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Ghanaian boxer vows to beat Nigerian opponent

Accra, Aug. 6, GNA- The WBC Africa Bantamweight champion, Dude Micah has vowed to stop his Nigerian opponent Yaqub Kareem in round five of the their African Bantamweight championship to be staged on Saturday, August 6 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Accra, Aug. 6, GNA- The WBC Africa Bantamweight champion, Dude Micah has vowed to stop his Nigerian opponent Yaqub Kareem in round five of the their African Bantamweight championship to be staged on Saturday, August 6 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

     The bout dubbed “the return of Dude Micah” will see the two boxers battling for the title.

     The Britain based Ghanaian boxer Dude Micah is rated 14th in the World and has a smooth 17 fights with no defeat.

     In an interview with the GNA Sports, Micah said he will not underrate Yaqub Kareem and will stop him in round five.

     “I have watched his fights and he is a good boxer but I believe in myself. I won’t underrate him because he came into the game before me but I will stop him in round five. We are here to give a good fight and I will make my fans proud.”

     When asked about his future, Dude Micah disclosed that he has set his eyes on a World title.

     “I want to win a world title in a year’s time, but right now am focusing on this bout. Once I have a promoter and a good coach my future is bright,” he said.

     On the other hand, his opponent Kareem, who won a Commonwealth title in Ghana said he won the title in Ghana and will do the same come Saturday.

     “I didn’t come here to joke. Five years ago I won a Commonwealth title here in Ghana and will do it again. I have fought with many Ghanaians including Gabriel Laryea, Johnson and others.”

     He said the home crowd will not affect him and called on all Nigerians in Ghana to rally behind him for victory.

     “I think nothing will affect me. The crowd doesn’t shake me at all. I believe I will beat him and I want Ghanaians to witness a good fight. I know Dude Micah well because we are in the same gym,” he said.

     Other pairings on the night include the National Welterweight championship between Isaac Aryee (Mayweather jnr) and Benjamin Ankrah (Congo soldier), Final elimination to super welterweight title between Abdul Aziz Quartet and Kpakpo Allotey, Super lightweight contest between Raphael King and Abraham Afful.

     In a Super feather weight contest, Felix Ajom will clash with Enock Lamptey, whiles Isaac Dowouna and Joker Nabiru would clash in a Lightweight contest.

     The promoter, Mr. Michael Amo Bediako of Streetwise Management and promotions called on Ghanaians to come in their numbers to support Dude Micah.

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