Ghana’s undefeated bantamweight contender, Jessie Manyo Plange, says he is ready to take on the World Boxing Association (WBA) Bantamweight Champion Guilermo Rigondeaux of Cuba.
The 32-year-old Ghanaian has seen his bright career dip after suffering managerial setbacks, said in an interview with Daily Graphic, described Rigondeaux as an experienced fighter but was hopeful of upsetting him in a slugfest.
“I am waiting patiently for my chance so I can prove myself to the world. I know Rigondeaux is big but I’m ready for anyone that stands in my way.”
“The time is now and I have to take my chances when they come. I’m sure by next year; I will get the opportunity to become a world champion.”
The hard-hitting fighter is currently rated sixth in the bantamweight division by the WBA after dispatching Nigeria’s Sherif Kareem in four rounds to win the vacant West African Boxing Union Super Flyweight title last January.
With the new ratings, Plange could be in line for the world championship when boxing returns to normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic.