Akpan trade punches with Osundairo in WABU, WBO title clash
DE-LADS Boxing Promotion will today sponsor a West Africa Boxing Union (WABU) – World Boxing Organisation (WBO) title fight between American-born Nigerian, Abibola Osundairo, and the defending champion, Godday Akpan.
The fight is slated today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos.
The title match tagged: “Battle of All The Ages Season 2,” will also feature other professionals and amateur fights with over 50 boxers expected to contest at the event.
Speaking at the unveiling of the event in Lagos, yesterday, the President of De-Lads Boxing Promotion, Wasiu Waheed Alabi, said that the event was put together to create deeper boxing awareness in the country.
“The boxing event would have different fights, going over 10 rounds apart from the WBO fight. We want Nigerians to come and watch the best of boxing at all levels in both the female and male categories. Most of the boxers who would showcase their skills at the event have declared that they are battle ready,” he said.
Also speaking at the event, the Nigerian Boxing Board of Control Secretary, Remi Aboderin, who is also the president of the West African Boxing Union (WABU), hailed the promoter of the event, while advising the boxers to maintain good sportsmanship.
America-based boxer, Osundairo who has won three fights via knockouts since turning professional, said that his achievements so far would be his motivation to outshine his opponent.
Tickets for the fights will be sold at the venue.