The Bukom based boxer stopped Burkina Faso opponent, Iddrisa Kabore in the sixth round to become the new champion in the super middleweight division to end his over 10 years of drought.
Sai has failed in his bid to trail the path of champions after losing his Commonwealth title in 2011, a situation he attributed to ill-luck.
With the WBO Africa Super middleweight title in his wardrobe now, Sai believes that would mark the beginning of greater things to come and assured his fans that the rest of his boxing life would make them see the best in him.
He told the media after the Kabore fight that, he has waited and remained patient for an opportunity like this to re-launch his career to the entire world, expressing the hope that his new status will expose him to challengers all over the world.
His main aim, however, is to use the WBO Africa title as a launch-pad to have a shot at a world title under any of the sanctioning bodies.
“I have been training all this while but without the chance of a big fight of this nature. Sometimes, opponents would just not accept you and that makes it difficult for you to face the big guys.”
“I want to tell my fans that it is not over with Obodai Sai. I am restarting everything. Now that I have this title, I will train harder to defend against the best and in the process, get the chance to fight for bigger titles.”
According to Sai, “I have not given up the hope of becoming a world champion before I bow. That dream is there and within some few years, I hope to land that opportunity and come very close to it.’Sai improved to 29 wins with two losses.
By Andrew Nortey