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Nigerian foreign boxers clash in Lagos

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The city of Lagos, Nigeria, has been chosen as the venue for the World Boxing Federation, WBF Intercontinental super featherweight.

The WBF clash will also see the winner take a shot at the WBF world title in the division.

The fight is one of the two international clashes billed to take place on 28 December at the Tafawa Balewa Square.

The second international duel in the eight-fight line-up will see US-based Nigerian Oluwafemi, “The Eagle” Oyeleye take on Meshack “Smart Boy” Mwankemwa of Tanzania in a middleweight challenge.

Also scheduled to be in action is crowd favourite, Olaide, “Fijaborn” Fijabi, who will face Yusuf Mufutau in a light welterweight challenge contest.

Fights on the card also include national lightweight challenge duels between African Boxing Union champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph and Hammed “Ese” Hammed Ganiyu; Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu against Mubarak Hamzat; and Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola against Nurudeen “Prince” Fatai.

In the middleweight division, Femi :Small Tyson” Akintayo will take on Ebubechukwu “Coded Man” Eze, a graduate of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search 1.

The bantamweight division will see action between the best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 4, Opeyemi Adeyemi, squaring up with Jamiu Dada.

President of the Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C), Dr. Rafiu Ladipo, told reporters that the WBF title fight is a sign of organizers’ desire to put the country back on the world boxing map.

The boxing night will also feature live artiste performances, and will be broadcast live on Supersport to viewers in 47 African countries.

The orghanizers have also announced that the best boxer at the event will go home with N1.5million and the Mojisola Ogunsanya Memorial Trophy.

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