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Yekini confirms supremacy over Tyson

Apr 6, 2010, 5:10 PM | Article By: Momodou Faal

Following the well-publicised wrestling bout between Yahya Diop, alias Yekini and Mouhamed Ndao, alias Tyson, held in Dakar at the Leopold Sedar Senghore Stadium last Sunday, Yekini has once again exercised his supremacy over Tyson.

Tyson, who first attacked his opponent twice, was over- powered by Yekini who only took less than five minutes to defeat Tyson. To bring the two back to the arena, Gaston Mbengue a well-known Senegalese Wrestling promoter paid 100million CFA (D5.5million) to each wrestler.

Yekini, the leader of  Ecurie Ndakarou,  in his career has secured 18 victories and only one draw against Moustapha Gueye, alias Tiger of Fass.  Yekini is said to be the champion of African in the free style wrestling for many years.

Tyson,  leader of Ecurie also in his career was able to secure 11 victories and four defeats, his first defeat was against Serigne Dia, alias Bombadier 25 December 2002, the second defeat was against Yekini 1st January 2006 and the third defeat was again against the same Bombadier 6 June 2007.

Following the controversy on the bout, Tyson decided to abandon the bout and was suspended by the Senegalese Federation and fined 20million CFA, equivalent to D1m, and subsequently Bombardier was awarded victory following this development.

The suspension was later lifted in 2009 by the Senegalese Wrestling Federation (CNG), resulting in Tyson?s signing another contract of revenge against Yekini.

The bout, which took place on Sunday April 4th 2010 in Dakar, saw Tyson suffered another setback in the hands of Yekini resulting in his fourth defeat in the arena.

It could be recalled that Tyson has left the wrestling ground for the past three years.