Waidi “Skoro” Usman, the national and West African Boxing Union featherweight champion, has vowed to make his next opponent pay for his loss in the African title fight last December.
Skoro, who was beaten to the title at GOtv Boxing Night 6 by Edward “Shaka” Kakembo of Uganda, is returning to action for the first time since his title loss and will fight David “Lucky Boy” Ekpenyong at GOtv Boxing Night 8.
The event, which is billed for the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, on 30 July, will feature six bouts across weight divisions.
“I want to seize this opportunity to apologise to Nigerians for my loss to Kakembo. I am already itching for a rematch and I promise to deal with Kakembo when next I fight him. In the meantime, Lucky Boy, my opponent at GOtv Boxing Night 8, will see fire.
“I have been training hard, getting in shape and will make Lucky Boy pay for my defeat. I am using the fight to get prepared for Kakembo, who is the target. Lucky Boy will be beaten like a small boy,” he boasted.
GOtv Boxing Night 8, dedicated to the memory of iconic boxer, Muhammed Ali, has its biggest bout in the shape of the national middleweight title contest between incumbent champion, Sunny “King” Hammer and Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed.
Similarly lined up is the light welterweight bout between national champion, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, and Joseph “Blacky Joe” Adeniji.
Another light welterweight match-up will see Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde duel with Shakiru “No Shaking” Lateef.
In the welterweight category, Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo, winner of the best boxer award at the December edition of GOtv Boxing Night, will fight Dele “Lagelu” Adeleke, while Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna will take on Samuel “Lion Heart” Igbokwe.
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