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Boxing News of Friday, 28 February 2020


Quaye vows to dethrone Ansah in Indece Day Rumble

Sheriff Quaye and Michael Ansah sandwiched by the promoter Sheriff Quaye and Michael Ansah sandwiched by the promoter

Two of Ghana’s sworn boxing rivals, Sheriff ‘One Time’ Quaye and Michael ‘One Bullet’ Ansah have promised fireworks when they clash for the third time on March 7 at the Bukom Boxing Arena.

Dubbed the ‘Independence Day Rumble’, the bout under the auspices of the Bukom Fist of Fury and Box Office Promotions, would serve as the final eliminator for the Commonwealth lightweight title.

Speaking at the official launch of the fight on Wednesday, Sheriff said ‘it will be a massive comeback’ after he was beaten in the last encounter in March 2019.

Sheriff defeated Ansah to become the national lightweight champion but was dethroned by a much more aggressive Ansah in the rematch which ended in the seventh round via a technical knockout.

“One Bullet is the best now and I must beat him to take my place at the top. I have been looking forward to this fight and nothing would stop me from winning,” he stated.

Responding, Ansah described his opponent as ‘a toothless boxer who cannot bite’ and would be punished on the night.

He vowed to end the fight at the fifth round, adding that, “I will knock him continuously in the first three rounds and finish him off in the fifth,” he stated.

“I need the commonwealth title and would go all out in the final eliminator to show the entire continent how strong and experienced I am,” he stated.

In other fights of the night, Felix Ajom will face off with veteran Abdul Malik Jabir in a national super featherweight championship.

In a featherweight contest, Alfred Lamptey will battle it out with Raymond Commey while a UBO All Africa Cruiser Championship would see Lambert Fogoum and Stephen Abbey slug it out.

Faisal Abubakari and Francis Appalo will fight in an eight-round super lightweight contest with John Laryea and Mustapha Appiah going at each other in a featherweight contest.

In a super middleweight contest, Charles Adamu faces Jones Quarshie while Karan Singh and Prince Tetteh would square off in a middleweight contest.

Patrick Okine will fight in a WABU lightweight contest with a yet-to-be-announced opponent, while Abubakari Samed faces another yet-to-be-named opponent in a welterweight contest.

A Consultant to the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Moses Foh Amoaning said, the event forms part of the 63rd Independence Day celebrations and urged Ghanaians to troop to the venue to celebrate the occasion with boxing.