Philippines, 23 Jun 2021
  Home >> News

 


BOXERS

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

NEWS           

FORUM        

FIGHT GALLERIES        

RING CARD GIRLS        




 
 
News  


Salita Promotions Signs Undefeated Ghanaian Super Bantamweight Prince Octopus Dzanie to a Promotional Contract

PhilBoxing.com


Salita Promotions proudly announces the signing of former Ghanaian Olympian and highly touted super bantamweight prospect, Prince Octopus Dzanie, to an exclusive promotional contract.

A native of his country’s capital city of Accra, the undefeated Dzanie (21-0, 17 KOs) is a tall (5’9”), rangy fighter with excellent power and, similar to his all-time-great countryman Ike Quartey, a busy, piston-like left jab that sets up his often fight-ending right hands.

Octopus was a name given to him at birth by his grandfather, a former fighter who fought under the same moniker. Dzanie went 87-15 as an amateur and was a three-time Ghanaian Champion and an All-Africa Bronze Medalist before representing Ghana at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing China. He also spent time training in Canada with Emile Awe Rudan and former Olympic bronze medalist Chris Johnson.

As a professional, he is trained by Abdul Ramany Iddrisu and managed by well-known boxing insider Vincent Scolpino of VMS Boxing. He won the WBO Africa Bantamweight Championship in 2017 with an eight-round knockout over countryman Isaac Quaye.

"The road to becoming a world champion is long when you're in Ghana, but all the necessary preparation has been done here,” said the confident Dzanie, “Getting signed on to VMS and Salita Promotions means I'll be a world champion in just a few fights."

Scolpino, who with Dzanie is hoping to match the work he did with Ghanaian former two-time bantamweight world champion Joseph ‘King Kong’ Agbeko, says he’s optimistic about the pact with Salita.

“I’m pleased that we have signed a promotional agreement with Salita Promotions, one of the premier up-and-coming promotional companies,” said Scolpino. “I’m sure they will move him into a title shot. I saw the potential in Prince Octopus, that’s why I signed him to a long-term management agreement. I know he has the power to become a world champion.”

One great Ghanaian warrior, perhaps the greatest of all time, who already believes in Dzanie is two-weight world champion Azumah Nelson, who says he likes his countryman’s chances on the world stage.

“Prince Octopus Dzanie is a tough boxer with a hunger for glory, who will take the world by storm,” said Nelson. “He is clearing every obstacle to become world champion.”

New promoter Salita, known for his work with bringing several international prospects to successful runs in the United States, says Dzanie is a blue-chip prospect with tremendous possibilities.

“Prince Octopus Dzanie is that rare fighter tucked away across the globe who can make a big splash over here,” said Salita. “I’d like to thank him and his manager Vinny for bringing him to my attention. I’m excited for the work we will be doing to bring Prince to his dreams of a world championship.”

This weekend, Dzanie will have his first fight under the new promotional banner by taking on veteran countryman Kamarudeen Boyefio on the 15th. Salita says plans are already underway to bring him to the United States to live and train.

# # #

Check the Salita Promotions YouTube Channel for regular video updates of boxing’s greatest legends, its best fighters, toughest contenders and brightest prospects in action.




Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • June 26: Giovani Santillan-Cecil McCalla Welterweight Showdown Confirmed for Lomachenko-Nakatani ESPN+ Undercard at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
    , Wed, 23 Jun 2021
  • Super Welterweight Contender Carlos Adames Faces Alexis Salazar in Gervonta Davis vs. Mario Barrios SHOWTIME PPV Undercard This Saturday, June 26
    , Wed, 23 Jun 2021
  • Pierce O'Leary faces hard-hitting Jan Marsalek on Friday's MTK Fight Night
    , Tue, 22 Jun 2021
  • AdZU's AGM Fletch Archer Arado will Represent the Philippines in the 2021 Asian Schools Chess Championship
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 22 Jun 2021
  • The Past Week in Action 21 June 2021: Another Monster Performance by Inoue
    By Eric Armit, , Tue, 22 Jun 2021
  • SPORTS SHORTS 154: JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ SR. VS. HECTOR CAMACHO JR. EXHIBITION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Tue, 22 Jun 2021
  • Blair Cobbs Wants a Big Fight After TKO of Solomon
    , Tue, 22 Jun 2021
  • Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez part of group that opened new state-of-the-art boxing gym in the Heart of North Hollywood’s Arts District
    , Tue, 22 Jun 2021
  • Abne TKOs Borbon; Gabunilas win
    By Lito delos Reyes, , Tue, 22 Jun 2021
  • Hosea Burton: First Liam Conroy, then I want Lyndon Arthur!
    , Tue, 22 Jun 2021
  • Ricky Medina Extends Undefeated Record with Dominate Performanc
    , Tue, 22 Jun 2021
  • Defending champion Laguna scores twin wins in PCAP
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Tue, 22 Jun 2021
  • Jay Harris: I'm proud to be part of a huge weekend for Welsh sport!
    , Mon, 21 Jun 2021
  • The Resurrected Art of Body Punching
    By Teodoro Medina Reynoso, , Mon, 21 Jun 2021
  • IM Angelo Abundo Young wins BVP Santos Optical Arbiter Chess Tournament
    By Marlon Bernardino, , Mon, 21 Jun 2021
  • PHOENIX’S JAMES JONES WINS 2020-21 NBA BASKETBALL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR AWARD
    , Mon, 21 Jun 2021
  • Pinoy champs collide to unify titles
    By Joaquin Henson, , Mon, 21 Jun 2021
  • MMA Legend Anderson Silva scores Shocking Split Decision over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
    , Mon, 21 Jun 2021
  • Split-T Management's Eric Puente and Omar Rosario Remain Undefeated With Wins in Las Vegas
    , Mon, 21 Jun 2021
  • Split-T Management Signs Super Middleweight Dante Benjamin Jr.
    , Mon, 21 Jun 2021
  • SPORTS SHORTS 153: NAOYA INOUE STOPS MICHAEL DASMARIÑAS IN THREE, NONITO DONAIRE TO FACE JOHN RIEL CASIMERO IN UNIFICATION
    By Maloney L. Samaco, , Sun, 20 Jun 2021
  • Inoue Demolishes Dasmarinas to Retain Bantamweight World Titles
    , Sun, 20 Jun 2021
  • UNDEFEATED WBC MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION JERMALL CHARLO DEFENDS TITLE IN FRONT OF HOMETOWN FANS IN SHOWTIME® MAIN EVENT
    , Sun, 20 Jun 2021
  • The Monster Proved Too Much for Dasmariñas
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, , Sun, 20 Jun 2021
  • MAYER DOMINATES FARIAS, RETAINS WBO JR LIGHTWEIGHT BELT
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, , Sun, 20 Jun 2021




  •  



     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2021 philboxing.com.