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Reality check for 51 year old McIntosh

McIntoshBy Prince Dornu-Leiku: Simon Peter Mcintosh, the Ghana based Nigerian boxer who has sworn to make history by becoming boxing’s oldest ever world champion, must be revising his books after suffering a first round knockout loss to Isaac Nettey Monday night in Accra.

It was McIntosh’s first fight in over two years, but it was shortlived as the 51 year old could not survive the heavy onslaught of the much younger Nettey.

Nettey was so dominant that McIntosh was soon on the canvas barely two minutes into the fight, with the referee counting him out.

It may also have been the last count of his career, one which began way back in 1983 but which has yet to realize all the dreams the now 51 year old once harboured as a youngster. McIntosh however refuses to give up and is blasting officials at the fight for his loss, insisting that he was ready to continue.

He told SportsinGhana.com: “I don’t know if it was a plot against me, the referee shouldn’t have stopped the fight. I was ready to continue. This was not the first time I’ve gone down in a boxing ring, I’ve come back from similar positions to win several fights before.”

Fighting on the undercard of the ‘Put up or Shut up’ bill put together by Landmark Promotions and Management Limited, McIntosh was really shut up if Isaac Nettey put up.

But McIntosh, born Anazor Obele, insists he is the better fighter of the two and is demanding a rematch without delay.

“I want a rematch very soon because I’m the best, Ghanaian boxing fans deserve the best. I was made to lose this fight unfairly and I want a rematch to prove myself,” he has strongly demanded.

Article posted on 28.12.2011



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