Although beaten, Yakubu Amidu has gained plenty of experience over 29 fights and a 10 year long career so far. He now moves on to see just how far he can go as he approaches the later stage of his career. The longest KO streak that Amidu has ever had is 7 throughout his 29 fights and his longest winning streak is 7 wins. This started on June 2004 and came to an end on December 2006.
Amidu proved he was made for the pro ranks in his debut against Godfriend Sowah, becoming the first person in Sowah's 5 fights to stop him. The fight ended in round 3 of 6. Following on from his debut, Amidu continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 15 fights. In this time he fought Emeka Kodo, Fatiou Fassinou and Godfriend Sowah to name just a few, fighting 7 times in 2004, 4 times in 2005 and 4 times through 2006 and 2007 in this period.
Emeka Kodo was Amidu's next fight on November 11th, 2006 and also the next win in his career via TKO. This took his record to 12-0-1 showing a mainly successful career to date. Amidu's fight against Emeka Kodo came in the 3rd round of a 8 round fight via TKO. Amidu became the first person to stop Kodo. Amidu's wins continued and went from 12 wins to 13 after he then defeated Godwin Mutampuka.
Amidu lost to Ali Funeka in his next fight. Taking place on April 1st, 2007, Amidu's career record after this fight stood at 13-1-1. Coming into the fight with high confidence Amidu fought his next fight against Ali Funeka on April 1st, 2007. Unfortunately, Amidu was outclassed and lost the decision on the judges scorecards taking his record to 13-1-1. Amidu's win streak of 13 rose to 16 following 3 great wins, becoming the first to stop Joseph Laryea, 11th person to stop Aminu Turkson (Round 4 KO) and 3rd person to stop Peter Dorbor (Round 4 KO).
Taking a knock to his career, Amidu fought and was defeated by Ricky Burns on November 14th, 2008 taking his record to 16-2-1. Amidu's fight against Ricky Burns was Amidu's first stoppage defeat. This came via TKO in the 7th round of a 12 round fight.
Chris Rudd was next in line for Amidu where unfortunately, he was defeated on February 21st, 2014 taking his record to 21-5-2. Chris Rudd was the next opponent of Amidu's career in 2014. The fight was scheduled for 6 and Amidu was the 6th person to go the distance with Rudd resulting in a loss for Amidu.
Taking another knock in his career, Amidu fought Ivan Redkach on January 9th, 2015 and was defeated by Redkach. Left wondering where Amidu's career will go next, Redkach became only the 2nd man to stop Amidu in the 6th round of a 10 round fight.