BOXING:Osumanu Adama prepares for the biggest fight of his career

first_imgGhana’s boxer Osumanu Adama is currently preparing in the U.S. for the biggest fight of his life.The report said the fight is against unbeaten Kazakh fighter, Gennady Golovkin, scheduled for Feb. 1.Ghana’s Adama vowed he would become the first person to beat Golovkin.Adama, who won 22 fights and lost three in his professional career, would take on Golovkin, the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organisation (IBO) middleweight champion in Monte Carlo, Monaco.Golovkin, 31, is considered one of the best boxers in the middleweight class, having been unbeaten in his 28 professional fights.With an 89 knockout percentage rate, Golovkin holds the greatest KO ratio in middleweight championship history and is first among all active current and former champions and 3rd in overall championship history.But the 33-year-old Adama said the winning streak of the Kazakh fighter is about to end.“It (the fight) will be different. Most of the fighters don’t have the speed that I have. It is about speed and power,’’ he said in an interview with an online boxing website.He said many of his supporters from Ghana would come to witness the bout, which would be an added advantage for him.“A lot of my supporters are coming to Monte Carlo. All Africans are willing for me to win this fight and Insha Allah I will win,” said Adama, who is training in Chicago, U.S., where he is based. PANA reports that Adama turned pro in 2001 with a second round knockout of compatriot Akeem Alarape in Accra, the Ghanaian capital.In 2010, he won his first title, the vacant IBO international middleweight championship.In March 2012, Adama lost a decision for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) World Middleweight title in Tasmania, Australia, against champion Daniel Geale.After a one-year lull, the Ghanaian won a split decision over Grady Brewer in March 2013, and is currently ranked 16th in the world by BoxRec, which holds the updated recorded of professional boxers.last_img

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