We have a fight! Michael “One Bullet” Ansah and arch-rival Sheriff “One Time” Quaye both made weight on Friday ahead of their highly-anticipated rubber match Saturday night at Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.
The event, which will seat 500 attendees, is being promoted by Box Office Sports Promotions in collaboration with Ace Power Promotions. On the line is the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title.
Both fighters looked to be in tremendous shape at Friday’s weigh-in. Ansah came in a trim 134.7-pounds whole Quaye tipped the scales at 134-pounds. Quaye won their first encounter via 12-round split decision in October 2018 but Ansah roared back in their rematch, scoring a seventh-round TKO in March 2019.
Naturally, he’s promising more of the same.
Everything is set for us to square up now and I can’t wait for the fight,” Ansah (19-10-2, 13 KOs) told BoxingAfrica.com immediately following the weigh-in. “All I know is that I am not losing this fight and Sheriff Quaye should expect a defeat again.
“He is a thorn in my flesh and the only thing I can do to silence him. That is my target and I will achieve that on Saturday by knocking him out.
Quaye (19-2-1, 12 KOs) was just as confident, telling BoxingAfrica.com that instead of getting into a verbal fisticuffs with Ansah ahead of the fight, he’d let his fists do the talking.
“He only brags and I won’t engage him in that. I will do my talking in the ring on Saturday,” Quaye declared. “I have waited for long for this fight and this is the time to prove myself to everyone that I am better than him in the ring.
This is the second time the third bout between the two has been scheduled. It was initially slated for March 2020 but was cancelled only days before fight night due to an ankle injury suffered by Ansah. Now, we’re only hours away from the score being settled once and for all.
On the undercard, Alfred “Bukom Bomber” Lamptey (7-0, 5 KOs) will face veteran fighter George Krampah (14-4, 12 KOs) for the West Africa Boxing Union (WABU) and UBO Africa featherweight titles while undefeated Robert ‘Stopper’ Quaye (18-0, 15 KOs) clashes with Raymond Kofi Ansah (8-34, 8 KOs) in a light welterweight contest.
John Laryea (7-0-1, 5 KOs) will fight for the national featherweight title against Kamarudeen Boyefio (11-8, 11 KOs), Holy Dorgbetor (6-0, 4 KOs) will slug it out with Edward Kambasa (9-13, 9 KOs) at featherweight and Daniel Aduku faces Samson Aziz Naimou in a super welterweight contest.
In a super bantamweight bout, Theophilus Tetteh will fight Musa Appiah while Michael Abban makes his pro debut at super flyweight against Benjamin Sackey.
Enterprising Daniel Selassie Gorsh will engage Benjamin Sackey in a bantamweight contest and Olanrewaju Durodola and Taryel Jafarov square off in an international cruiserweight bout.