Big Battle Brewing in Bukom
There seems to be a fierce battle brewing out of the fishing communities of Bukom and Jamestown; communities popular for churning out world class pugilistic warriors who have thundered the boxing world with brawn and finesse – Scores of gallant gladiators who have soldiered on to glory, forging out gilded careers by blood, sweat and tears.
Rising from the dust and doldrums of these impoverished but talent-laden hoods to the bright lights of the “Boxing Meccas”. Legends like Floyd Klutei Robertson, D K Poison, Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, Nana Yaw Konadu, Alfred Cobra Kotey, Joshua Clottey, Joseph Agbeko, James Armah, Kofi Jantuah and most recently Richard Commey and Isaac Dogboe have in varied proportions carved a niche and blazed the trail.
It’s in this view that gatekeepers of the sport have tasked major stakeholders to ensure that the glory is not dimmed. And the current generation of Ghanaian boxers have the arduous task of upholding the national flag and clinching out yet more world straps.
Two of such young hopefuls are 2020 Olympic Bronze Medalist Samuel Takyi known as “The Ring Warrior” and WBC Youth and IBF Silver Super Featherweight Champion: reigning SWAG Professional Boxer of the Year, Alfred Lamptey.
Takyi, who entered the paid ranks in April this year and has currently notched two wins with two knockouts has challenged Lamptey to a showdown for the Ghana National Title.
Currently handled by ex WBA Welterweight Champion Ike “Bazooka” Quartey, the highly confident and tough talking lad claims Lamptey would be no match for him should the deal be sealed.
Although no word has come from Lamptey himself, information gathered from his camp suggests they are eyeing a world title opportunity soon and therefore do not have much interest in a local grudge match. The challenge however is one that could lure the Bukom Bomber, as Lamptey is popularly called, into a brawl that would make boxing fans across Africa salivating
With ace promoters like Alex Ntiamoah of Box Office Sports in the fray, boxing lovers can wait with bated breath anticipating good news in the coming weeks
Source: SAMUEL OPOKU AMOAH ( firstname.lastname@example.org)