Barely three months after enduring a championship disappointment, Bronx gym’s Isaac Serlom is again knocking on the door of success as he makes another bid for the national super welterweight title on a Landmark Promotions and Management Syndicate’s “Night of rivalry” scheduled for the Labanon House in Accra.
Serlom’s previous effort at claiming the belt disappeared into thin air after his opponent, Ishmael Tetteh, known among his fans as “Roy Jones jnr” Chickened out in the last minute with unclear reasons.
But having been presented with another brilliant opportunity to earn his biggest silverware, Serlom told the Times Sports he has put that disappointment behind and has focused on Saturday’s challenge against Sampson Tettey of Sonia gym.
But for close followers of the pugilistic sport in Ghana, Tettey is not a credible opponent following his poor outings in his last three bouts.
However, Serlom will not be deterred by such comments he believes are being thrown out just to make him complacent.
“I am very focused on this fight. It is a championship and my preparation has been like that of a major title fight. I know Tettey is an experienced boxer and what he can do on a good day.”
“I will make sure I give him no breathing space. He will come very hard at me because he’ll want to take advantage of the platform like me to make the headlines but I am confident of stopping him,” he told the Times Sports.
The Serlom-Tettey clash is the main undercard on the bill that features a Commonwealth super flyweight championship bout between Ghana’s Kobblah Johnson and Nigeria’s Yakubu Karim.
Johnson, just like his opponent, do not command much fears as far as boxing is concerned in their respective countries and perhaps, Saturday’s clash represent that opportunity to join the elites in the sport.
In a bantamweight elimination over eight rounds, De Oak gym’s Gabriel Odoi Laryea will slug it out with Asamoah Wilson from the Lotto Gold gym while Raphael Mensah from the Wisdom gym is set to continue with his impressive show as he face Odarlai Lamptey from the De Oak gym in a super featherweight elimination.
Michael Ansah, aka Bullet from the Chorkor gym will engage Samuel Turkson of Lotto Gold gym in a lightweight contest while Habib Mohammed from the Wisdom gym faces Eric Kwardey in a super middleweight contest over eight rounds.
Bridge Foundation’s Sena Agbeko comes in as a clear favourite against Anyetei Sowah from the Fit Square gym in a super middleweight contest just as Isaac Aryee of the Black Panther gym also gets set to face Justice Addy of the Billy Kotey gym.