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Nickname(s)  The Black Flash
Name  Roy Ankrah
Nationality  Ghanaian
Role  Boxer

Died  28 May 1995 (aged 69)
Total fights  45
Wins  35 (KO 14)
Number of contests  3
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Real name  John Theophilus Oti Ankrah
Rated at  feather/super feather/lightweight
Division  Featherweight, Lightweight, Super featherweight

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. 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, he later helped his Ghana's boxing squads for the Olympic Games and Commonwealth Games.

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Roy Ankrah Wikipedia


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