges which lie ahead.

“I’ve had a really good amateur career, but the pro game is totally different,” he said.

“But I am really enjoying it and the aim is obviously to secure those major domestic titles and get to world level.

“Nothing fazes me. I am not a cocky fighter, but all I will say is if you’re standing in the opposite corner, then you are in my way of what I want to achieve.”



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