Ansah eyes ‘Game Boy’ showdown

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.

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Known as ‘One Bullet’, (17-9-2), Ansah who was born in Accra remains one of the lightweight contenders with a huge following but had some tough times due to wayward lifestyle.

“I am a changed 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.

Meanwhile, Ansah is also being chased by Patrick Nii Ayi ‘The Alligator’ who wants to face the new national lightweight champion in a showdown.

“Alligator” a very crafty and fast boxer, who trains at the Wisdom boxing gym alongside the Samir brothers and other crack boxers under coach Asare said, he wants to challenge Ansah for Ghanaians to determine, who is the best in the lightweight division.

Ayi, who announced his presence with a win over Abraham Osei Bonsu for the national super featherweight title said he wants to cause another sensation.

He said the best must meet the best, hence the decision to call out Ansah for the fight.

Ayi is unbeaten in 20 fights. He is one of the budding boxing talents in the hood of James Town, ready to shock the world, when given the chance.


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