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12.05.2008 Boxing

I will deliver-Azumah

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum - Ghanaian Chronicle

And before he flew out from his native country Ghana, the Dzaase Asafoatse of the Osu Mankralo Stool, Asafoatse Nii Akapeh II called on the boxing professor to assure the champion of the support and prayers of the people of the area at a press conference at Azumah's residence last Friday.

Responding to how far the forthcoming fight will travel, the boxing icon, in hesitation revealed that : “It is too early to predict how it will go, but I know for sure that I will deliver and not disappoint Ghanaians.”

He gave the assurance of his combat readiness, having embarked on series of physical and mental exercises to teach his Aussie opponent a boxing lesson for the third time.

For Azumah, one thing that keeps him going when he is in the ring is the realization of the fact that, he is acting as Ghana's representative.

“Anytime I mount the ring, the strong conviction that Ghanaians are watching me propels me to give my best shot,” he told the press before leaving for the US for their pre match press conference.

Azumah, who is staging a comeback after a decade of inactivity is scheduled to cross swords with Australian icon, Jeff Fenech on June 24, in Sidney, Australia.

The boxing legend is expected home in less than two weeks for a fine tuning exercise before he will finally leave for the Sidney showdown in June.

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