Wasiru Mohammed: I’m ready to fight any world champion

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Wasiru 'Gyatabi' Mohammed
Wasiru 'Gyatabi' Mohammed

Ghana’s World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Global super bantamweight champion, Wasiru ‘Gyatabi’ Mohammed, has challenged all the champions in his division to face him in the ring.

The undefeated Wasiru said he was ready to contest all the titlists if only they are willing to offer him an opportunity.

The 24-year-old hard-hitting fighter is waiting to make his US debut after signing a promotional deal with American promoter, Cameron Dunkin, of D&D Boxing.

Wasiru is expected to fight on Showtime’s Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card per the contract and is looking forward to making a quick return in over a year since last destroying John Amuzu of Benin in January last year.

In an interview with the Graphic Sports, Wasiru said he was hopeful of putting himself up for a world championship fight by the close of the year under his new promoters.

“I’m ready to fight any of the champions in the division. I challenge any of them to give me a shot at their belt and I will prove to them what I am made of,” he dared.

“I hope they will be willing to offer me the opportunity. That is what I need to announce myself to the entire world and I believe the time will be soon,” he added.

Meanwhile, Mr John Manfo, manager of Wasiru, was glad to have sealed a promotional deal for his boxer and described the collaboration with D&D Boxing as the best option available.

Mr Manfo disclosed that Wasiru’s subsequent fights would be held outside Ghana, with the US as the likely destination.

“This is the time for him to showcase his talent to the world. I believe the promotional deal will really help make him a champion in the coming years.

“It was the best opportunity to have him fight on Showtime so I grabbed it. It’s just a matter of time for him to make his debut in the US,” he said.