Ghana's WBC International bantamweight champion, Duke Micah, has called out WBA World bantamweight titlist, Naoya Inoue, for a possible showdown next year.
Micah, a highly ranked bantamweight by the WBO says he is focused on becoming a world champion in 2019 and was ready to fight any opponent in the division.
Micah who is now based in Brooklyn in the USA, has been working alongside experienced trainer Andre Rozier and believes his new coach could propel him into becoming a world champion by the end of next year.
Speaking to nytfight.com, Micah said "I am completely focused on winning a World title in 2019. That is the goal and I am sure that I will make this a reality".
“I have a great team that include my co-manager, Michael Amoo-Bediako Snr and trainer Andre Rozier and with this support, I know that a world title awaits me in the very near future.
“Andre is a great man and a great trainer. He is really helping develop me as a fighter and he is helping me become a more well-rounded fighter. These changes will be the keys to making sure I become world champion," he stated.
The 2012 Olympian added that, “I honestly will fight anyone. Many fighters say they will but they don’t mean it. I genuinely do mean it I will fight anyone.
“People talk as if Naoya Inoue is unbeatable. He is a great fighter but I know I have the tools to beat him when the time is right," he concluded.