Osumanu Adama ready for IBF title fight against Geale

Osumanu AdamaBy Prince Dornu-Leiku: US based Ghanaian pugilist Osumanu Adama is ready and fired up to claim the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Middleweight belt come March 7 in Australia, he has exclusively told Ghana-based newspaper ALL SPORTS from his training base in the US.

The former Ghana Middleweight champion now fighting out of Joliet, Illinois takes on home favourite and champion David Geale at the Derwent Entertainment Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on Wednesday March 7.

It will be only the second defence for Geale who won the title back in May last year in Germany but one which the Australian (26-1, 15 KOs) has earmarked as his last on home soil and is seeking to impress his countrymen as well as set up bigger fights.

“Victory is imperative in order to set up a unification fight abroad in the middle of the year.

“Whilst his team negotiates with (WBC Diamond Middleweight champ) Sergio Martinez, (WBO Middleweight king) Dmitry Pirog and (WBA Super World Middleweight champion) Felix Sturm, Daniel (Geale) never looks past the fight ahead and remains totally focused on the next challenger,” read a statement on Geale nicknamed the Real Deal’s official website
But Adama nicknamed Machine Gun (20-2, 15 KOs) who has been training fervently under the guidance of his coach Joseph Awinongya, is as confident as ever.

The Ghanaian has vowed to defeat the Australian to finally fulfil the childhood dream of becoming a boxing world champion.

He told ALL SPORTS from his US base: “We are ready to go and nothing is stopping me from winning this title.
“I am in training camp, everything is perfect and we thank God for everything.

“I still need my support from Ghana as well as their prayers on 7th March which is Independence Day 6th March in Ghana.”

Article posted on 07.02.2012

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