3rd December, 2015
Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who is seeking to dethrone the National Lightweight boxing champion, Sadiq Ahmed, has declared himself the next champion of the category.
Fijabi will fight Ahmed for the title on 26 December at the GOtv Boxing Night slated for the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium in Lagos. Both boxers also have an opportunity to win the N1.5m cash prize attached to the award of the best boxer of the tournament as well as the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.
Fijabi, who won the prize at the July edition of the event said, he is sure of winning the cash prize and the national title.
“I beat Sadiq as an amateur and I will repeat the feat as a pro. I know he is the champion, but his reign will end on Boxing Day. I don’t watch Floyd Mayweather’s fights for nothing. I am going to practice everything I have learnt from those fights on Sadiq. His reign has ended. This is my time,” he said.
The fight between the two boxers is one of the four bouts scheduled for the event. The headline bout is the African Boxing Union Featherweight duel between Waidi “Skoro” Usman and Kenya’s Michael Nyawade.
Also lined up is the National Light Welterweight title decider between Sunday “Capo” Olalekan and Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo.
The fourth fight, a national Super Middleweight challenge contest, will feature Sunday “Golden Child” Ajuwa and Rasheed “Afonja Warrior” Abolaji.
The event, which starts at 4.30pm and will be broadcast live in 47 African countries by SuperSport, is packaged by Flykite Productions.