Barnor Ready For Real Test

Bantamweight prospect, Michael Barnor, will cause a major upset against highly respected Octopus Dzanie in their December 5 showdown at the Accra Sports Stadium, Coach Vincent Akai Nettey has vowed.

Barnor is scheduled to slug it out with Dzanie as one of the undercards on the McDon boxing promotion, boxing extravaganza, christened ‘Fist of Fury’.

Speaking to the Times Sports on Tuesday, Vincent Akai Nettey, one of the leading trainers at the Attoh Quarshie gym where Barnor trains said his boxer was in very good shape and would take advantage of the underdog tag to pull a big surprise.

“We are aware Dzanie is a huge favourite in this fight. We can even testify of his exploit but Barnor is not scared. He is taking his training seriously because he intends to take his referee into the ring. We will decide our own fate.”

Dzanie dominated the bantamweights in his amateur days leading to his call up to the national team, the Black Bombers where his performance earned him a shot in the first team.

With a good performance in international games, notably the Commonwealth and Olympic games, Dzanie progressed to the pay-per-punch rank and made an immediate impact that saw him winning the West Africa Boxing Union (WABU) bantamweight belt.

Known as Washington, coach Nettey said “we have studied his style and found a way to go about this task. We have mapped out an effective strategy. We are not interested in how the fight ends; all we are thinking about is winning the title.’

The main bout of the evening is the Universal Boxing Organisation (UBO) lightweight championship between Ghana’s George Ashie and Allan Kamote from Tanzania.

It will be Kamote’s second defense of the title he won earlier this year and has stressed that the Ghanaian would not stand in his way.

In a World Boxing Federation (WBF) Africa light heavyweight, Maxwell Amponsah will come face to face with Ebenezer Tetteh plus other mouthwatering bouts.

By Andrew Nortey

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