Nana Konadu

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Nana Yaw Konadu
Statistics
Real name Nana Yaw Konadu Yeboah
Rated at fly/super fly/bantamweight
Height 5 ft 7 12 in (1.71 m)
Reach 68 in (173 cm)
Nationality Ghanaian
Born (1964-02-15) 15 February 1964 (age 53)
Sunyani, Ghana
Boxing record
Total fights 47
Wins 41 (KO 32)
Losses 5 (KO 2)
Draws 1

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 Roman
Lineal Super Flyweight Champion
7 Nov 1989– 20 Jan 1990
Succeeded by
Sung-Kil Moon
Preceded by
Gilberto Roman
WBC Super Flyweight Champion
7 Nov 1989– 20 Jan 1990
Succeeded by
Sung-Kil Moon
Preceded by
Veeraphol Sahaprom
WBA Bantamweight Champion
28 Jan 1996– 27 Oct 1996
Succeeded by
Daorung Chuvatana
Preceded by
Daorung Chuvatana
WBA Bantamweight Champion
21 Jun 1997– 5 Dec 1998
Succeeded by
Johnny Tapia