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Boxing News of Friday, 14 February 2014

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Four Ghanaian boxers for WBU titles in UK

Four Ghanaian boxers have been given World Boxing Union (WBU) title bouts in the United Kingdom (UK).

The bouts arranged by King Fisher Match Maker Promotions will be held in Bournemouth International Center, in the United Kingdom.

According to the promoter Prince Tuffour, Michael Barnor will lead the pack of the four boxers with an attempt at the (WBU) Super Bantamweight title against Jamie Speight, with Ibrahim Labaran taking on Gareth Hogg for the WBU Light Heavyweight title.

Also seeking for glory in the WBU division is Philip Kotey who will fight Scot Dixon for the Super Middleweight title, whilst Emmanuel Clottey battles Ryan Barret for the WBU Welterweight title.

Michael Ansah will however take on Lain Weaver in a ten round Super Featherweight contest.

Tuffour described the five bouts as a “Ghana vrs UK” affair and expressed the hope that the Ghanaians will live up to expectation.

He said the fight will open several opportunities for the Ghanaians and other boxers as well.

He noted that other fights arrangements are being made for Ghanaian boxers and was confident they will be successful.

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