Boxing: Commey will be no match for Gyata Bi - Coach Lartekwei

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Wasiru Mohammed


Coach of Wasiru  "Gyata Bi" Mohammed, Lartekwei Lartey, believes Raymond Commey will not be a match for his pugilist when they slug it out for the National Super Bantamweight Championship at the Bukom Boxing Arena on July 14.

Coach Lartey said undefeated Wasiru, who will be making his first defence of the national title against an experienced Commey aliasChorkor Banku, will be too tough to handle for his opponent in their clash.

Wasiru (10-0, 8 KOs) is billed to fight Commey (18-6, 10 KOs) in a bout which headlines E&J Promotions card dubbed "Ultimate Expose" having beaten Kamurdeen Boyefio in round one  last May, to win the crown and his coach believes July 14, provides an opportunity for him to successfully defend his title.

In an interview with the Graphic Sports, Coach Lartey despite being confident, insisted his boxer will not  take anything for granted against Commey, given the experience the challenger brings into the ring against them.

"He may be very experienced, but he is no match for Wasiru and he is going to go down on the night. We are focused on our training and preparations, and we are hopeful of a knockout victory.

"Commey is a tough opponent, but Wasiru is the kid on the block and he will be too hot for him to handle in the fight," he said.

He, however, called on supporters of Wasiru to arrive at the Bukom Boxing Arena on time in order to avoid being left out because his pugilist would determin the end of proceedings early.

In other undercard pairings, Prince Oko Nartey (4-0, 3 KOs) faces Richard Ashong (0-12) in a super middleweight contest while former West Africa champion, Michael Pappoe (20-5, 18 KOs) comes up against unbeaten Success Tetteh (5-0, 3KOs) in a super featherweight clash.

Justice Addy (15-4-1, 14 KOs) takes on Ashaiman's Abraham 'Ebo Electric' Afful (8-3-1, 8KOs) at welterweight with Eric Quarm and Daniel Akornu to slug it out at super featherweight.