The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) issued a letter offering well-wishes to countryman Patrick Allotey, who battles Mexico’s Jaime Munguia this Saturday, September 14, for Munguia’s WBO world super welterweight title.
The bout will take place at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California and will be aired through streaming app, DAZN. Allotey (40-3, 30 KOs) will be fighting in the US for the first time since April 2015, when he lost via second-round TKO to America’s Patrick Teixeira. It was his second stoppage defeat in as many fights.
Allotey would step up again in October 2016 and lose a wide unanimous decision to fringe contender Kanat Islam. He has since reeled off six straight wins, albeit against less than stellar opposition in his native Ghana.
Munguia (33-0, 26 KOs)will be a major step up in class for Allotey. However, the Golden Boy Promotions product is widely considered the weakest champion in a division that also features Julian “J-Rock” Williams, Tony Harrison, Jermell Charlo and Jarrett Hurd. In his last bout, last April, Munguia won a controversial unanimous decision over Dennis Hogan that many felt should have gone the other way.
In their letter, the GBA stated:
At long last our collective dream to get another world champion is yet to happen.
We know a lot of effort and money has gone into it to bring you this far. The GBA and the people of Ghana believe in you.
We know you have what it takes to be like are former World Boxing Champions from Ghana, namely Roy Ankrah, Floyd Robertson Klutei, D.K Poison, Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey, Nana Yaw Konadu, Alfred the Cobra Kotey, Joseph King Kong Agbeko, Joshua the Hitter Clottey, Isaac Dogboe and our current champion Richard the Azonto Commey because you are a Ghanaian Soldier and a warrior as well.
Don’t give up don’t lose focus keep and without iota of doubt we know you will bring the title to Ghana.
We cannot afford to sit unconcern as the statutory body in charge of promotion and development of Boxing in Ghana, but to support you both physically and spiritually to bring the title to our homeland Ghana. We Believe in You.