Nottingham Boxer Ekow Essuman fights Danny Ball tomorrow night (Saturday 9th October) in Birmingham as he looks to defend his BBBofC British and Commonwealth Welterweight titles.
The fight takes place at the Utilita Arena under Essuman’s promoter Frank Warren and is the top undercard bout on the night’s main event between Brad Foster and Jason Cunningham live on BT Sport.
Unbeaten Essuman (15-0), a former European Welterweight champion, which is now held by Newark’s David Avanesyan, will be making his first defence of his latest two crowns against West Midlander Ball who is also without defeat having won 10 fights with one draw on his record.
Last time out, Essuman impressively stopped Chris Jenkins in the eighth round of their title fight at Wembley Arena and the ‘Engine’ will be favourite again to victor with some bookies having him as high as 1/12 to come through unscathed, Ekow is said to be looking ‘razor sharp’ as he heads into the fight which will all going well, will take him one step nearer a potential World title shot.
Speaking with fellow champion boxer Leigh Wood recently, Essuman stated “I’m going to join Leigh reigning over the world. It’s easier said than done, but as people who know me know, I’ll put the work in”. Something the Botswanan born boxer has never been short of along with confidence, is his work rate and commitment to make it to the top, the real ability in the 32-year-old’s armour however, is terrific hand speed and a solid right hook, along with resilience and fitness these factors in together, are what makes the fighter a very special one to watch out for indeed.
The evenings TV boxing starts at 7:30pm on BT with a packed house even closer to home at the Harvey Haddon Sports Village seeing Joe Underwood Hughes of Beeston also in action. He takes on Senegalese Southpaw Matar Sambou in just his sixth pro bout, having won all five of his super featherweight fights so far. The night ends of course in Las Vegas early Sunday morning, as Tyson Fury takes on Deontay Wilder for the Heavyweight Championship of the world.
*Main image @frankwarren_tv the Engine in training this week ahead of the fight.