Allotey promises to defend title against Congolese

Author: Kwame Larweh
Patrick Allotey

Boxer Patrick Allotey says he is ready to defend his title against DR Congo’s Sheriff Kasongo at the Bukom Boxing Arena on December 24.

The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa super welterweight champion told Graphic Sports Online that he will make his last defence of the title special for his promoters Cabic and his fans.

“As you know, this is the last defence of my title and this win could catapult me to the fringes of a world title, so I must win at all costs,” he said in an exclusive interview with Graphic Sports Online on Thursday.

Allotey described the Congolese as a well grounded boxer who coming to cause an upset, hence the need for him to be fully prepared for the title defence.

“My opponent is very strong; he is hungry for victory. He has fought 15 times, with three losses, and he can’t afford to lose again,” noted the welterweight.

Allotey, 29, vowed to win a world title in the welterweight division before retiring from the sport and therefore entreated his fans to continue with their prayers and support for him.

Allotey expressed gratitude to his promoters Cabic Promotions and trainer Coach Ofori Asare for their relentless support.

The bill, dubbed “Cabic Fight Night II”, will also have Richard Harrison defending his WBO Africa heavyweight title against Okola Morris of Kenya, with Emmanuel Quaye fighting a yet-to-be-named opponent for the national middleweight title.