Talented, Nottingham based welterweight, Ekow Essuman, has signed a promotional deal with Hall of Fame promoter, Frank Warren.
In his highly decorated amateur career, Essuman secured wins against both British Middleweight Champion Tommy Langford and 2013 World Championship Gold Medallist, Anthony Fowler. He is now looking to replicate that success in the professional ranks.
“My amateur career started quite late at the age of 17 and I had to make up for lost time quickly. After a while, I was beating highly-rated fighters who were representing England. After a few months on trial on the GB Team, I was progressed onto the Podium Potential Team before ultimately progressing onto the Podium Team where I fought some of the best fighters in the World.
“It was a great experience for me but now that I’m a pro I’ll be able to showcase what I wasn’t able to showcase before. I’m more in control of where I need to develop as a pro and I’m really looking forward to doing that and letting my fists do the talking in the ring.”
Essuman, under the tutelage of former lightweight, Barrington Brown, and manager Jimmy Gill made his professional debut in December, claiming a points victory over Andrej Cepur in Birmingham. He is now looking to replicate that success on his second professional outing in Nottingham on February 4th.
“Whilst I was with Team GB they nicknamed me ‘The Engine’ because I had a good boxing engine and was relentless with my combos and pressure. Now I’m more of a technical fighter and that’s something that I’m looking forward to showcasing.”
“Signing with Frank is brilliant for me, he has a well-deserved reputation for developing boxers in the right way and I’m confident he’ll do the same with me. The future is looking bright and I can’t wait to get started.”
Essuman’s manager, Jimmy Gill, believes his fighter has the mindset to make moves in the professional ranks.
“Ekow will definitely go places, he’s ambitious and wants to do things the right way. He listens, asks questions and he learns when you’ve got somebody like that you know you’re halfway there.”