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13.01.2005 Sports News

Bukom Fire promises the nation a world title

By GNA

Accra, Jan. 13, GNA - One of the most feared local boxers in the mid 1990s, James Armah (Bukom Fire) is bracing up for a showdown with a Mexican known only as Antonio for the North American Boxing Federation (UABF) title on February 25 in the USA.

But Bukom Fire will have to recuperate quickly from a three-week fever and severe neck pains after weeks of sparring with former WBA Welterweight Champion Ike "Bazooka" Quartey in his great comeback with 26 year-old American Clint Scott McNeil scheduled for the Azumah Nelson's Sports Complex (Kaneshie Sports Complex) on Friday.

Bukom Fire told the GNA Sports in Accra that his promoters, Goossen Tudos, based in the US were prepared to move him up to wrestle the WBC lightweight title by the close of the year if he was able to win the February bout and defended it twice.

The Ghanaian boxer who for sometime now has been based in the US shot into the limelight in 2000 after annexing two Commonwealth titles in two different weight divisions in a spate of three months.

He made nonsense of Briton's Charles Shepherd and later disposed of yet another British boxer Boby Vanzy, both within three months.

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