Duke Micah to avoid Snowfall - In title defence tomorrow night

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Duke Micah to avoid Snowfall - In title defence tomorrow night
Duke Micah to avoid Snowfall - In title defence tomorrow night

It will be another night of hope for Ghana's undefeated boxer, Duke Micah, tomorrow when he makes his second bow in New York in another defence of his WBC International Bantamweight Title against American Thomas Snow on the Real Deal Boxing event at the King's Theatre, Brooklyn.

Micah (21-0, 18 KOs) after his supposed fight with Frenchman Yoan Boyeaux was postponed due to his opponent's inability to make the weight for the bout, would make his second defence against Snow (19-3, 12 KOs) after earning a majority decision victory over Jose Santos Gonzalez last November.

Having won the vacant WBC Bantamweight Championship over Jonathan Aguilar in Accra in March 2017, the Ghanaian hard-hitting puncher has been in tremendous form and could land himself a shot at a world title should he successfully defend his crown tomorrow night.

The bout promises to live up to its billing especially when both pugilists are keen on using the fight as a stepping stone in their respective careers.

Micah, a native of Bukom in Accra, was left unhappy after his supposed fight with Boyeaux was cancelled but will have the opportunity to make amends tomorrow night against Snow, whose last fight ended in a unanimous decision victory over Stephon McIntyre.

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The 26-year-old has endured a tremendous career so far having made his debut in 2012 and went on to win the vacant World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa Bantamweight Title in 2014.

It will be a day of destiny for the world title chasing Ghanaian who could have the opportunity to accomplish his mission with Ghanaians looking forward to having more champions in the sport.

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Micah was quoted in an interview about his disappointment in the cancellation of the previous fight and his determination to beat Snow when they meet in the ring.

“Yes it is true that he was overweight by four pounds which was very disappointing. I trained so hard for this bout and having put in so much effort, I naturally feel unhappy.

"I don’t know how a boxer with such a profile would be so undisciplined to fail to make a fight grade but like my promoter said, these things happen.

“I have to spend the next few days to ready myself and hope to beat Snow. I am a determined boxer and I can’t wait for June 9,” Micah said.