Still living the avowed childhood dream to become a boxing world champion, Ghanaian Super Featherweight hotshot, Maxwell Awuku ranked number 4 in the world by the WBO, says the time for world championship glory is now.
Awuku says his immediate target is now to fight for the world title amid stating emphatically the boxer he cherishes most to face in the ring, even today with a particular opponent in mind. Awuku (38-2-1, 25 KOs) is knocking hard on the doors of WBO world champion, Mikey Garcia.
“It’s been a long dream since I was a child to be a world champion and it’s a dream I am still keen to realize,” Awuku told EastSideBoxing.com when we caught up with him in Accra.
He added: “I know and acknowledge that Mikey Garcia is a true champion and a good fighter. Even though Garcia is a recognized boxing star in America, anything is possible in the ring. I know I will not disappoint.”
Awuku who counts among his credentials in 41 professional fights, matching unto South Africa to outclass and defeat former world champion, Ledho Ledwaba in 2006 has waited patiently on the African continent. He is the only boxer to unify both the WBA and WBO Africa titles at Super Featherweight.
“I am ready to take on all the champions in the Super Featherweight division but since Mikey Garcia is the WBO champion, he is first on my target list. Bring it on,” Awuku said.