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Boxers talk tough ahead of Night Mini showdown


Boxers billed to fight at the maiden edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini have been speaking of their preparations ahead of the event billed to hold on Saturday at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Yaba, Lagos.

Typically, the boxers’ comments have been marked by boasts about their abilities and how such would swing things in their way.

Some of the boxers scheduled to be in action are Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, reigning West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion; Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight champion, Waheed “Showmax” Shogbamu, Ola Adebakin and Cynthia “Omo Bobby” Ogunsemilore.

Oladosu, who is billed to take on  Adebakin in a national lightweight challenge, declared himself ready, willing and able to see off his opponent without fuss.


“I am unstoppable. Tell Adebakin that he will see hell. I don’t need to exercise myself. I am sufficiently prepared and he will feel the full force of my preparation,” Oladosu said.

A reletively known Adebakin, however, responded that while he is an underdog, he would show Oladosu that underdogs can bite and dangerously, too. He bragged that he would inflict on the WABU champion his first defeat as a professional.  

“Real One might be better known, but that will count for nothing when we step into the ring. He is not familiar with me, but I do know him well, including his weaknesses. I am ready to exploit this and put him where he belongs: on the canvas,” he stated.

WABU welterweight champion, Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, is also in war mood, issuing a strong warning to his opponent, Dennis “The Range” Mba.   

He said he had seen media reports quoting Mba as threatening him with defeat. “I have seen him boast in media reports, but he’ will be sorry at the end of the fight. He will be treated like every other opponent who has been foolish enough to face me,” he raved. 

Waheed “Showmax” Shogbamu and Semiu “Jagaban” Olopade have similarly swapped boasts, with the former vowing to leave his opponent in tears and blood.

Also, Ogunsemilore, who is billed to take on take on Omowunmi “Mummy’s Pet” Akinsanya in a national super featherweight challenge, said she expects to win the bout and improve her fight record.

“I am well prepared for this fight, and I am primed to ensure Akinsanya continues to remain a “Mummy’s Pet” in the ring. I really need the win in order to show that my boxing career is really progressing,” she said.

Also on the bout card is a national cruiserweight challenge between Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi and Tunji “Germani” Olajide.

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