Former Interim World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Lightweight Champion, George Ashie, will relaunch his world title ambition on April 27 when he comes up against hard-hitting South African, Michael Mokoena, for the interim WBO Africa lightweight title at the Bukom Boxing Arena.
The 12-round championship bout will see the Ghanaian, popularly referred to as the ‘The Red Tiger’ in boxing circles, fighting for the first time since his knockout victory over Tanzania’s Max Moshi in October last year.
Ashie, who has had 32 pro fights, with four losses and a draw, is hopeful of victory against Mokoena which will turn around his fortunes of getting a shot at the WBO lightweight world title.
“I believe that when I finish this man off I will get a shot at the world title and achieve my dream of winning the world title before I retire from the sport,” he noted.
A win for Ashie will see him being ranked by the WBO as a top contender for the world title, while a loss would further dent his blossoming career.
Interestingly, also on the bill put together by Box Office Sports Promotions will be an epic clash between veteran Michael Ayittey Powers Okine and Enoch ‘Gbese Bruno’ Quaye in a 10-round cruiserweight contest.
A WBO Africa junior featherweight championship title will be contested by Isaac Sackey and Raymond Commey, while middleweight Obodai Sai and bantamweight Prince ‘Octopus’ Dzanie engage in an eight-round and 10 rounds slugfest with some unnamed opponents.
The CEO of Box Office Promotions, Alex Ntiamoah Boakye, says all arrangements have been made for the fight on April 27.
He gave an assurance that there would be fireworks on the night, urging boxing fans to throng the Bukom Boxing Arena to watch the thrilling bouts.