Ghanaian middleweight boxer, Obodai Sai, says he is keen on defeating Tanzania’s Tamba Ibrahim to defend his World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Interim Africa middleweight title on Friday at the Bukom Boxing Arena.
Sai noted that he knows how it feels being a Commonwealth champion and winning the fight will help him improve upon his fitness as he targets a world title in the future.
The boxer won the title last August after defeating Togolese Iddrisa Kabore with a sixth round knockout and is set to contest for the belt just three months after that triumph.
His opponent, Tamba Ibrahim, boasts of 23 wins with two loses in 25 fights and could give Sai a strong test in a bout that will be an undercard in Emmanuel Tagoe's IBO world title fight against Mzonke Fana.
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In an interview with the Daily Graphic, Sai said, "I want to be a world champion but it is a gradual process and one stage at a time. I have been a Commonwealth champion before and I know how good it feels being a champion".
"My fans must come to the Bukom Boxing Arena early because the fight will not travel its full distance," he added.
Sai, a former Commonwealth middleweight champion, has a record of 41 fights, 29 wins and 2 defeats and has been out of action for almost a year following managerial challenges.
However, he has now gained massive support from Lions Boxing Promotion who will soon announce a deal with the Bukom-based boxer.