Fijabi will taste first defeat at GOtv Boxing Night 17, Muftau vows
Fast rising light welterweight boxer, Yusuf “Murphy” Muftau, has declared that he will be the first pugilist to defeat former West African Boxing Union champion, Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi. Both boxers are scheduled to clash at GOtv Boxing Night 17, holding on December 28 at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
Speaking yesterday, Murphy said he was undaunted by his more celebrated opponent’s unbeaten record, explaining that the fact that Fijabi is yet to taste defeat as a professional boxer is a motivation for him.
“I am so motivated to become the first boxer to defeat Fijabi. It will be a great thing to do. I have watched him fight many opponents, who clearly did not know what to do to defeat him. This time, there is no chance of him escaping defeat,” boasted Murphy.
The odds are against Murphy, who is facing an opponent that has won all of his 11 fights, and is known for his savage punching power, which has brought him many knockouts.The eight-fight show will also feature musical performances by Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Teni Da Entertainer and Daddy Showkey.
The event’s headline fight is the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental super featherweight title between Seun ‘The Machine’ Wahab of Nigeria and Issa “Peche Boy” Nampepeche of Tanzania.
There is also the international middleweight challenge contest between Oluwafemi “The Eagle” Oyeleye and Tanzania’s Meshack “Smart Boy” Mwankemwa.
Also on the card are national lightweight challenge duel featuring Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu vs Mubarak “Morgan” Hamzat and national featherweight challenge bout, which pitches Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola against Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai.
The bantamweight division will see Opeyemi “Sense “Adeyemi take on Saheed “Gbeminiyi” Ahmed, while Femi “Small Tyson” Akintayo will swap punches with Ebubechukwu “Coded Man” Edeh in the middleweight class.The best boxer at the event will go home with a cash prize of N1.5million attached to the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.