Ghanaian lightweight Emmanuel Quartey [23-2, 20 KOs] is set to fight British boxer Chris Goodwin [19-2-1, 0 KOs] for the Universal Boxing Alliance (UBA) International Super Lightweight title on 31st October 2020 in Turkey.
Quartey whose last fight came back in December 2018 – a Unanimous Decision (UD) victory over Samuel Akrogo [8-2, 6 KOs] – at the Bukom Boxing Arena has called on his fans support saying “I know I’m going to win this fight to bring the belt to Ghana thank you.”
His opponent has also been inactive for a number of years with his last fight recorded being a 2014 Split Decision (SD) victory in a WBF World Welterweight title bout against Russian Mikhail Avakian [29-34-5, 13 KOs].
This is Quartey’s third international title, bout the first coming back in 2012 which saw the 30-year-old get knocked out by Raymond Commey [19-11, 10 KOs] who claimed the West African Boxing Union (WABU) Super Bantamweight Title, the second was a WBA Pan African Super Bantamweight title bout against South African Tshifhiwa Munyai [32-6-1, 18 KOs] in 2013, again Quartey tasted defeat getting knocked out by the now 35-year-old.
Meanwhile, Quartey’s opponent has claimed victory in every title bout he has competed in from defeating Istvan Kiss [25-26, 12 KOs] for the WBF World Lightweight title in 2012, Oisin Fagan [27-10, 16 KOs] for the WBF Intercontinental Lightweight title in 2014 and Mikhail Avakian for the WBF World Welterweight title also back in 2014.
The bout is being promoted by GK Boxing Promotion and sponsored by All Natural Energy drink.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com