Reigning national middleweight champion, Sunny “King” Hammer, has vowed to punish his challenger, Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed, when they clash for their national title fight on July 30.
The clash, which is the headline bout of GOtv Boxing Night 8, will hold at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. Hammer, champion since 2001, described his opponent as a novice in boxing.
“I have successfully defended my title since I won it. I could have defended it a few more times, but nobody wanted to pay me what befits a champion until GOtv came on the scene.
Afonja or whatever he is called is not the man to stop me. I will prove to him that I am way ahead of him in this sport,” boasted Hammer.
GOtv Boxing Night 8, an edition specially dedicated to the memory of Muhammed Ali, the legendary heavyweight champion, who died on June 3, will feature five other bouts.
The light welterweight division will have two national challenge bouts. One will feature Olaide Fijabi, the national champion, taking on Joseph Adeniji, while the other will feature Rilwan Babatunde against Shakiru Lateef.
The welterweight category brings together Stanley Eribo and Dele Adeleke. The super middleweight clash between Matthew Obinna and Samuel Igbokwe completes the line-up.
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