Lagos Set to Host World Boxing Federation Bout

Africa’s most populous city has been chosen as the venue for the World Boxing Federation, WBF Intercontinental super featherweight fight.

The WBF clash will also see the winner take a shot at the WBF world title in the division.

The bout is one of the two international clashes billed to take place on 28 December at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.

The second international duel in the eight-fight line-up will see US-based Nigerian Oluwafemi, “The Eagle” Oyeleye take on Tanzania’s Meshack “Smart Boy” Mwankemwa in a middleweight challenge.

Also scheduled to be in action is crowd favourite, Olaide, “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who will face Yusuf Mufutau in a light welterweight challenge contest.

Fights on the card also include national lightweight challenge duels between African Boxing Union champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph and Hammed “Ese” Hammed Ganiyu, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu against Mubarak Hazmat, and Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola against Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai.

In the middleweight division, Femi “Small Tyson” Akintayo will take on Ebubechukwu “Coded Man” Eze, a graduate of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 1.

The bantamweight division will see action between the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 4, Opeyemi Adeyemi, squaring up with Jamiu Dada.

President of the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), Dr Rafiu Ladipo, told newsmen that the WBF title fight is a sign of organizers’ desire to put the country back on the world boxing map.

The boxing night will also feature live artiste performances, and will be broadcast live on Supersport to viewers in 47 African countries.

The organisers have also announced that the best boxer at the event will go home with N1.5million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.