Jacob Dickson’s opponent for Sunday’s WBO Global cruiserweight title bout Lenar Perez will be replaced by undefeated Venezuelan Albert Ramirez.            

This was exclusively confirmed to Joy Sports by Coach Carl Lokko, Dickson’s trainer. According to him, Perez was unable to secure a visa to travel to Deauville, France.                           

“We were informed about this last night and the new opponent is a southpaw. We were prepared for an orthodox opponent, ” Coach Lokko confirmed.

Dickson’s camp was already dealing with not having their bags on arrival in Deauville, France. A situation they were managing so it could have a minimum effect on the boxer’s output tonight.   

Dickson gets new opponent for Sunday's WBO Global title bout
Jacob Dickson – focused on a win despite the distractions

When reached for his comments, Dickson said “since we came here, things have not been good, but we are managing. I have prepared for an opponent and it turns out he cannot make it, so I have to fight another one.           

“Since this is my first time travelling, I want to focus and keep my eyes on the belt and win this for Ghanaians. The situation is a tough one but we will manage it, ” Dickson told Joy Sports.   

Dickson gets new opponent for Sunday's WBO Global title bout

 

Jacob Dickson, the current cruiserweight champion of Ghana, is a product of the Bronx Gym in Accra and has won all eight professional bouts.

Ramirez, a southpaw, comes into this bout with a record of 14 wins, 13 being knockouts.

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