Britain’s Prince Patel and Tanzania’s Julius Kisarawe are ready to roar this Saturday, March 27 when they fight for the WBO Global, WBO Africa, WBA Intercontinental and IBF Continental Commonwealth super flyweight titles at the Cahaya Lounge at East Legon in Accra.
The two boxers are in Ghana as they prepare to headline “Night of Championship” in an event organized by Soaq Empire Promotions.
Patel (23-1-2, 18 KOs) previously fought for the titles in October 2020 against Tanzania’s Innocent Evarist but failed to win it when judges declared the bout a split draw.
Patel now returns to the ring, fighting away from home yet full of confidence.
“It is an opportunity I wouldn’t want to miss and I am glad I have the chance to prove my worth in a rich boxing country such as Ghana,” Patel told BoxingAfrica.com.
“Kisarawe is one of the best flyweights in Africa and I am looking forward to beating him in order to attract big fights in the super flyweight division.”
Patel’s opponent, Kisarawe (32-7-1, 16 KOs) is riding a three-fight winning streak entering Saturday night. Last October, he won a unanimous decision over compatriot Msabaha Salum Msabaha.
Kisarawe says he is ready to return back home with all four belts and promised action.
“It is going to be a good fight. I believe it is the type of bout that gives you the chance to make a huge statement and I am prepared to take it,” Kisarawe said to BoxingAfrica.com.
“I want to leave Ghana with all the belts on the line and that can only happen by winning on Saturday. I am ready to give Patel a good fight and I promise to win it.
“Fighting in Ghana is an honor for me because meeting all these champions from Ghana motivates me to achieve success in the sport.”
On the undercard, Ghanaians Osumanu Haruna (11-1, 7 KOs) and Ebenezer Tetteh (19-1, 16 KOs) will slug it out for the WBA Pan Africa heavyweight belt.
Issah Samir (19-1, 16 KOs) will clash with veteran Frank Dodzi (19-13, 17 KOs) in a non-title middleweight bout.
In a women’s featherweight contest, Briton Lucy Wildheart (6-1, 3 KOs) will face Flora Machela (6-7, 5 KOs) of Tanzania.
In an interview with BoxingAfrica.com, Wildheart pledged to earn a stoppage win over Flora in an expected tough clash.
“I am enjoying my stay here in Ghana and I can’t wait to get into the ring on Saturday. I respect my opponent but I believe I will carry the night with a knockout win.”
Naturally, Flora was unimpressed.
“Talk is cheap and everyone can tend to say anything but Saturday night will prove what I can do in the ring,” she told BoxingAfrica.com.