Ghana’s George Ashie (27-4-1, 20 KOs) will meet South Africa’s Michael Mokoena (11-1, 7 KOs) on April 27 for the vacant interim WBO Africa lightweight title.
The bout, which was announced by Box Office Promotions, will take place in Accra, Ghana’s Bukom Boxing Arena, according to Ghanacrusader.com.
“On April 27th, George Ashie will be fighting for the vacant interim WBO Africa lightweight belt against Michael Mokoena from South Africa,”CEO of Box Office Promotions Alex Ntiamoah announced.
“[George] Ashie is a talented boxer,” said Box Office CEO Alex Ntiamoah. “He has gotten this opportunity to prove his worth again in the game.”
“I would like to thank Alex Ntiamoah and his outfit for putting this fight together,” Ashie said. “This fight is a make or break for me.
“I have trained very hard for the fight. I want to assure Ghanaians that Mokoena will come to Ghana but he will return to South Africa with nothing. The title is staying in Ghana.”
Ashie, nicknamed “Red Tiger,” was once considered a promising talent, but has fought only three times in the past five years. Last October, he ended a 15-month layoff, stopping Tanzania’s Max Moshi in two rounds.
Mokoena also fought that month, stopping Gift Bholo in five rounds.