19th November, 2010
Australian based Nigerian born world rated welterweight, Wale Omotoso (17-0, 15 KOs)Â will return to the ring on 26 November when he will clash with Juan Albert Godoy (Â 25-12-1, 10 KOs) over twelve rounds with the International Boxing Federation, IBFÂ Pan Pacific title up for grabs at the Knox Netball Center in Ferntree Gully,Â Victoria, Australia.
Omotoso scored his most impressive win over former world rated Emanuel Augustus whenÂ he stopped the classy American in nine rounds in 2009. Augustus also lost in nineÂ rounds to boxinâ€™s best pound for pound boxer, Floyd Mayweather. In 2009, he defeatedÂ well credentialed Korean Hwan-Young Park (24-3) by KO in three rounds.
Omotoso, who is ranked number 14, is focused on a world title shot against JanÂ Zaveck but is expecting a tough fight against Godoy.
â€œGodoy has met some world class opponents like Serhiy Fedhenko, Carlos Vilches andÂ Andriy Kotenik who he pushed to a decision,â€ said promoter Murray Thomson. â€œI amÂ sure Wale can beat the best in the welterweight division including the IBO championÂ Lovemore Ndou who is based in Australia.â€
Thomson continued, â€œNdou is very good but heâ€™s also 39 years old and I think OmotosoÂ would defeat him. Omotosoâ€™s boxing agent is the respected Las Vegas based SamsonÂ Lewkowitz and we are looking for a shot at the IBF champion in 2011.â€
The promoter is former Australian amateur champion Murray Thomson.