Tasif Khan and David Barreto will clash for WBC Silver title
Another Briton, Ede Omoregie, will make his pro debut on the same card
Monarch Events and Promotions is about to thrill Ghana at Accra’s Bukom Boxing Arena with a boxing event dubbed “King of the Ring 3” on Friday, June 16, 2023, broadcast live on FITE TV.
This event is scheduled to feature 11 bouts consisting of boxers from eight countries including the UK, Venezuela, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Benin, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan and Ghana.
In the main event, the World Boxing Council Silver super-flyweight belt will be at stake and will be contested by Tasif Khan (16-1-2, 8KO) from Bradford, England and David Barreto (17-2, 16KO) from Venezuela.
In his last bout, last December, Khan claimed the WBO Africa title with a wide unanimous decision win over Gabriel Odoi Laryea in Lagos.
Managed by Stanley Williams, Tasif has been a pro since November 2005, his career spanning three decades. During his 18-years in the paid ranks, Tasif has collected GBU World and WBO Africa super-flyweight titles. Not bad from someone who only won two of his first five contests.
He hasn't fought in the UK for over seven years, since his win over Isaac Quaye in February 2016. His first 14 bouts were in England, but his last five fights have been fought in Germany and Nigeria. On around three occasions, Khan has found himself out of the ring for around two years or so, but this Friday's fight will be his fifth within 20 months.
His 20th opponent will be David Alberto Barreto Fernandez, known as "El Pollo", which translates to "The Chicken". The 29-year-old from Caracas has 16 knockouts from his 17 victories, totalling a fearsome 94% KO ratio.
He is a former WBA Fedebol super-flyweight champion and once challenged for the WBA Gold title, in February last year, losing via mixed decision against Mikhail Aloyan in Russia, his second professional fight abroad. This will be his third fight overseas and he is yet to win outside of his native Venezuela, which will incentivise Khan, who has won every fight abroad.
The co-main event will be a compelling women’s bout as undefeated Nigerian Adijat Gbadamosi (7-0) takes on Zimbabwe’s Patience Mastara (5-8-4) for the vacant ABU super-bantamweight title.
Felix Ajom of Ghana will face his compatriot Emmanuel Quartey in super-featherweight over eight-rounds.
Eworitse Ezra Arenyeka, aka “The King of Nigeria”, will face Benin’s Philibert Sodjinou in an eight-round super-middleweight bout.
Victor Beneth of Nigeria will face his Zimbabwean counterpart, Anele Bafana, in an eight-round light-heavyweight contest.
Prince Oko Nartey of Ghana will face Ivorian Adama Kone in an eight-rounder at super-middleweight.
Henry Malm will face Collinson Korley in an eight-round super welterweight.
Temirzhan Baimolda from Kazakhstan will face Issa Aliyah Phiri from Zimbabwe in an eight-round 140lb contest.
Fosu Timothy of Ghana will take on Sule Keke of Benin in a six-round welterweight bout.
The final two bouts will feature Ghana’s undefeated super-lightweight prospect Faisal Abubakari aka “Poncho Power” in a six-round super lightweight contest against an opponent to be announced.
British Ede Omoregie will face a rival to be announced over four-rounds at light-heavyweight. Known as "Ozzy", Ede Omoregie was trained and mentored by Mark Reigate at the famous Fitzroy Lodge gym.
Now 30, Ede first walked into the gym at 18-years-old after being involved in a robbery and landing himself in trouble with the law. He did not have any GCSEs, but after taking up boxing and finding a new discipline and focus, he acheived a degree in business from the University of Manchester.
The Londoner's pro debut has been a long time coming but now he is more than ready to make his mark in the paid ranks.
The ‘King of the Ring 3’ event can be followed live through www.fite.tv
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