Lamptey gears up for Tanzania’s Swalehe June 10

BY: Bernard Neequaye
Alfred Lamptey
Alfred Lamptey

Ghana’s Alfred ‘Show Time’ Lamptey returns to the Bukom Boxing Arena on Friday, June 10, for the IBF Continental Africa Junior Lightweight Championship against Muksini Swalehe of Tanzania.

The WBC Youth Silver and WBO Youth super featherweight champion is expected to headline a Box Office Sports Promotions bill, in collaboration with Probellum.

The 20-year-old prospect expresses the hope of clinching an emphatic win as he looks to continue pushing to the top of the division.

“I am ready for the fight and as you can see, I have been training hard for Swalehe,” an undefeated Lamptey (10-0, 8 KOs) told the Graphic Sports.

“It is not going to be an easy fight but you have to be ready to face any opponent in the ring if you want to be a champion,” he stated.

Swalehe (9-1-1, 1KO) lost to Ghana-based Nigerian boxer, Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab, in a WBO Africa super featherweight championship in July 2021.

The night is expected to throw up other exciting bouts with 23-year-old sensation, Henry Malm (4-0, 4KOs) locking horns with Joseph Tagoe (2-1, 2KOs) in a six-round welterweight contest.

Popular boxer, Braimah Kamoko, alias Bukom Banku (30-1, 23KOs), will for the first time fight at heavyweight against Isaac Ankrah (14-9, 12KOs) in an eight-round contest.

Issifu Yusiff Seidu (7-0, 7KOs) will battle Isaac Dowuona (8-3, 6KOs) in a 12-round super featherweight contest, while Sheriff Quaye and John Laryea fight in the lightweight and featherweight divisions, respectively, against yet-to-be-named opponents.