World Featherweight boxing champion David Kotei Poison of Ghana is training hard in Accra for his first defence of the title since he won it last year from Reuben Olivares of Mexico.
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Background: World Featherweight boxing champion David Kotei Poison of Ghana is training hard in Accra for his first defence of the title since he won it last year from Reuben Olivares of Mexico.
Mr. Sammy Sanders of the United States, who has 25 years of experience in training boxers, is assisting Atuguaye Clottey in bringing poison to peak form.
During a training session on Saturday (28 February) Poison did three rounds warming up, six rounds skipping, three rounds on the punch bag, three rounds shadow boxing and six rounds sparring with his three sparring partners. He finished this gruelling programme with two rounds of reflex sharpening exercises.
The following day (29 February) saw the arrival in Acre of Poison's opponent, Harigu "Flipper" Uehara of Japan. He appeared extremely confident and gave a display to newsmen at the airport of the techniques he would use when fighting Poison. He said that he had come to win but declined to predict in which round he would accomplish this.
The fight takes place on Saturday (5 March).