Undefeated bantamweight contender Duke Micah is looking forward to his next contest against highly-rated Frenchman Yoan Boyeaux at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre.
Micah clashes with Boyeaux on Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Sports and Entertainment show, set for April 21 in New York. The 2012 Ghanaian Olympian is deep into his training camp for his French counterpart. Micah, now training out of the Bronx, New York, opened up about how preparation is going ahead of the showdown.
“Training is going well and I am really enjoying working with my coach Carl Lokko in New York,” he said.
“I feel blessed that I am being given another opportunity to showcase my skills and I want to thank my coach, my managers Michael Amoo-Bediako and Jacob Zwennes, and everybody at Real Deal Sports and Entertainment for giving me another opportunity to show that I am a future world champion.”
Micah, 26, is currently undefeated at 21-0 (18 Kos). He’s won the WBO African and Commonwealth belts and currently holds the WBC International Bantamweight titles, where he is currently ranked in the top 15 and fast closing in on a world title shot. Some speculate that may occur later this year.
“I am fully focused on my opponent on April 21 at this moment,” he said. “Boyeaux has just faced an amazing fighter in Naoya Inoue and I am focused on putting on a great performance to show I am in the same class as these world champions.
The 30-year-old Boyeaux is 41-5 (26 KOs). However, “The Baby Faced Terminator” isn’t concerned about the gap in experience.
“I am excited to show the fight fans in Brooklyn my skills and show the world that I am ready to box for a world title in the very near future. I would love to fight for the world title here in New York as I believe New York is the best place to box in the world. I will fight any of the world champions and I believe I can beat them all.
“I respect everyone who gets in the ring, but I am coming for everyone in the bantamweight division and if you are a world champion, I want to fight you.”