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Kofi Jantuah – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroBoxer
Is Athlete 
Boxer 
From Ghana 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 17 June 1974
Age:46 years
Star sign Gemini

Kofi Jantuah (born 16 June 1974) is a Ghanaian professional boxer that fights at middleweight. He was born in Kumasi, Ghana and now lives in Las Vegas.

IBF light middleweight title fight

Kofi fought Kassim Ouma for the IBF light middleweight world title, where he lost by unanimous decision.

IBF middleweight title fight

Kofi fought Arthur Abraham for the IBF middleweight world title, where he lost by unanimous decision.

Other notable opponents

Kofi has fought Dmitry Pirog, Daniel Santos, Donny McCrary, Jaime Manuel Gomez, and Marco Antonio Rubio with wins against Santos, McCrary, and Rubio.

Accomplishments

Kofi is the former holder of the Ghanaian light welterweight title, Commonwealth (British Empire) welterweight title, and the WBC International light middleweight title.

Dmitry Pirog upon his retirement, when asked about his toughest opponent, recalled Jantuah fight as the most difficult:

When I boxed him, he was the most difficult opponent for me, because he set several tasks, which I’ve been supposed to resolve while taking an avalanche of punches. What tasks they were? First of all, he was rubberlike from my point. When we boxed, I felt I’ve had a several times higher class as a boxer, I have long amateur career, I have vast experience, but this was a kind of guy, which is very hard to knock out, I don’t recall him being ever knocked out . . . Everything I threw connected [shows punches], but those were quick punches, each time I threw a power shot, somehow he slips it.