New national lightweight champion, Michael Ansah, has put promoters in the country on edge with a challenge to Emmanuel Tagoe, the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Global and IBF international lightweight champion for a showdown.
Ansah is making the call barely a month after pulling his biggest feat so far in the sport when he stopped Sheriff Quaye to become the new champion.
Interacting with some boxing fans and a section of the media, Ansah explained that having silenced the loud-mouth Quaye, it would be appropriate to climb higher with the big fights the fans want.
In Ansah’s view, he has beaten the best on the local front and wants to meet those considered the best with Tagoe leading that category of boxers he wants to defeat.
Known as ‘One Bullet’, (17-9-2), Ansah who was born Accra remains one of the lightweight contenders with a huge following but had some tough times due to wayward lifestyle.
“I am a change person. I have been advised a lot by some personalities, some in sports. I am now taking my training seriously and want to work very hard to defend my title and win other titles.”
“I know a lot of the fans will not take my challenge serious but I know what I can do in that bout. I will beat him just like I did to Quaye. Fans will see a new and exciting Ansah.” Ansah is hoping a successful collaboration between the promoters of his last bout, Box Office Promotion and Tagoe’s managers; Baby Jet Promotions can work something out to let the fight happen despite plans to fly Tagoe abroad.
BY TIMES SPORTS REPORTER