Ghana’s Raphael Kwabena King, who is billed to fight Nigeria’s Olaide Fijabi has boasted his opponent will taste defeat when they face each other in an international light welterweight challenge bout at GOtv Boxing Night 9 on October 2.
The event, billed for the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos, will feature six other fights.
Speaking in Lagos shortly after arrival on Monday, King said he is familiar with the way Fijabi fights, having watched him on television during editions of GOtv Boxing Night, and he is confident of handing him his first defeat.
“I have seen him fight many times and he is way below my standard. I have fought tougher boxers, including world champions. Fijabi has lost before stepping into the ring. Ghana has won. We are better than Nigeria in sports and I will prove that by beating Fijabi hands down,” bragged King.
His compatriot, Richard Amenfu, who comes up against national lightweight champion, Oto Joseph, in an international challenge bout, also dismissed his Nigerian opponent as inferior to him. Echoing King, Amenfu said the two Ghanaians were in Nigeria to reinforce the country’s supremacy over Nigeria.
“Oto who?” he asked derisively. “Ghana has far better boxers than this guy and anybody in Nigeria. We will wipe the floor with your lot and it does not matter that the bouts are taking place in your country,” ranted Amenfu.