GOtv boxing: Joe Boy’s foe arrives for title fight

Posted on Dec 25 2017 - 3:45pm by admin

Abdulrahim Ahmed, the Egyptian and Mediterranean champion billed to fight Nigeria’s Oto ‘Joe Boy’ Joseph for the African Boxing Union lightweight title fight, arrived Lagos on Sunday aboard an Egypt Air flight from Cairo.

The fight is one of seven billed for GOtv Boxing Night 13, scheduled to hold on Tuesday at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Ahmed arrived with his manager, Deif Mohamed Shabban, and his interpreter.                                                                    He boasted that he would not just beat Joe Boy but also win the N2.5m attached to the best boxer prize   at the event.

“I will win the title and the prize money,” the Egyptian said.                                                                                            Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi will fight Shadrack ‘Punch to Punch’ Kobero for the ABU light welterweight title at the event, which will see musical performances by Small Doctor, Falz, Simi and Reekado Banks.

In the middleweight category, Nigeria’s Abolaji Rasheed will defend his West African Boxing Union title against Arye Ayitteh. In another light welterweight bout, Rilwan ‘Baby Face’ Babatunde will fight Chijioke ‘Painless’ Nigige for the national title. Three challenge bouts complete the lineup.

The best boxer at the event wins N2.5m, while the runners-up will go home with N1m and N500, 000 respectively.

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