An ex-Team GB welterweight boxer believes he can emulate Carl Froch’s success due to his relentless hard work.

Bilborough man Ekow Essuman has caught the eye after being signed by one of boxing’s biggest promoters Frank Warren.

The 27-year-old said: “I’d love to be as big as Carl Froch and I do believe I could emulate that success with relentless hard work, dedication and perseverance.

“There is a wide pool of talent in Nottingham and I’m just one of the many Notts lads looking to get on to the bigger stage.”

Essuman had a decorated amateur career and just missed out on the Rio 2016 squad after his time in the Team GB Podium set-up.

The Nottingham Trent University graduate in marketing, design and communications has now made the decision to turn professional.

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He added: “I worked hard as an amateur and being signed by someone like Frank Warren is a part of the hard work paying off but this is only the start of the next chapter. There’s a lot more work that needs to be done.”

Essuman, who sees his parents as his biggest role models, remained undefeated after a unanimous points decision against Kevin McCauley on Saturday in Bingham.

His record is now 2 wins and 0 losses.

The potential future world champion who trains at Radford’s Legends Gym will look to continue his perfect start on his first Frank Warren show in Birmingham this April.