Boxing News Fri, 3 Feb 2012

Samuel Kotey Neequaye eyes 3 titles in 2012

One of Ghana’s elite lightweight prospects, Samuel Kotey Neequaye nicknamed Unbelievable, has promised to win at least three (3) titles this year 2012, he has exclusively told ALL SPORTS.

Neequaye, a former top amateur boxer and Beijing 2008 Olympian turned professional three years ago (2009) and has a perfect fight record of 16 wins, no loss, no draw with 13 KO's.

The world title aspirant has complained that fighters in the lightweight division of Ghana have avoided him not to dent their records, with recently Richard Commey (Ghanaian Lightweight Champion) who has refused to sign a contract to fight him. Neequaye however remains unfazed and has vowed to win titles this year at national, West African and continental level to gain global recognition.

ALL SPORTS can also reveal that American based promoters are already chasing the 28 year old Ghanaian to append his signature, but Neequaye is in no rush insisting that his team here in Ghana will help him achieve his target for the year.

His team are apparently advanced with a bid to face Nigerian Prince Nurudeen for the West Africa Boxing Union (WABU) belt by mid-February for his first title.

Neequaye is then expected to travel to the United States for gym assessment and medicals with the prospective American promoters and back to Ghana to complete the "Operation 3 Titles" whiles his P-1 visa is being prepared.

“I am ready and my team have already prepared a programme for me to follow which I believe will help achieve the target set I have for this year.

“My intention is to get at least 20 fights with 3 titles in order to put me on the road to world title before leaving Ghana for the United States,” said Neequaye, a product of the Attoh Quarshie Boxing Club in Accra and who was one of the sparring partners for Joshua Clottey when he initially prepared in Ghana to fight Manny Pacquaio in March 2010.

Source: Prince Dornu-Leiku*