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Abdul Aziz Quartey

Abdul Aziz Quartey

Abdul Aziz Quartey

Abdul Aziz Quartey is a Ghanaian former professional boxer who competed from 1989 to 2006. He is a former WBA welterweight champion and a two-time IBF welterweight champion.

Early Life and Amateur Career

Quartey was born on January 19, 1969, in Accra, Ghana. He began boxing at the age of 12 and had a successful amateur career, winning the Ghanaian national championship three times. He also represented Ghana at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, where he was eliminated in the first round.

Professional Career

Quartey turned professional in 1989 and quickly rose through the ranks. He won his first 19 fights, including victories over future world champions Jorge Castro and Oba Carr. In 1993, he won the WBA welterweight title by defeating Juan Martin Coggi.

Quartey defended his title three times before losing it to Oscar De La Hoya in 1995. He then moved up to light middleweight and won the IBF title in 1997. He defended his title twice before losing it to Fernando Vargas in 1998.

Quartey regained the IBF title in 2000, but lost it to Cory Spinks in 2001. He continued to fight until 2006, but never again won a world title.

Fighting Style

Quartey was a skilled boxer with a powerful right hand. He was known for his excellent timing and counterpunching. He was also a good defensive fighter and was able to avoid many of his opponents’ punches.

Legacy

Quartey is considered one of the best boxers of his generation. He was a two-time world champion and was known for his exciting fights. He is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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