Ugandan Kassim Ouma will defend his International Boxing Federation light middleweight crown in Atlantic City, New Jersey Saturday against Kofi Jantuah of Ghana in a rare all-African world title showdown.
The left-handed Ouma has a 20-1 record with one draw and 13 knockouts entering the historic 12-round meeting with Jantuah, who is 28-1 with 18 knockouts. It will be the first all-African world title bout since 1957, when Nigerian Hogan Bassey stopped Algerian Cherif Hamia in 10 rounds for the vacant featherweight crown.
Ouma is unbeaten in 12 fights since his only loss, a first-round stoppage in 1999 to Agustin Silva of Puerto Rico. Jantuah has won seven in a row since his only loss, a 10th-round stoppage in 2001 by Mexican Manuel Gomez.
Some information for this story provided by AFP.