Allotey promises victory

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Samir Captan sandwiched by Patrick Allotey (left) and Badru Lusambya (right)
Samir Captan sandwiched by Patrick Allotey (left) and Badru Lusambya (right)

Ghana's WBO Africa super welterweight champion, Patrick Allotey, has vowed to teach Ugandan challenger, Badru Lusambya, a boxing lesson when he makes his first title defence at the Bukom Boxing Arena tonight.

Allotey (38-3, 30 KOs) is hopeful of victory against Lusambya in their fight that will headline the Cabic Promotions and Management fight night that has three WBO Africa titles available for grabs. He stated that his opponent cannot stop his bid to fight for the world championship in the near future.

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Speaking after weighing 152 pounds at the Sandbox Resort at La in Accra, Allotey said he was more than prepared for his opponent as he sought to successfully defend his continental strap in order to land a shot at the International belt as soon as possible.

"I am more than ready for him (Lusambya) and I want to tell him to beware of the lessons I have for him in the ring because he cannot match me.

"I don't see him as the boxer that can stand in my way to stop me from fighting for a world title in the coming years," he said.


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Lusambya, alias Mr Crush (26-2-3, 24 KOs), on the other hand weighed 153 pounds and explained that he came into the country for the three most important things in Allotey's life, namely his continental belt, improve his record and then take away his wife along to Uganda with him.

The 36-year-old pugilist believes he is on the right path to ensure he achieved his target before departing Ghana to his homeland.

"He is not experienced like I am and I promise to crush him just like my name. I anticipate a tough fight tonight and I want everyone to come around and watch," he said.

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Allotey returns to the ring for the first time in four months since stopping Frank Dodzi in six rounds to win the belt last April.

The night is expected to witness two other WBO continental championships in heavyweight and super middleweight and  seven contests in different divisions.

Ghana's Emmanuel Martey will fight Sunday Ajuwa of Nigeria for the vacant WBO Africa super middleweight crown, while Richard Harrison Lartey slugs it out with Burkina Faso's Boniface Kabore for the vacant WBO Africa heavyweight strap.

In other contests, Michael Tagoe will fight Thompson Arab Moi in a super bantamweight bout, a light middleweight fight involving Justice Addy and Daniel Adoku with Solomon Martey slugging it out with Joshua Barnor a featherweight fight.

In a super featherweight contest, Charles Amarteifio will face Amos Denji and Alexis Kabore to face Samuel Akulugu in a super featherweight international contest.