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16th January 2012, 11:40 PM
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Former Ghana Boxing Authority Boss Moses Foh Amoaning, says he is convinced that middleweight Osumanu Adama will become Ghana’s next world champion.

Adama is scheduled to challenge the current IBF middleweight champion, Daniel Geale in his homeland, Australia on March 7.

According to Mr Foh-Amoaning, who is also a seasoned analyst, the boxer has a solid foundation from the amateur ranks which he has built on all these years.

"Osumanu started as a welterweight and to be honest he got himself a good amateur record before turning professional. He also did very well when he moved up to the light middleweight division and of course his record of 22 wins two losses and 15 knockouts, gives him a good knockout ratio of about 70%". He told Joy Sports.

Osumanu Adama, who is a product of the Fit Square Gym in Accra earned this opportunity after moving up to the number one contender position, on the IBF rankings after recording an impressive knockout victory over former world champion, Roman Karmazin in October last year.

If he should win this bout, the hard-hitting Adama, who fights out of Florida USA, will become Ghana’s first titlist in the middleweight division and third IBF champion after, Joseph Agbeko and Joshua Clottey. Other foreign-based Ghanaian boxers like James Obede Toney and Kofi Jantuah all failed to make a major impact in the middleweight division even though they both had high ratings some years back.

Mr Foh Amoaning told Joy Sports that "David Geale is not going be an easy opponent at all because he is a gifted boxer with an orthodox stance who will have his home fans solidly supporting him".

The last time a Ghanaian fought in a major bout in Australia was when legend Azumah Nelson and Jeff Fenech steeled for a controversial draw. Adama however has a major task of overcoming a hostile home crowd and fulfilling his long standing dream.

Daniel Geale on the other hand has only one defeat in 27 fights and has defended his title once since winning it in May last year