Ghana’s Osumanu Adama failed in his attempt to claim a world title when he was beaten by defending WBA and IBO middleweight champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin from Kazakhstan in Monaco’s Salle D’Etoile on Saturday evening.
Adama was contesting his second title challenge after losing to Daniel Geale of Australia in March 2012 but his search for the crown began in difficult circumstances as he was floored by with a right from Golovkin in the first round.
But the Ghanaian fought back and pushed the champion to work a bit more to lead on the cards. Adama used his reach advantage to keep Golovkin away for some portions of the bout.
However, Golovkin’s quality showed through and another right hand sent Adama down late in the sixth round and he continued with a jab in the seventh that forced referee Luis Pabon to stop the bout.
Adama’s record now reads 22 wins, 4 losses with 16 knockouts while Golovkin now has 29 wins without a loss and has 26 knockouts with the victory over Adama being his 16th consecutive knockout.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana