He told yours truly in an exclusive interview that his ultimate dream is to win the world title and annexing the Commonwealth title is a stepping stone to achieve his childhood dream.
That’s why he will not to let Chanda’s record of just seven professional fights lure him into a state of complacency ahead of their clash at York Hall, Bethnal Green on the Goodwin Promotions bill.
“I’m going to London to bring the title back to Ghana, I never rest, I’m always working and I will be ready,” Micah said in Accra where he is rounding preparations at the Bronx Gym under coach Karl Lokko, the man who led Richard Commey to fight Robert Easter Jnr. recently for the IBF Lightweight title.
According to Micah, his next opponent, Chanda is a good fighter, and he will never underrate any boxer because he is also coming with good training and determination to prove himself to his management.
He said “We start from somewhere, and the Commonwealth title is very important, it can elevate me to world level within no time. Azumah Nelson was Commonwealth champion, Richie Commey too and as an Olympian, I have to move a step up because in future when they mention Azumah, Clottey, Agbeko, I want my name up there too.”
Micah who was one of the shining lights of Ghana’s amateur boxing team at London 2012 Olympic Games has amassed a large following among Ghanaians, many of who have high expectations of the boxer since he turned professional few months after the London Games.
“Ghanaians are very passionate and love their boxing, their support is great and I appreciate all the love. As they are used to praying for me, I want to tell them to keep on supporting me and I will bring this title home. I will not disappoint them, I’m bringing the Commonwealth title home,” Duke Micah pledged.
“Ate Mayweather” as he is known in Accra hinted that he has learnt a lot after the Olympic Games and has motivated himself to reach the top in his career.
He praised his management led by Michael Amoo Bediako of Streetwise Management and Promotions for guiding him professionally to win the WBO African title and paving the way for him to win the Commonwealth crown.