• Home
  • Boxing
  • Team GB's Ramtin Musah determined to realise ‘dream’ and bring big time boxing to Africa

Team GB's Ramtin Musah determined to realise ‘dream’ and bring big-time boxing to Africa

Ramtin Musah revealed one of his big career dreams is to fight in the country of his birth, Ghana.

Musah recently won the GB Open amateur event over in Sheffield as he continues to forge his path in the sport.

The light-heavyweight missed out on selection for the first Olympic qualifying event, though remains hopeful of bagging a spot for the second tournament in Bangkok, Thailand.

While competing at Paris 2024 remains one of his immediate ambitions, there is another big goal which is on the forefront of Musah’s mind.

The Ghana-born boxer revealed he would like to compete over in Africa and pay homage to his country of birth.

“That’s one of my dreams,” Musah told Planet Sport. “To box out in Ghana one day. It’s nothing about the money, I just really want to fight out there. I was born there, I was raised there, I go there quite often.

“Obviously I struggle with timings with GB and tournaments, but obviously when I’m more free I’ll be able to go back more.

“That would be a dream come true for me, 100%. It would be absolutely huge. That is deffo something I would love to do in the future.”

Musah is one of many British boxers with African heritage. Former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, for instance, is the son of Nigerian parents.

Joshaua Buatsi is another high-profile example. The light-heavyweight boxer was born in Accra, Ghana.

The African continent is no stranger to big time boxing. Muhammad Ali famously fought George Forman in Congo back in 1974 – a bout known as ‘The Rumble in the Jungle’.

Back in 2001, Hasim Rahman boxed Lennox Lewis in Brakpan, South Africa, for the IBF, IBO and WBC heavyweight titles.

More Articles