Ashie relishes Gameboy rematch in June

Author: Derrick Elorm Adzokpa
George "Red Tiger" Ashie

Ghanaian lightweight contender, George Ashie, is relishing an opportunity to challenge for the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Global or International title next month.

Ashie, alias Red Tiger, told the Graphic Sports that he had been working tirelessly for any of the aforementioned titles next month to position him for a possible world title shot in the future.

The Ghanaian boxer’s aspiration to contest for the WBO Global or International title next month could see a possible fierce rematch between himself and Emmanuel “Gameboy” Tagoe, who currently holds the WBO Global title.

“I have been training hard for the title and I am ready to win it. My management, MTK Global, has promised me a world title shot so I am looking forward to winning the WBO Global or International title next month so that I can be in a position to contest for a world title,” he told the Graphic Sports.

Ashie (29-5-1, 21 Kos) said he was ready to improve his boxing credentials after several setbacks and challenging for the WBO Global or International title next month would be a major step towards boosting his chances for a world title shot.

“I am looking forward to improving my reputation in boxing after a few setbacks over the last few years. I think challenging and winning any of these titles next month would be a boost to my career and possibly put me in a position for a world title,” he added.

Ashie has won four out of his last five bouts, with his last defeat being against Irish boxer, Stephen Ormond, at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, last year.