The rising profile of Olaide Fijabi and Otto ‘Joeboy’ Joseph in the boxing profession will soon transform them to global icon in the next few years according to their Manager, Wahid Oshodi.
The duo have remained unbeaten since turning professional in 2015 and have shown that they are capable of becoming world beaters based on their exploits within the professional ranks.Â
Wahid Oshodi, chairman of WEO AllSports, the management company looking after the boxers said that the pugilists are capable of extending their dominance to the world stage.
Ahead of the 12th edition of the GOtv BoxingÂ Night onÂ October 1, Oshodi said the boxers are in good hands as they are being tutored by one of the most experienced and successful coaches in Africa, Joe Mensah.
He added that this would put them in good shape for the challenges on Independence Day.Â
â€œI have no doubt in the abilities of Otto and Fijabi because they have shown that they can grow to be world beaters. Throughout their sojourn in the amateur ranks they have shown they have what it takes to get to the top.
“Apart from Fijabi who had only one split decision in all his eight bouts, the two boxers have indeed lived up to expectations with their mesmerising skills and punching power which stands them out of the crowd.
Fijabi’s Tyson-like explosive punching power has made him a crowd favourite while Otto Joseph’s ring craft is quite astounding for such a young talent.
They go into the ring not only to fight but also entertain their fans. I am sure they know what is ahead of them and they are indeed working hard to make Nigerians proud comeÂ October 1,â€Â he pointed out.
Oshodi, added that the boxers have been given the necessary support to do well while he pledged that more boxers would emerge from the stable of WEO AllSports in the near future.
For the encounter, Oto will be battling for the 10-round Commonwealth Africa Lightweight title against South Africaâ€™s Yule Dillion, who also had five bouts with three knockouts since turning pro in 2015. The Cape Town-based boxer will be aiming for the title in his sixth bout.
Fijabi will be facing a daunting task as he will be aiming to retain his West African Light Welterweight title against an experienced Ghanaian boxer – Ben â€œCongo Soldierâ€ Ankrah.
The Ghanaian pugilist turned pro in 2001 and has had 38 fights. The experienced boxer will prove a tough test for Fijabi.Â