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Fijabi, Skoro Nigerian boxing champs vow to defeat African opponents

On his part, Skoro said his Tanzanian opponent will know what hits him, but will be unable to do anything about it.

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Olaide Fijabi play

National Welterweight champ, Olaide Fijabi

(Flykite Promotions)

Nigerian boxing champions, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi and Waidi “Skoro” Usman, have vowed to demolish their African opponents on October 1, 2017.

While Fijabi, the West African Boxing Union (WABU) light welterweight champ, will be defending his title against Ghana’s Ben “Congo Soldier” Ankrah, Skoro will take on Tanzania’s Juma Fundi to defend the West African Boxing Union (WABU) featherweight title.

Speaking in Lagos on Friday, Fijabi said his opponent will rue the day he agreed to challenge him for the title.

“I don’t know who encouraged him to seek to fight me. Whoever or whatever did will discover that this is a different Fijabi. Ankrah will kiss the canvas in the third round. I will daze him,” he boasted.

On his part, Skoro said his Tanzanian opponent will know what hits him, but will be unable to do anything about it.

Raphael Kwabena and Olaide Fijabi play

Raphael Kwabena (in green shorts) and Olaide Fijabi (in black and white shorts) slugging it out in the ring on October 2, 2016

(Flykite Promotions)


“I don’t believe in the saying ‘he didn’t know what hit him’ because people usually know what hit them, but are unable to do anything about it. I will hit him till he surrenders,” he bragged.

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The West African Boxing Union (WABU) light welterweight and featherweight champions have promised to wow fans and spectators at the GOtv Boxing Night 12, which holds at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos.

Other fights will see Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo of Nigeria defending his title from the grasp of Ramadhani Shauri of Tanzania, while Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph seek to become the first winner of the Commonwealth Africa lightweight crown when he takes on Israel Kwwamwamba of Malawi.

Also in the lightweight category, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu will fight Samuel “Omo Daddy” Olaogun in a challenge duel. The light welterweight category will equally see Rilwan “Baby Face” fight Christmas “Tornado” Tombraye. In the light heavyweight division, Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi will go up against Akeem “AK” Adebayo.

The event will be broadcast live by SuperSport in 47 African countries.

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