The Franco-Cameroonian knocked out his opponent, the Venezuelan Alfonso Blanco.
21 seconds!. That was enough for Hassan Ndam Njikam to take on the World Boxing Association’s world-wide belt. Opposed to Venezuelan Alfonso Blanco in Saint-Denis de la Reunion, the boxer inflicted a knock-out on his opponent at the start of the fight.
The right hook of the former African champion on Blanco’s face sent him to the ground, provoking convulsions at the Venezuelan and obliging the referee to put an end to the fight. Aged 30, Ndam’s opponent suffered his first professional defeat in 12 fights.
Hassan Ndam becomes WBA middleweight world champion. The WBA recognizes the American Daniel Jacobs as regular champion and the Kazakh Gennady Golovkin as super champion. The two will clash at the Madison Square Garden in New York on 18 March 2017. This victory opens the possibility for Ndam Njikam to face one of the two.
The quarter-finalist of the 2004 Olympic Games adds a little more to his already impressive record. At 32, he has 35 professional fights for 32 victories and 3 small defeats. Former world champion WBO (World Boxing Organization), he recovers a belt that he carried between 2010 and 2012.
Hassan Ndam makes his way back to the front of the stage. He had tried to shine at the Rio Olympics on behalf of Cameroon, his country of birth. But he was eliminated in the first round. A fiasco that was accompanied by claiming unpaid bonuses. This impressive victory demonstrates that he remains one of the best boxers in the world.