As part of celebrations of Ghana’s 60th Independence Anniversary, Streetwise Promotions in association with Errol Hawks Sports Management and the Ghana@60 Planning Committee, will on Saturday, March 11 host three World Boxing Council (WBC) title bouts at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
Commey will be hoping to get back on the winning trail after successive losses to Robert Easter, Jr. for the vacant IBF lightweight title and Denis Shafikov last year.
Co-featured on the card is Fredrick “General Okunka” Lawson (24-1-0, 20 K0’s) who is on the comeback trail after he suffered a broken jaw against Kevin Bizier on November 7, 2015 when he was stopped in the 10th round.
General Okunka is scheduled for a 12-rounder for the WBC International Silver welterweight title against Jamaica’s Sakima Mullings (19 wins-two losses, 14 KO’s).
The final headlining bout involves undefeated and world-ranked bantamweight prospect Duke “The Baby Faced Terminator” Micah, (19 wins, 17 KO’s) who will clash with Mexican Jonathan “El Fenix” Aguilar, (17 wins-4 losses, 15 KO’s) in a 12-round bout for the WBC International Silver bantamweight title.
Micah, 25, has thrilled crowds in the United Kingdom and Ghana since turning professional after the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Recently he won the vacant Commonwealth (British Empire) bantamweight title with a 12-round decision victory over Matthew Chanda on November 12, 2016.
In an interview on the sidelines of the launch of Freedom Fight Nights yesterday at the Accra International Conference Centre, the Chairman of the Ghana@60 Media and Branding Sub-committee, Jefferson Sackey, told the Graphic Sports the committee gave the promotion its blessing because of the massive contributions of boxing to the history of Ghanaian sports.
He added that President Akufo-Addo, as an avid fan of the sport, was keenly interested in the bouts as well as the year-long Ghana@60 celebrations.
Michael Amoo-Bediako of Streetwise Promotions urged all three boxers on the bill to give of their best and record convincing victories to thrill Ghanaian boxing fans who have long been starved of quality international bouts.
He also paid tribute to legendary Ghanaian fighter Azumah Nelson, noting that his pedigree in WBC circles contributed to the governing body releasing three titles to Ghana.
Organisers expect a total of five bouts to be on the undercard of the three title fights with promising fighters such as Emmanuel Anim, Kpakpo Allotey and Felix Ajom featuring.