Boxing News of Thursday, 3 February 2011
Source: Prince Dornu-Leiku
Bukom Snake Malik Jabir vows to bite
off Liam Walsh on February 19
Malik Jabir has sworn to live up to his nickname Bukom Snake and bite off the
challenge and claim the Commonwealth Super Featherweight from incumbent titlist
Liam Walsh when he fights the Briton on February 19 at the York Hall, Bethnal
Green in London, UK.
Malik who currently holds the West Africa Lightweight title
he won last year courtesy victory over Ben Ayivor, has exclusively revealed to
SportsInGhana.com in Accra
that he is fired up and ready to bring home the Commonwealth crown insisting
that champion Walsh will be no match on fight night. “By the grace of God I’m
going to knock the guy by round 6. I have trained well, I know myself and I am
ready to beat him,” Jabir said.
Walsh defeated another Ghanaian Maxwell Awuku only on
October 23rd last year to win the title vacated by fellow Briton
Ricky Burns who has since won the WBO Super Featherweight crown. Now the man
famously called Bukom Snake says he is going for a double mission when he faces
“First I will beat him to take the title and avenge the loss
of (Maxwell) Awuku for Ghana.
Then secondly, I hope to spur on my colleague Mandigo (Jospeh Laryea) to also
beat Ricky Burns when they fight in March for the WBO title,” Malik Jabir has
But above all else, 30 year old Malik Jabir says his dream
of becoming a world champ is still very much alive. Having lost a unanimous
decision to Craig Doherty back in 2004 in a bid for this same Commonwealth
Super Featherweight title, Malik Jabir is overly concerned with making up for
the opportunity to champion his world title quests.
“I don’t want to talk much but I’m just pleading with my
Matchmaker Solomon Otoo Lartey and my promoter Kermah to just maintain their
belief in me and put me on the plane. It’s about time the world got to see the
stuff I’m made of and I promise Ghanaians and all my fans that I will not let
them down. I want to fight for a world title and that means I have no choice
than to win this fight,” boxer Bukom Snake has pledged.
Reiterating the stance of the boxer is his trainer Ernest
Boakye who says he has supervised a very effective training for Malik Jabir
indicating his readiness to dethrone Walsh.
“Malik is in the best shape of his life and he has not
rested at all since we got the notice for the fight. He’s been hardworking and
serious with training and I can confidently say that I believe he is ready to
win this fight. We are also camping together with WBO Intercontinental champ
Mandigo so we have an experienced team
to learn from,” Coach Boakye has told SportsInGhana.com.