Following his move to the second spot in the World Boxing Association (WBA) ratings, Ghanaian boxer Jesse Manyo Plange has been tipped for a shot at the World title.
The 32-year-old who is unbeaten in 21 professionals with a single draw is in line to face either Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux or Gary Antonio Russell for the top spot in the division.
Having participated in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, the boxer went to win silver at 2007 All African Games before going on to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics.
However, it appears 2021 could be his year to join Ghana’s list of World titlists after being ranked second in the WBA bantamweight ratings.
Manyo according to reports have been contacted to begin preparations ahead of a possible world title shot.
According to him, he is unsure who his opponent may be but looks forward to fighting whoever he’s presented [Rigondeaux or Rusell].
“This is the time for me to fight for the world championship. It is something I have been longing for all these years and I believe I have really fought hard to get to where I am now.
“I don’t think anyone can stand in my way because I am very determined to ensure this opportunity will not pass me by,” he told the Graphic Sports.