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Done deal: Isaac Sackey puts pen to paper commiting to his long time manager for another 4 years

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Isaac Sackey seals 4-year management renewal in chase of world title

Two-time WBO Africa junior featherweight champ, Isaac ‘Golden Eagle’ Sackey is brimming with confidence and excitement for the next phase of his career after officially agreeing a renewal with his long time manager, Evans Bernie-Johnson.

Sackey who first signed unto Mr. Bernie-Johnson’s management in 2014, renews the contract for a third time and reckons it’s the best motivation he needs now to ascend to global stardom.

Isaac Sackey has been managed by Evans Bernie-Johnson to win the WBO Africa junior featherweight title twice

The 28 year old who previously made top 15 in the official WBO world rankings has sworn to take full advantage of the confidence reposed in him to achieve on the international stage.

“I’m super excited today to reconcile with my manager, he has been good to me and I appreciate this renewal of our partnership,” Sackey said after the short signing ceremony in Accra.

“I am very happy and promise to be more obedient to achieve my targets. I will obey all directives from my manager and trainers in order to win a world title which is the ultimate dream,” Sackey added.

Evans Bernie-Johnson signs his side of the new 4-year management contract with Isaac Sackey

A 2012 pro debutant, Sackey first captured the Ghana super bantamweight title in October 2017 before adding the WBO Africa strap in April the following year, all under the stewardship of Evans Bernie-Johnson.

Despite controversially losing the belt to compatriot Wasiru Mohammed in late 2018, Sackey rebounder swiftly to the reclaim the same title a year later via a UD over Michael Nyawade of Kenya in Keta, Ghana November 2019.

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic forced him to relinquish the continental belt and has fought just thrice since, including only the second loss of his pro career to Yevgeniy Pavlov in Kazakhstan in September 2021.

“Isaac has been a very good ward, we’ve had our ups and downs but it has generally been a good relationship which has brought us lots of happy moments together,” said the manager, Evans Bernie-Johnson.

“We begin this new chapter of his career with the only target to be campaigning for a world title soon. I’m committed to this ambition and will guide him to the best of my ability to help him achieve it,” he added.

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