Obodai Sai to fight South African Nov 23

Author: Kwame Larweh
Michael Annan is confident Obodai Sai (right) will win the WBA Pan African title on November 23

The Manager of super middleweight boxer, says the Ghanaian will return to the ring on November 23 to fight South Africa's France Ramabolu for the WBA Pan African title at the Bukom Boxing Arena in Accra.

Mr Michael Annan told the Graphic Sports Online in an exclusive interview that Sai would make a strong statement on the night by defeating his opponent to signal his intention to win the world title by 2019.

"Obodai Sai is dropping everybody down on his way to winning the world title next year.

"We have a psychologist and a nutritionist for him; he is also under new trainers at the Attoh Quarshie gym where he has intensified his training regimen ahead of the bout", he revealed.

Mr Annan admitted that Ramabolu, 30, is tough but stressed that nothing could stand in the way of his ward.

Sai's career nearly ended after an epic defeat to undefeated Namibian, Walter Kautondokwa, in June last year, but the 31-year-ol has since recovered to win his two most recent bouts against less fancied Richard Ashong and George Amuzu in Accra.

The boxer told the Graphic Sports Online he had learnt a lot since the third defeat of his professional career.

"I have learnt a lot of lessons and my new manager has brought a lot of impetus to my life and training. I don't think I will ever suffer any embarrassing defeat again", he assured.