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Joeboy targets Commonwealth lightweight boxing crown


Nigeria’s Joe Boy lands a blow on Ghana’s Richard “Desert Warrior” Amefu, whom he defeated via a unanimous decision in an eight round international challenge contest at the GOtv Boxing Night 9 held at the National Stadium, Lagos.

After confirming his position as the Commonwealth Africa lightweight champion by defeating Israel “Money Machine” Kammwamba of Malawi at the GOtv Boxing Night 12, Joseph ‘Joe Boy’ Oto has now set his sights on the main Commonwealth title, which he hopes to add to his shelf in December.

Oto defeated Israel “Money Machine” Kammwamba of Malawi to make history as the first ever winner of the title.

“My next target is to win the main Commonwealth title come December but I must admit that my last fight against the Malawian was my toughest bout. My opponent was not a pushover as he is a very technically sound boxer.


“He never gave up easily as he was all over me throughout the encounter. I never really expected the bout to go all length because I thought I could easily knock him out early into the fight. But I have also realised that a good boxer should not just focus on knocking out his opponent, but also be ready to fight till the end. I have also learnt a lot from the fight because it got to a stage when I was a bit tired. I must also credit my coach for his support and motivation throughout the bout,” he said.

Oto said he hopes to return to training next week in preparation for the bigger task in December.

“I am going back to training from next week in readiness for the main Commonwealth title bout, which I believe will be against a tougher opponent. I need to correct some of the mistakes I noticed in my last bout. I am going to be fully ready for the title fight in December,” Oto added.

He commended the management of WEO ALLSPORTS, who are the managing firm catering for him alongside Olaide Fijabi.

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