Middleweight boxer, Obodai Sai, says his knockout loss to Namibian Walter Kautondokwa in their WBO Africa middleweight title was divine and a sign of great things to come in his career.
According to him, the defeat has made him a better and dangerous fighter who can now take on the best in the world.
“When a man falls down and he gets up to fight again then he is the real man. I have learnt lessons from my past and is only a fool who repeats his mistakes twice’, he told a gathering of media personnel at the Adidas Centre in Accra yesterday.
Sai, 31, was among other fighters who were officially introduced for the much-heralded mega ‘Battle of Titans’ slated for the Bukom Boxing Arena on Boxing Day, December 26.
The Ghanaian will meet South Africa’s France Ramabolu as the main card on the bill, which will also see Robert ‘Stopper’ Quaye fighting Tanzanian Vicent A. Mbilinyi for the WBO Africa junior welterweight title.
The night will also see Prince ‘Octopus’ Djanie face off with Ekow Wilson in a 10-round bantamweight contest. A major side attraction will also witness two female brawlers, Natacha De Almeida from Switzerland and Julie Grande of Italy meeting in the ring.
There will also be an International super flyweight silver championship between Nigerian Aliu Lasisi and Tanzania Mchanja Yohana before Felix Ajom faces Michael ‘One Bullet’ Ansah in a national super featherweight contest.
Michael Nii Yarboi Annan, the CEO of Don’s Promotion, organisers of the fight, noted that the show would mark the start of a huge boxing fiesta in the country.
“Don’s Promotion is here to right the wrongs in our boxing scene; make the sport more palatable and attractive to all and sundry and make boxing a national pastime”, he stated.
He mentioned Adidas Ghana, Reebok No.8 Cornelly and Delwyn Paints as partners to make the December 26 boxing a night to remember.
Alex Ntiamoah Boakye, a partner to the event, called on stakeholders in the sport to realise the importance of the discipline as a job creation tool for the youth and a high income earner for the state.