'Coyote' and 'The Hunter' are two of the nicknames of Jean-Marie Emebe, Cameroons former welterweight boxer. Born on the 17th of August 1955 in Boalando, Jean-Marie started as judoka before he switched to boxing. Soon it became clear that he was a very talented boxer and in 1979 he became African Middle Weight Champion in Senegal,by defeating his opponent Richard Ofusu from Ghana by K.O.
This title inspired Emile Kangue, the former Black Styl singer to write the following hymn for the new African boxing champion. The song was released as a 12 inch maxi single on the 'Africa Oumba' label. Although it is certainly not the best song that Emile Kangue recorded, it deserves a post because it remembers us of a great Cameroonian athlete.
Listen to it below....
♫ Audio 1981: Emile Kangue – Emebe Jean Marie
By the way Jean-Marie Emebe's biggest fights took place in 1986 and 1988 when he challenged the ruling light heavywight world champions in those years. In 1986 he lost the fight from ruling champion Marvin Johnson in the thirteenth round after intervention by the doctor. In 1988 he got another opportumity, but lost from Virgin Hill by K.O. in the eleventh round.