Three WBC International Title Fights Headline Ghana’s
Independence Day Rumble On March 11
In celebration of Ghana’s 60th Independent Anniversary,
Streetwise Promotions in association with Errol Hawks Sports
Management present three WBC International Title fights on
Saturday, March 11 at the newly built Bukom Boxing Arena in
the capital city of Ghana.
“We’re thrilled to work with Mauricio Sulaiman and the World
Boxing Council to present this outstanding night of boxing
on March 11,” said MICHAEL AMOO-BEDIAKO of Streetwise
Promotions. “It’s an honor to be part of Ghana’s 60th
In the main event, Lightweight World Title Challenger
RICHARD COMMEY, (24-2-0, 22 KO’s) will battle Belgium’s HEDI
SLIMANI, (26-2-0, 14 KO’s) in the 12-round main event for
the WBC International Silver Lightweight Title.
Commey had a very hard luck 2016 campaign but will be
looking to kick off 2017 in style in his home country.
On September 19, 2016, Commey traveled to Reading,
Pennsylvania to challenge Robert Easter, Jr. for the vacant
IBF Lightweight World Title, losing a very hard fought
12-round split decision which included the ninth round, a
stanza lauded by many in the international boxing media as
the “Round of the Year”.
Commey followed up that valiant performance by fighting
Denis Shafikov on December 2, 2016 in Moscow, Russia.
Fighting again in epic 12-round battle, Commey came up just
short losing a split decision.
The 29-year-old Slimani is coming off a very successful 2016
with three victories. Fighting mostly in Belgium throughout
his seven-year professional career, Slimani recently
defeated Argentinian veteran Vicente Martin Rodriguez in a
ten round unanimous decision on November 11 in Zwevezele,
Co-featured on March 11, FREDRICK “GENERAL OKUNKA” LAWSON,
(24-1-0, 20 K0's) will face off against Jamaica’s SAKIMA
MULLINGS, (19-2-0, 14 KO’s) in a scheduled 12-rounder for
the WBC International Silver Welterweight Title.
Coming back from a year-long layoff due to injuries, Lawson
will be looking to regain his top contender status in the
Following excellent victories over fellow contenders Ray
Narh and Breidis Prescott, Lawson was stopped in the 10th
round against Kevin Bizier on November 7, 2015, when he
suffered a broken jaw.
The upset minded Mullings will be looking to stay in the win
column currently riding a modest two-bout winning streak.
Rounding out the headlining bouts on the outstanding card,
undefeated and world ranked bantamweight prospect DUKE “The
Baby Faced Terminator” MICAH, (19-0-0, 17 KO’s) will clash
with JONATHAN “El Fenix” AGUILAR, (17-4-0, 15 KO’s) of
Chiapas, Mexico, in a 12-round bout for the WBC
International Silver Bantamweight Title.
The 25-year-old Micah has thrilled crowds in the United
Kingdom and Ghana since turning professional four years ago.
Most recently Micah won the vacant Commonwealth (British
Empire) Bantamweight Title with a brilliant 12-round
decision over Matthew Chanda on November 12, 2016.
Just 23-years-old, the battle tested Aguilar is riding an
11-bout winning streak dating back to May 2014. This will be
his first fight outside of Mexico.
More details on further fights for this sensational evening
will be announced shortly.