British super-flyweight Prince Patel (24-1-2, 19KOs) scored win no.24 with a ninth-round stoppage of Julias Kisarawa (32-8-1, 16KOs) in Accra, Ghana.
28-year-old Blackburn-born Londoner Prince Patel won the Commonwealth super-flyweight title at the Cahaya Lounge in Accra on March 27.
The southpaw, known for his braggadocio and outspoken outbursts, stopped Tanzanian Julias Thomas Kisarawe in round nine of their 12-round title fight, which included the Commonwealth; WBO Global; WBO Africa; WBA Inter-Continental and IBF Continental Africa titles.
The elated champion tweeted the following message after the fight, "After 9 tough rounds in 31° heat in Accra Ghana, I am incredibly proud to have become the first ever Commonwealth Champion of Indian descent. I also won the WBO Global, WBO Africa, WBA Intercontinental and IBF Continental Africa titles, in what was Africa's biggest non-world title fight ever. I would like to dedicate this victory to the memory of my late friend Heavy D and my former amateur coach Tony Burns who both will always be missed. I'd also like to thank Dave Perriera, James T Booth and Old John for their help and advice along the way. #AndNew #boxing #history #Africa #Ghana #India #Commonwealth #WBO #WBA #IBF."
Patel and Kisarawe have fought before, in 2018, which Patel won in round five of a scheduled eight-rounds at super-bantamweight, held in Budapest, Hungary.
On the undercard, former Daniel Dubois victim Ebenezer Tetteh was in action for the first time since his loss to the Londoner in 2019.