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­‘I’ll sting Taozon to submission at GOtv Boxing Night, Scorpion boasts


Ridwan ‘Scorpion’ Oyekola, challenger for the national super featherweight title, has vowed to unseat incumbent champion, Taofeek “Taozon” Bisuga by stinging him with blows when they clash at GOtv Boxing Night 18 on Easter Sunday, April 21.

The bout is one of the eight scheduled for the event, which holds at the Indoor Sports Hall of the Obafemi Awolowo (formerly Liberty) Stadium, Ibadan.

Oyekola, winner of the best boxer award at GOtv Boxing Night 15, spoke from his Ibadan base yesterday. He bragged that Taozon would not last the distance, as he would be stung into throwing in the towel.

“There is a reason I’m called Scorpion. It is because my punches are as lethal as the scorpion’s sting. It does not matter that he is the champion. At the last edition, I stung a former champion into submission in the fourth round. I will repeat the same thing. I won the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 15, knocked out my opponent. Taozon has had his time. This is my own time,” boasted the young boxer.

Also in action at the event is big-timer and current the African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title, Oto “Joeboy” Joseph of Nigeria, who will defend his title against Success “Brave Warrior” Tetteh of Ghana. The Ghanaian has already boasted that he will be the first boxer to defeat Joe Boy, who also holds the Commonwealth (Africa) lightweight title.

The second international bout will see Akeem “Dodo” Sadiku of Nigeria take on Republic of Benin’s Ekpresso Djamihou in a light middleweight challenge. Other big-timers scheduled to fight are the returning Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, the West African Boxing Union (WABU) champion; Tawio “Esepo” Agbaje, best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 16; Adeyemi “Sense” Opeyemi, best boxer at GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 4; and a clutch of graduates of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 3. The best boxer at the event, to be beamed live on SuperSport, will go home with a cash prize of N1million alongside the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.

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