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20.07.2004 Sports News

Jupiter wants ambulance at Complex for Alabi

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Accra, July 20, GNA - Theophilus Jupiter Quaye has demanded the presence of an ambulance at the Kanashie Sports Complex on July 30 as a precondition for his fight against Ali Alabi for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Africa featherweight title.

"I shall be so devastating that Alabi would end up in hospital so I would not fight if there was no ambulance at the Complex because I would not like to commit murder in the ring," he told the GNA Sports on Tuesday.

Flexing his muscles in a typical macho display, Quaye boasted that he would allow Alabi to go six rounds with him before stopping him so that fans would be privileged to watch his artistry and firepower and draw conclusions for themselves about his capability.

"I know the art and I have the power and there is no way my opponent could travel more than seven rounds with me even if I decide to fight him with only one hand," he said.

Jupiter said he would have preferred a more durable opponent to Alabi because he had beaten him before and but for the title at stake, he would have pulled out of the contest.

The boxer said he was the most credible featherweight in the country at the moment and called on boxing promoters to pitch him against Mouibi Armstrong, Kpakpo Allotey and other dominant forces on the continent.

He said he would use Alabi as a cannon fodder to entice attention from matchmakers and promoters for bigger challenges, as his ultimate dream was to annex a world title in the shortest possible time. Jupiter said he did not have to do any special training for this championship because "as a professional boxer who knows my onions, I always train to keep in good shape for any eventuality and for that reason, I can even accept fights at short notices."

He called on the doctors who would be on duty at the fight to be alert in order to save Alabi's life.

Other fights lined up for the night which is under the promotion of Ambition, Nii Armah and Boxing One Net Promotion Syndicate include a super welterweight WBO Africa championship between Osumanu Adama and Mathurin Setegbe of the Republic of Benin.

Ben "Congo Soldier" Ankrah engages hard hitting Bilal Mohammed in a WBO Africa lightweight title fight while Sumaila Badu challenges Jonathan Yartey for the WBO Africa bantamweight belt. 20 July 04

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