According to Boxing Scene, the Mexican big-hitter looks to continue his destruction of the 130-pound division following a successful 2017 that saw him stop Francisco Vargas to win the title before defending it against Japan’s Takashi Miura, but the experirnced Ghanaian has promised to win by a shocking victory as he is the underdog and no one expects him to win.
However, Ghana has a rich history of producing world champions including the likes of Azumah Nelson, Ike Quartey and Joshua Clottey, something which the teak-tough Awuku will be looking to make Berchelt well aware of when they share the ring.
The relentless and all-action Berchelt can’t wait to face Awuku after a number of previous opponents fell through.
Southpaw Awuku is in no doubt that he will shock the Mexican crowd and return home with the world championship belt around his waist.
“The Mexicans believe that they will take me by surprise and I am not prepared, they have made a big mistake, I will spoil the party for their people, I will knock out their champion and then I will go to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Cancun,” Awuku told Boxing Scene.
The challenger has genuine power in his hands, but he insists he is bringing a lot more than just that.
“I’m not just a puncher. I’m a natural and a quick counter-puncher. We Africans are brave, with a lot of professional shame. To fight for the world title and the WBC belt is a unique opportunity that will change my life and my family and I will not waste it. I want to thank everyone who intervened for me to be in Mexico to fulfil a dream,” said Awuku.
From Sammy Heywood Okine