By Jonny Stapleton
Ghanaian boxer Prosper Ankrah will provide the next test for Carl Frampton according to reports from the African Country and www.eastsideboxing.com.
Ankrah (18-2, 13 KOs) claims he will challenge the talented and undefeated Belfast fighter in Sheffield on St Patricks Day.
The former Ghanaian bantamweight champion has two loses on his recorded, thoose reverses came when he left his native country to box in South Africa.
If the fight rumours are indeed true the Ghanaian will challenge out side of Africa for the first time, but reports in the Ghanaian press and on Eastside suggest Ankrah is confident.
“Losing those two fights in South Africa was really an eye opener and I learnt a lot from them so I will be ready this time. My coaches have prepared me very well and I’m in the form of my life. Nothing is stopping me from winning this title because there can be no stepping back now. I need this title to push for a world title and I’m winning,” Ankrah told www.sportsinghana.com.
Whether one of Irish boxing’s hottest prospect will indeed make his second Commonwealth title defence against the African remains to be seen, but speaking on Irish Boxing Radio earlier this month Promoter Eddie Hearn did suggest there were considering a few African options for Barry McGuigan’s protégé.
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