I’ll Beat Joe Boy Like a Baby, Boasts Prince Fatai


Organisers promise adequate security

Former national lightweight boxing champion, Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai, has dismissed the chances of Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, defeating him again when they clash at GOtv Boxing Night 10 holding on December 26, at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.

Fatai, who had lost a title fight and a challenge contest to Joe Boy, said he will beat the reigning champion like a child. He blamed his first loss, via a knockout, on a hand injury, before losing his title to Joe Boy.

Since their first fight, streams of bad blood had flowed between the two boxers, marked by two near-physical clashes at radio stations.

“This time, he is finished. I will beat him like a baby. He won the first fight because I was injured, got lucky in the second one, but he will be badly beaten in the coming one. He is my boy. His name, Joe Boy, even says it. After beating him at GOtv Boxing Night 10, I will now challenge him to a title fight, so I can regain my title,” said Fatai.

GOtv Boxing Night 10 will feature seven fights, including a continental and a sub-regional title. Stanley Eribo of Nigeria will fight Meshack Mwankemwa of Tanzania for the African Boxing Union welterweight title, while Olaide Fijabi will take on Raphael Kwabena of Ghana for the West African Boxing Union welterweight title.

In the featherweight division, reigning national champion, Waidi Usman, will face Dare Oyewole, the man he dethroned as champion. The light heavyweight division will see action provided by Kabiru Towolawi, who is up against Emmanuel Igwe. Another clash in the light welterweight category will bring Rilwan Babatunde against Sikiru Shogbesan. Rilwan Oladosu and Prince Nwoye will do battle in the second lightweight clash of the evening.

The best boxer of the evening will go home with N1.5million.

Meanwhile, Flykite Promotions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night, have put in place adequate security for the Boxing Day showdown.

Mr. Jenkins Alumona, Managing Director, Flykite Promotions, assured that fans had nothing to fear when they come for the event.

“Security has always been given great attention at every edition of GOtv Boxing Night. We have decided to make the arrangements firmer. Fans, the soul of the sport, needed to be safe to enjoy themselves. One of our partners, KSquare Security, is the leading security firm in the country. KSquare is vastly experienced in the handling of mega events such as GOtv Boxing Night, therefore, there is nothing to fear,” said Alumona.