Roy Ankrah

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Roy Ankrah
Real name John Theophilus Oti Ankrah
Nickname(s) The Black Flash
Weight(s) feather/super feather/lightweight
Nationality Ghanaian
Born 25 December 1925
Died 28 May 1995 (aged 69)
Boxing record
Total fights 45
Wins 35 (KO 14)
Losses 7 (KO 1)
No contests 3

Roy "The Black Flash" Ankrah (25 December 1925 – 28 May 1995) was a Ghanaian professional feather/super feather/lightweight boxer of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who won the Gold Coast flyweight title, Gold Coast bantamweight title, Gold Coast featherweight title, Gold Coast lightweight title, Gold Coast welterweight title, and British Empire super featherweight title, his professional fighting weight varied from 121 12 lb (55.1 kg; 8 st 9.5 lb), i.e. featherweight to 128 34 lb (58.4 kg; 9 st 2.8 lb), i.e. lightweight.[1] Ankrah turned professional in the Gold Coast in 1941 recording 110 undefeated wins, he then made his début in Great Britain in 1950 on the recommendation of Freddie Mills, he recorded 10 further wins before losing to Jimmy Murray on a foul,[2] he later helped his Ghana's boxing squads for the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games.[3]


  1. ^ "Statistics at". 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Jimmy Murray at BoxRec.
  3. ^ "Profile at". 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 

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