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Raphael Mensah & Habid Ahmed more than prepared to make Ghana proud-Promoter

Written by  Dec 15, 2017
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Landmark Promotions, Anthony Kermah says three of his boxers are preparing for their world title bouts. Ghana’s Raphael Mensah (31-0, 23 KO’s) will be in the ring for the World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight world title. He would be facing it off with champion Albert Machado (19-0, 16 KO’s) from Puerto Rico to defend his belt against the number 2 rated WBA super featherweight boxer from Ghana. The bout between Raphael Mensah and his Puerto Rican champion has been sanctioned for 27 January, 2018 in Los Angeles.   Isaac Ekpo, from Nigeria who fought in Germany in 2016, would be going for an automatic rematch after the World Boxing Authority established that he was robbed. A date is yet to set for this bout, he said in an interview with Rainbow Sports. Habib Ahmed, will take on the challenge with Gilberto Ramires, WBO Super Middleweight World Title bout at Bank of America Centre, Corpus Christy, Texas, United States. His bout is scheduled for February 3, 2018. When asked how prepared his boxers were, Mr. Kemah said, the boxers have intensified their training so they will make the country proud. ‘’The boxers are preparing ahead of the world title bouts. We have had an intensive four-week training already and we are still training hard.’’ According to him, they need support for the boxers and ‘’the support we need is not just in cash but can be in kind. It can be morally and spiritually. We want to change the face of boxing in Ghana and give these boxers professional training.’’ He added: ‘’we want to assist any young person who has expressed interest in boxing. We want to take them off the streets so they do not become misfits in the society.’’   Assisting talented boxers he stressed remains their core value. ‘’When we realize you have what it takes to reach the world stage, we at Landmark Promotions, will seek for support and assist you so you will make the country proud.’’ He appealed to the president to pay attention to boxing in Ghana so we can have well trained boxers who can win world titles. The boxers on their part were optimistic of victory. Raphael Mensah told Rainbow Radio’s Nana Prempeh that, he was more than prepared and has promised to win the title to make the country proud.   He has been promised a three-bedroom apartment should he chalk victory for Ghana.   Coach Ofori Asare, trainer for the two Ghanaian boxers said, the boxers are well prepared and they are poised to bring the titles home.   By: Nana Prempeh
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