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01.04.2008 Boxing

Bukom Tsatsu To Fight In US

By Daily Graphic
Bukom Tsatsu To Fight In US
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Former Commonwealth champion, Joshua 'Bukom Tsatsu' Okine, will mount the ring on April 17 to fight American Jose Medina in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Okine who left the shores of Ghana last month will engage his opponent in a 10- round bout to be promoted by Karim Abdallah. The bout is part of a series of training programmes lined-up by Okine's camp to prepare him for the national welterweight title.

Freddie Annan, CEO of the UK-based Base Sports Management, currently managing the boxer said Okine has been training feverishly and will give his opponent a bout of his liife.

Tsatsu recently bounced back to prominence following a splendid performance in the 13-week TV reality boxing show which saw him winning the ultimate.

The 27 year- old who lost his commonwealth title to Kevin Anderson in 2005 has won 14 fights out of which 10 were by way of knockouts.

Meanwhile the National lightweight champion, Albert Mensah, will also take on John Brown of America on the day Okine will be in the ring. The American has fought 23 times and won 16 out of which 11 are knockouts.

Story by Peter Sabah

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