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WBO postpones Wasiru’s title bout

The Word Boxing Organization (WBO) has postponed the Global super bantamweight title bout between Ghana’s Wasiru ‘Gyatabi’ Mohammed and Tanzania’s Loren Japhet to Saturday, June 29, at the Accra Sports Stadium (Sports Hall).

The bout was initially fixed for June 15, but sources at the WBO said, the postponement was necessary to give ample time for better organization of the bout.

Gyatabi, the current WBO Africa bantamweight champion would relish an opportunity to return to the ring for the first time since October last year in this WBO Global super bantamweight title bout against Tanzania’s Loren Japhet.

His camp told the GNA Sports that the postponement would be an added advantage as their boxer would have more time to prepare well for his adversary.

The fight night code named; “Ascension, The Lion Roars” would be Wasiru’s first chance to defend his title, after he won the WBO Africa bantamweight belt from Isaac Sackey in Accra.

The undefeated Ghanaian pugilist (11, 0, KO9) is currently ranked number 14 by the WBO and a victory on Saturday would move him further into the top 10 boxers in the division on the world ranking.

His opponent, Japhet on the other side has lost twice in 13 bouts (9-2-2, 2 KOs) in 73 rounds of boxing with Knock Outs (KOs) percentage of 15.

The title up for grabs was introduced by the WBO in 2018 and Wasiru could be the first Ghanaian to pick that belt, should he win on the night. Other supporting fights on the night are; Eric Quarm facing off with Odartey Lartey, Lesko Sossaya locking horns with Lartei Lartey, whilst Mubarak K Abubakar battles with Jacob Laryea. The fight is under the promotions of E&J Promotions.

–GNA

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