This endorsement by the legend will come with huge responsibility and while Rocha is the centre of attraction, Ashie will have to dig deep to produce the minimum of a good test for the American. On his US debut, Ashie (33-5-1) has an opportunity to win the WBO NABO belt – one that could secure his pass into the top 15 rankings of the welterweight rankings of any of the sanctioning bodies, especially the WBO. Rocha will be aiming at the number one or two contender position after this bout if he is successful.Ghana’s Ashie will be tough opponent for Rocha – Oscar de la Hoya

George Ashie

Away from that, this main feature will be live on prime broadcasting giants, DAZN, which adds to Ashie’s market value in subsequent bouts once he puts up a performance.

And interestingly he started his career with a fighting style that subtly reminded journalists in Ghana of Ike Quartey. The big question now is – can he live up to the endorsement?

The boxing ring at the YouTube Theatre in Inglewood, California, will tell.

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