Ghanaian boxer Duke Akuetteh Micah (24-0,19 KOs) is poised for victory in his upcoming World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Bantamweight title bout against John Reil Casimero (29-4, 20 KOs) on September 26, 2020.
The bout is part of a Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Showtime's pay-per-view, which would feature five world title matches, including world champion twin brothers, Jermall and Jermell Charlo.
Ahead of the bout, the highly rated Ghanaian and former Olympian is confident of victory and feels it is the time to realize his childhood dream.
“I’m coming there to win,” Micah informed reporters ahead of his September 26 bout versus WBO World Bantamweight Champion, John Riel Casimero.
“This is my dream.
This is what I’ve set my mind on since my childhood,” he said during a virtual press conference.
Micah realises how good his opponent and is fired up for the bout and promises fans of an exciting bout.
“I’m so thankful to be taking on Casimero, one of the best boxers from the Philippines, because I know he’s a very good opponent.
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“That’s what I want and what the fans want to see, so we have to make it exciting.
“We’ve been training hard for this fight because we know Casimero is a very good boxer.
He knows what he’s doing and I also know what I’m doing so I’ve been preparing myself to come to the ring in the best shape possible.
I’ve watched Casimero before and I know the way he fights so that’s why we’ve been training hard and doing everything right so we can bring the victory back home to Ghana,” he said.
Micah who is having his first world title shot is optimistic about his chances of annexing the champion despite Casimero being the huge favourite.
“The people who think I don’t have a chance are not in my shoes,” Micah declared.
“I know he’s a good boxer but this is what I’ve been doing since my childhood.
Whatever anybody else thinks, I’m the one in the ring, so nobody else’s thoughts really matter.
I know this won’t be an easy fight for me, but it’s what I’ve always wanted.
“This is my dream.
This is what I’ve been looking for because I know he’s a good boxer.
I’m doing this for me and my family, my daughter and my son.
I’ve been trying for a long time.
I’m hungry for this.
People will see good boxing and I’m confident that I’ll bring the title back to Ghana.
My goal is to be one of the best boxers from Ghana.