Ahead of his Commonwealth Africa lightweight title fight, Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph has vowed to demolish his opponent, Malawi’s Israel Forget Kamwamba when they clash in the Commonwealth Africa lightweight title bout at GOtv Boxing Night 12 holding at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, on Sunday.
Joe Boy is seeking to be the first winner of the newly created title.
Speaking in Lagos on Thursday, Joe Boy said he will give Kamwamba the beating of his life.
“I have fought some of the best lightweight boxers in Africa and I have never lost. He is not the man to defeat me,” Joe Boy boasted.
The seven-bout event will have four international duels, including the African Boxing Union welterweight defence by Nigeria’s Stanley “Edo Boy” Eribo, who is fighting Ramadhani Shauri of Tanzania. Also defending his title is Nigeria’s Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who will seek to keep his West African Boxing Union crown from the covetous eyes of Ghana’s Ben “Congo Man” Ankrah.
Another Tanzanian, Juma Fundi, take on Nigeria’s Waidi “Skoro” Usman in an international featherweight challenge contest.
For the non-international fights, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu trade blows with Samuel “Omo Daddy” Opaogun in the lightweight division, while Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde will fight Tombraye “Tornado” Christmas in the light welterweight category. The light heavyweight division will see Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi in action against Akeem “AK” Adebayo.
Participating boxers will earn a total of N20million in prize monies. The winner of the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Award for the best boxer will go home with N2.5million. The two runners-up will win N1million and N500,000 respectively.