Ahmed gears up for world title shot

BY: Kwame Larweh
Habib Ahmed  — World title prospect
Habib Ahmed — World title prospect

Undefeated super-middleweight brawler, Habib Ahmed, is gearing up for a world title bout in November after beverage company, JoyDadi Industries, secured a partnership deal with his promoters, Landmark Promotions.

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Habib, 25, who has fought 26 times and won 25, with one draw, is being sponsored by JoyDadi to challenge the winner of the WBO super middleweight bout between Gilberto Ramirez and Jesse Hart in the US in September.

The WBO Africa super middleweight champion told the Daily Graphic in Accra last Wednesday that he was looking forward to the fight and had, therefore, intensified his preparations.

“I’m ready to fight Ramirez or Hart and I’m training very hard for either of them,” he told this paper at his training base in Accra.

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A stablemate of super middleweight world title hopeful, Isaac Ekpo, Ahmed started his steady climb into the limelight in 2011 when he defeated Kwasi Tutu in Kumasi in 2015 to become a WBO Africa champion.

“I am also keeping an eye on Chris Eubank Jnr after his bout in July 15 against Arthur Abraham for the International Boxing Organisation world super middleweight title at the Wembley Arena, London,” he stated.

Currently ranked 11th in the world, the young pugilist’s unblemished record is down to his trainer, Coach Ofori Asare, and manager Kwasi Kermah, who have handled both his training regimen and domestic affairs well.

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He expressed gratitude to the JoyDadi family for sponsoring his bid for the world title.