Police Abubakarr Katta (Target) from the blue corner retained his welterweight title with victory over red corner experienced Daniel Lassayo (Hot Temper) at the Siaka Steven Stadium Tennis Court in Freetown on Friday night.
Katta was awarded unanimous points decision against Lassayo by the judges at the end of the 6 rounds bout, which was very entertaining.
“I was looking for a knockout in every round. His style is to counter punch. But I countered him with my aggressive attacks and defensive quality.”
“Lassayo is a good boxer, he is a champion, he is a great fighter. It was not easy tonight,but I always have the confidence of beating him in the ring” Katta said.
On the other hand Lassayo stated: “He is just very quick, and very explosive. It is hard to really judge him, you know, he has quick reflexes”.
“He used his attacking abilities against me and he won the fight because I made few mistakes”. Lassayo added.
However, Katta bags home Le 10M whiles Lassayo received Le 5M as consultation price. The money was made available by Mercury International to Sierra Leone Boxing Association 6 hours before the bout.