Previous African Boxing Union (ABU) light welterweight champion, Olaide ‘Fijaborn’ Fijabi, who is set to have his first battle in quite a while, has cautioned his next rival to expect a sweltering time when they conflict at GOtv Boxing Night 21 on November 27.
Fijabi, who has been deprived of his title, following his physical issue authorized failure to shield it in Senegal in 2018, is booked to battle Dennis “The Range” Mbat in a public test duel.
Talking in Lagos yesterday, the previous West African and African hero, said he is glad to be back in the ring and that he is sure of getting back to the apex of mainland boxing.
“I can’t describe how happy I am to fight competitively once again. I’m in 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,” he enthused.
Fijabi also warned future opponents, saying he is 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 boasted.
GOtv Boxing Night 21 will hold behind closed doors in line with COVID-19 protocols, but will 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 national lightweight challenge duel between West African Boxing Union (WABU) champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu and Prince “Lion Nwoye; national welterweight challenge contest between WABU champion, Rilwan
“Baby Face” Babatunde and Jubril “Terrible Olalekan; super featherweight clash between Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Sogbesan and Kazeem
“Delight” Oluwo; lightweight challenge clash featuring Lateef “Akins Jr” Akinola and Alaba “Elyblow” Omotola as well as light heavyweight duel between Cosmos “Awosika” David and Segun “Success” Olanrewaju.