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Duke Micah set for August 6 rumble

Duke Micah — In the best shape of his career

Boxing trainer, Carl Lokko insists his boxer, Duke Micah, is in the best shape of his career as he prepares to make the first defence of his WBO Africa bantamweight title against Nigeria's Yaqub Kareem on August 6 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

According to Lokko, his fighter's relocation to the United Kingdom, where there exist better facilities has improved his boxing abilities to a higher level.

"Duke has always been a talent and his record speaks for him but with the help of UK-based Streetwise Promotions he is now at a higher level," Lokko told the Graphic Sports in an interview.

"He has not been dormant in the UK, he has fought twice there and recorded stoppages and I can see that he is more determined and motivated anytime he enters the ring.

"I am not one for predictions but whichever way we will be winning on Saturday, we are looking to make a statement and Duke is in the best shape of his career, both mentally and physically."

Lokko added that he had watched tapes of Kareem and devised a secret strategy which would hand Micah a comfortable win.

The 24-year-old former Ghanaian Olympian will enter into the bout undefeated in 17 professional contests while his opponent, Kareem, has already suffered 4 losses in 14 fights. 

The bout organised by Michael Amoo-Bediako’s U.K.-based Streetwise Promotions will also feature five interesting dercards.