Boxers Talk Tough on Boxing Day Showdown 


GOtv Boxing Night 10

Ahead of GOtv Boxing Night 10, holding on December 26, boxers billed to fight at the event have started talking tough. The event, slated for the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, will feature seven bouts.

The West African light welterweight title bout coming up at the event has its own history, albeit a short one, of grudge. Ghana’s Raphael “Iron King” Kwabena is seeking to unseat Nigeria’s Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi. His conqueror won via a split decision at GOtv Boxing Night 9.

 “Fijabi will be on the canvas within a short time,’’ said Kwabena, whose claim was dismissed by the Nigerian as impotent.

“He will go back to Ghana wailing. This is a title fight, not a challenge contest and it will be treated as such,’’ he said.

Dare “Fighting Machine” Oyewole, who is paired with Waidi “Skoro” Usman, the man to whom he lost his national title, will seek redemption. The two boxers have also been exchanging words, with Oyewole saying the coming challenge duel would provide the platform to reclaim the title.

Another boxer spitting fire is fast rising light welterweight boxer, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, who boasted that his opponent was already defeated before the fight.

In the biggest fight of the night, Nigeria’s Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo will confront Meshack Mwankemwa of Tanzania for the African Boxing Union welterweight title. Smartboy had earlier boasted that Edo Boy will see hell and that the
crowd at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, will chant his name when he begins with the Nigerian.