​Nigeria’s Oto Joseph to fight Egypt’s Ahmed for vacant African lightweight title

Nigeria’s Oto Joseph, popularly called Joe Boy Joseph will fight Egyptian Abdulrahim Ahmed for the vacant African Boxing Union (ABU) lightweight title.

​Nigeria’s Oto Joseph to fight Egypt’s Ahmed for vacant African lightweight title


The two boxing champs will fight at the Boxing night 13 event which will be held on Boxing day December 26 at Landmark Event Centre, Lagos.

Seven fights are scheduled for the night. One will be between Oto Joseph and Abdulrahim Ahmed and another fight is for Olaide Fijabi who will aim for the ABU light welterweight title when he takes on Michael Odhiambo of Kenya.

The third international title bout will see Nigeria’s Abolaji Rasheed defend his West African Boxing Union (WABU) title against Arye Ayitteh of Ghana.

Also lined up are national lightweight and light welterweight title fights. The latter will see Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde take on Chijioke “Painless” Ngige, while the former will feature Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu against Kehinde “Ijoba’ Badmus.

There will also be challenge bouts between Rilwan “Scorpion” Oyekola and Jimoh “Hogan Jimoh Jr” in the lightweight division as well as between Matthew “Wizeman” Obinna and Cosmos “Awosika” David in the super middleweight class.

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