Nana Konadu

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Nana Yaw Konadu
Statistics
Real nameNana Yaw Konadu Yeboah
Weight(s)
Height5 ft 7 12 in (1.71 m)
Reach68 in (173 cm)
NationalityGhanaian
Born (1964-02-15) 15 February 1964 (age 54)
Sunyani, Ghana
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights47
Wins41
Wins by KO32
Losses5
Draws1
No contests0

Nana Yaw Konadu Yeboah (born February 15, 1964 in Sunyani, Ghana) is a retired boxer who won World titles in two different weight divisions.

Professional career[edit]

Konadu made his professional debut on May, 5 1985. In his 15th professional bout, he defeated former champion Cesar Polanco to capture the WBC International super flyweight title.

WBC Super Flyweight Title[edit]

On November 7, 1989, Konadu captured the WBC and Lineal Super Flyweight Title with a decision win over two-time champion Gilberto Roman.[1] He lost the belt in his first defense to Sung Kil Moon by technical decision. The fight was a war with both fighters exchanging knockdowns, however, the action was stopped in the ninth round due to a headbutt and Moon was declared the winner on the scorecards. He lost a rematch to Moon in 1991 by knockout.

WBA Bantamweight Title[edit]

Konadu scored 15 consecutive victories over the next four years, including wins over Juan Polo Perez, former champion Victor Rabanales, and Abraham Torres. On January 28, 1996, he became a two division champion by capturing the WBA Bantamweight Title in a TKO victory over Veeraphol Sahaprom, who would go on to become a long reigning champion. He again lost the belt in his first defense to Daorung Chuvatana by technical decision, but recaptured the belt the following year in a rematch. He defended the belt once before losing it to Johnny Tapia in 1998. He rebounded with a win over former champion Hector Acero Sanchez and retired in 2001 after being TKO'd by Daniel Seda. He now lives with his family in New Dormaa, Sunyani, Ghana.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nana Konadu - Lineal Jr. Bantamweight Champion". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia.

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Gilberto Román
WBC super flyweight champion
November 7, 1989 – January 20, 1990
Succeeded by
Moon Sung-kil
Lineal super-flyweight champion
November 7, 1989 – January 20, 1990
Preceded by
Veeraphol Sahaprom
WBA bantamweight champion
January 28, 1996 – October 27, 1996
Succeeded by
Daorung Chuvatana
Preceded by
Daorung Chuvatana
WBA bantamweight champion
June 21, 1997 – December 5, 1998
Succeeded by
Johnny Tapia