Essuman Fighting For Title

Nottingham based boxer Ekow ‘The Engine’ Essuman has told his opponent “I’m coming to collect” as he faces Welshman Chris Jenkins for the Commonwealth and BBBofC British Welter Weight titles at Wembley Arena on Saturday night.

Unbeaten Essuman who has 14 wins from 14 fights is on the undercard of the Joe Joyce verses Carlos Takam bout, live on BT Sports, and the Ghanaian born star takes on Jenkins who has 22 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats, knowing that a win for him will further progress his promising career towards a world title fight.

32-year-old Essuman has been training hard ahead of the match up and after seeing off Cedrick Peynaud in 10 rounds to take the vacant IBF European Welterweight title last September, he enters the ring for the first time in ten months under Frank Warren’s Queensbery Promotions with a packed house at the SSE Arena guaranteed.

Swansea born Jenkins, also 32, has not fought since 2019 and drew with Liam Taylor last time out but has notable scalps of Johnny Garton and Paddy Gallagher in the same year although he has been beaten by Akeem Ennis-Brown, Phillip Sutcliffe Jnr and Tyrone Nurse.

Bookmakers favourite Essuman has been inundated with good luck messages including from the likes of Leigh Wood and Chad Sugden, two local boxers with similar aspirations, Wood himself having recently announced a world title fight, Essuman who has fought at the likes of Bingham Leisure Centre, Harvey Hadden and York Hall before his awaited Wembley debut which is now just days away, stated “he’s happy and excited for this one”.

BT coverage starts at 7:30pm on Saturday but there’s plenty of other bouts on offer too, Essuman and Jenkins are likely to go off last before the main event which features unbeaten Londoner Joyce against Cameroon star Carlos Takam in a heavyweight clash that has two belts on the line.

*Main image @ee_engine gym time for Essuman who’s in great shape ahead of the fight.

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