Ghana’s George Ashie says he will make Ghana proud when takes to the ring against Tanzania’s Alan Kamote for the vacant WBO Africa Lightweight title in Accra on December 5.
The bout is part of the “Fists of Fury” event organised by Box Office Promotions and MacDon Multimedia and it promises to be the second biggest boxing event of the year after the “Judgement Night” bout between Braimah “Bukom Banku” Kamoko and Ayittey Powers in May.
Ashie expressed his pleasure at the opportunity to challenge for a title and said he would give his best for the nation’s sake.
“I thank Box Office and MacDon for this chance and I promise them that I will make them proud. I have seen video of my opponent and I see that he is a quick boxer.
My coach has seen this as well and is preparing me adequately for the fight. Kamote has had a shot a world title shot so I would have to respect him but I will do all I can to win the bout.
I promise that I will bring a world title to Ghana soon,” said Ashie, known as the Red Tiger, at the official launch at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday.
Chief Executive Officer of MacDon Multimedia, MacDon Attitsogbe called on the nation to support Ashie in his quest for the title.
“Looking at George and what he has done with himself in the last few years has piqued my interest in him and I entreat all Ghanaians to support him because he is a potential world champion.
He is one of the best boxers we have now in the country so we should all get behind him.”
Also on the bill will be the fight for the WBF Africa Light Heavyweight title and that will be fought between Maxwell “Black Wolf” Amponsah and Ebenezer “Upper Cut” Tetteh.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana