Fight Ready Promotions stages boxing’s comeback on Thursday

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Eslih Owusu (left) with Benjamin Ankrah after their weigh-in session
Eslih Owusu (left) with Benjamin Ankrah after their weigh-in session

American-born Ghanaian fighter, Eslih Owusu, is set to announce his presence in Ghana boxing when he takes on experienced Benjamin Ankrah in a super welterweight contest in Accra on Thursday.

Maiden bill

Owusu (2-0) will headline the first bill after COVID-19 in a 10-round contest against Ankrah (17-23, 8 KOs) at the Seconds Out Boxing Gym.

The bill, which is being staged by the Fight Ready Promotions, will feature over nine professional fights on the night.

Owusu hopeful

Speaking to the Daily Graphic after weighing 157 pounds, Owusu said he was hopeful of an emphatic victory in his debut fight in the country.

The 20-year-old southpaw believed Ankrah did not have what it took to defeat him in tonight’s clash.

“I’m more than ready to take on Ankrah and I don’t see him as a tougher opposition in our fight on Thursday.

“I’m hopeful of an emphatic victory to mark an impressive Ghana debut. I’m more than ready and in good shape for the fight,” Owusu said.

Other fights

In the other pairings, rising star Faisal Abubakar will slug it out with Francis Mensah in a super lightweight contest, while Jacob Dickson engages David Okine in a cruiserweight bout.

In a lightweight contest, Richman Ashiley will fight Enock Lamptey, Cudjoe Darah fights Eliasu Sulley in a super middleweight contest, while Solomon Martey locks horns with Isaac Okine in a super bantamweight bout.

Jacob Laryea will also fight Moses Lartey in a welterweight fray.