Nigeria's Joe Boy to fight Egypt's Ahmed for vacant African lightweight title

Nigeria's Joe Boy to fight Egypt's Ahmed for vacant African lightweight title

- Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph to fight Egypt's Abdulrahim Ahmed for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title

- They will fight at the Boxing night 13 event which will be held on Boxing day December 26 at Landmark Event Centre

- Seven fights are scheduled for the night, three international between Nigerians and their African counterparts and three local

Nigeria’s Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph is billed to fight Egyptian Abdulrahim Ahmed for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title at the Boxing Night 13 event.

The event which is the 13th of its kind in the Gotv boxing night chronicles will be held on December 26, at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Nigeria's Joe Boy to fight Egypt's Ahmed for vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title

Nigeria's Joe Boy is fighting for an international title.

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On the same night, Nigeria’s Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi will aim for the ABU light welterweight title when he takes on Michael Odhiambo of Kenya. Another international title bout will see Nigeria’s Abolaji “Afonja Warrior” Rasheed defend his West African Boxing Union (WABU) title against Arye Ayitteh of Ghana.

Nigeria's Joe Boy to fight Egypt's Ahmed for vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title

Nigerian boxer Fijabi. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi/NAIJ.com

Also lined up are national lightweight and light welterweight title fights. The latter will see Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde take on Chijioke “Painless” Ngige, while the former will feature Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu against Kehinde “Ijoba’ Badmus.

There will also be challenge bouts between Rilwan “Scorpion” Oyekola and Jimoh “Hogan Jimoh Jr” in the lightweight division as well as between Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna and Cosmos “Awosika” David in the super middleweight class.

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NAIJ.com understands that the best boxer at the show will go home with N2.5million, while the two runners-up will win N1million and N500,000 respectively.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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