Azumah Nelson’s Fight Night series is back for Round IV, but this time, the stakes have been raised. Nation against nation will go to war in this battle between Ghana and the U.K.
The warriors from Ghana will have homefield advantage as the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra plays host to Fight Night, Round IV. Nelson, however, a 2004 Hall of Fame inductee and one of boxing’s great road warriors, believes the opponent inside the ring is more important than the fans outside it.
“There will be tough fights on August 19th, but I have confidence in the Ghanaian fighters,” he told the media at Accra City Hotel (see video below). “Our local boxers have fought among themselves for too long and now we want to try them against foreign boxers. They are capable of becoming world champions but it depends on their discipline and the attention they give to the sport.”
The night’s headliner will feature undefeated Ghana super featherweight champion Wahab Oluwaseum (10-0) versus the rugged Irishman John “The Hitman” Hicks (14-2).
In the co-feature, popular middleweight Emmanuel Anim will have his hands full against 26-year-old Kieran “Lights Out” Leinster.
Super lightweights Raphael King of Ghana and England’s Anthony Ayinde will face-off in a six round affair.
And in the only all-Ghana bout on the card, Wasiru Mohammed takes on Felix Okine.
All fighters on the card were hand-picked by Nelson himself, who,a long with partner HeMann Promotions, is developing a reputation for putting good matchups ahead of showcase bouts. But these bouts may be overshadowed by an amateur bout featuring none other than Azumah Nelson Jr. — the lead promoter’s son — taking on the U.K.’s Oliver Duffy.
Who will emerge victorious on Fight Night: Round IV, Ghana or the U.K.? All eyes will be on Bukom Boxing Arena on August 19th awaiting the answer to that question.