Prince Patel and Julius Kisarawe both made weight on Friday ahead of their rematch Saturday night at the Cahaya Lounge at East Legon in Accra.
The event, named “Night of Championship,” is being promoted by Soaq Empire Promotions. On the line is the WBO Global, WBO Africa, WBA Intercontinental, IBF Continental and Commonwealth super flyweight titles.
Britain’s Patel and Tanzania’s Kisarawe both looked to be in tremendous shape. Kisarawe came in as 115 pounds while Patel tipped the scales at 114.9 pounds.
The Briton first fought for the title in October 2020 against Innocent Evarest but judges scored the bout a split draw. Patel (23-1-2, 18 KOs) is ready to make amends this time around.
“I am not making a mistake this time around,” Patel told BoxingAfrica.com following Friday’s weigh-in.
“I am ready to showcase my boxing prowess over Kisarawe in the ring on Saturday night and nothing can stop that.”
Kisarawe (32-7-1, 16 KOs) sounded equally optimistic during a conversation with BoxingAfrica.com.
“The most important thing is to have made the weight and I can’t wait to roar. I am very ready for this fight.
“I will be giving my best performance against Patel. It is going to be an exciting night for all boxing enthusiasts.”
The card also features another exciting championship fight when Ghana’s WBO Africa super bantamweight champion Isaac Sackey defends his belt against compatriot Gabriel Odoi Laryea.
While Sackey makes his ring return in over a year, Laryea will fight for the second time in 2021. However, the champion believes his inactivity will not affect his performance.
“I am happy to be making a return to the ring and for sure I will win against my opponent because that is the most important thing,” said Sackey (24-1-1, 20 KOs). “It’s been long since I last fought but that is not going to prevent me from beating Laryea.”
Laryea (21-4-2, 14 KOs) says he is not a walkover and is ready to snatch the belt from Sackey.
“This is an opportunity I will never miss. I am very confident and I don’t see Sackey troubling me.”
In a vacant Pan Africa heavyweight championship, Osumanu Haruna (11-1, 7 KOs) battles Ebenezer Tetteh (19-1, 16 KOs).
Lucy Wildheart (6-1, 3 KOs) and Flora Machela (6-7, 5 KOs) will fight in an international women’s featherweight contest while Richard Penyi faces Eric Tetteh in a super feathweight contest.
In a super welterweight clash, Jacob Tetteh will slug it out with John Aryee and Musah Ramah versus David Armah Quaye in a middleweight contest.