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GOtv Boxing Night 21: Fijabi Promises Explosive Ring Return

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Former African Boxing Union (ABU) light welterweight champion, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who is set to have his first fight in two years, has warned his next opponent to expect a torrid time during the fight.

The event according to the organisers of Gotv Boxing Night which is the 21st edition, would hold on Nov. 27 at the Mobolaji Johnson Sport Complex, Yaba.

Fijabi, who was stripped of his title, following an injury enforced absence that made it impossible for him  to defend his title in Senegal in 2018, is scheduled to fight Dennis “The Range” Mbat in a national challenge contest.

Speaking in Lagos on Tuesday, the former African champion said he was happy to be back in the ring, and very confident of returning to the pinnacle of continental boxing.

“I can’t describe how happy I am to fight competitively once again. I’m in a very good shape and free of injuries.

“That I believe, is bad news for Mbat, who will have a November he won’t want to remember.

I”believe that the video of the fight will be painful for him to watch, as he will fast-forward it to avoid remembering the punishment he’d endure,” said the former ABU champion.

Fijabi also warned other future opponents, that he was ready to reclaim his ABU title and then go for the Commonwealth title.

“People forget I’m undefeated at the national, West African and African levels. I will be back bigger and better,”he added.

GOtv Boxing Night 21 would hold behind closed doors in line with the COVID-19 protocols, but would be broadcast live on SuperSport (DStv channel 209 and GOtv channel 34).

The event will feature seven bouts, including the national bantamweight title fight between Habeeb “Ige” Oladeji and Tunde “Turning Star” Olojede.

Other fights lined up are a national lightweight challenge duel between West African Boxing Union (WABU) champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu versus Prince “Lion Nwoye;

National welterweight challenge contest between WABU champion, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde versus Jubril “Terrible Olalekan;

Super featherweight clash between Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Sogbesan taking on Kazeem “Delight” Oluwo;

A Lightweight challenge showdown would see Lateef “Akins Jr” Akinola fight  Alaba “Elblow” Omotola, as well as a light heavyweight duel between Cosmos “Awosika” David and Segun “Success” Olanrewaju.

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Edited By: Emmanuel Okara)
(NAN)

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